In a recent Eat Fat Get Thin Challenge, we had nutritional chef, Mikaela Reuben, share helpful tips to make cooking easy and doable. Today, she is sharing a delicious recipe that is exactly that. This comforting, Pegan Diet approved soup is rich in vitamin C and fat soluble vitamins E and K. Enjoy! Click here to view PDF version.
Broccoli Spinach Soup
1 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee
1/2 cup roughly chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup red lentils
2 cups organic mushroom broth
1 medium crown broccoli, cut into florets
1 1/2 cups spinach
In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add in the chopped onion, salt, pepper, thyme and lemon zest. Cook for about 3 minutes or until onions are soft.
Add the lentils and stir to combine with other ingredients.
Add the mushroom broth and continue to cook on medium for 5 minutes.
Add broccoli florets. Cook for 5 more minutes.
When the lentils and broccoli are nearly done cooking, add the spinach and cook for 1 more minute.
Remove from the heat and pour the soup into a blender and puree on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 1⁄2 cups)
calories 277 • fat 8 g • protein 19 g • carbohydrate 41 g • sodium 693 mg