Smoky Spinach Soup

17 Nov

Smoky Spinach Soup

Serves 6-8

You want it all: strands that shine in the sunlight, glowing skin, sparkling eyes…all of which require maintenance (and for some, a hefty price tag) to achieve.  From fad diets to selling your soul, you’ve said you’ll do whatever it takes for beauty.  It’s time to eat your words—literally.  Smoky Spinach Soup promotes healthy hair, skin, nails and eyes from within.  Indulge in it and jumpstart your beauty regimen.


2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 small organic red potato, diced

1 small onion, quartered, diced

2 cloves garlic

8 Cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 Tbsp. ancho chili powder

1 tsp. coarse sea salt

1 tsp. cracked black pepper

12 C. fresh spinach, rinsed

¼ C. heavy cream

On medium heat, sauté potato and onion in olive oil until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, sauté another two minutes.  Add vegetable broth, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Let simmer on low heat for one hour.  Stir in spinach and simmer ten more minutes.  Allow to cool.

In 3 batches, with a reserve bowl handy, transfer stockpot contents to a blender and puree until fully smooth.  Pour first batch into reserve bowl and repeat for batches 2 and 3.  Pour pureed soup back into stockpot and let simmer on low heat for another hour, stirring occasionally.  Just before serving, stir in heavy cream.

Freezes well.  Feel like cooking for just you and your honey?  Quarter the recipe.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: Its no wonder Popeye loves him some spinach.  This all-over powerful veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals that promote strong bone health, healthy eyes, clear skin and stellar brain function.  Spinach is also a great choice to ward off free radicals and diseases including some cancers, like prostate cancer.

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NUTRITIONAL FACTS (SERVING SIZE – 6): Calories: 95.5; Total Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 1.4g; Sodium 188mg; Protein 2.1g; Fiber 2.1g


5 Responses to “Smoky Spinach Soup”

  1. Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls November 17, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    What a beautiful soup! I love the nutritional information you share, too 🙂

  2. Allie November 17, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    YUM I can’t wait to try this one out!

  3. foodiloveyou November 20, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Thanks, Ann! It’s so healthy and simple – the perfect soup for a rainy day with your favorite bread. Was inspired to make this after my summer trip to Ireland. Enjoy!

  4. foodiloveyou November 20, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    I think you’ll love it Allie–it’s simple, delicious and it tastes healthy for you. A great cleansing soup.


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