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It is time to bring all our yummy soup recipes out. I've been in the kitchen experimenting a bit to get more heartwarming and delicious recipes to you. So today, I am proud and happy to present my latest creation, Spinach Protein Soup!
I don't know what it is about soups but they have the ability to make you feel so nourished and pampered by having a warm bowl of it. Seriously, every time I eat soup, after a few spoonfuls I feel I can slow down and my body appreciates the nourishment, it is even soothing!
Soups can come in many shapes and forms. You can get super fancy and have a bowl of soup that will take you a few hours to make. Or you can go super simple where you just throw broth in a pot with some veggies and let it simmer for a bit.
The spinach soup we are making, I would say is in-between. It won't take you a long time to make, it is fairly quick. It has a beautiful colour, an amazing texture, and it is so incredibly delicious, packed with flavour and nutrients. All which make you feel you are eating a gourmet dish.
The amazing green colour comes from, of course, the spinach. But I also added green peas for an extra load of nutrients. It is always good to have lots of green veggies in our meals. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and are very low in calories.
I always try to include some kind of green vegetable in my recipes. Green veggies have such a big amount of health benefits. Including reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and mental decline. As you can see, it is important to eat your greens!
The spinach soup also has a bit of creamy texture without it being too heavy. I added cashew nuts and nutritional yeast. Both ingredients will add that creamy texture and a unique taste. Cashews are a bit milder in flavour. But the yeast has a bit of a nutty cheesy taste that is a great addition to the overall flavour of our yummy soup.
The beauty of this spinach soup is that it is a protein soup as well. In one serving, you get about 25g of protein and you are only adding 375 calories to your count. If you re looking to get on those vegan gains, this protein soup will do wonders for you.
And if you want to do a low-carb meal you can leave out the bread slices. But I suggest you don't. I always serve this spinach soup with toasted bread on the side. I love to help myself to the last little bit of soup on the bowl. A slice of bread those wonders helping you pick up that even the last little drop!
For the soup
For the bread
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 375||From Fat 181|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20g||30.9%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 47g||15.8%|
|Dietry Fiber 14g||57.1%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 9.74µg||162.3%|
|Vitamin B-6 12.44mg||621.9%|
|Vitamin C 23.35mg||38.9%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 3.05mg||10.2%|
|Vitamin K1 324.07µg||405.1%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 2.23mg||22.3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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