If you are into Green Smoothies and are looking for a savory alternative, this delicious Spinach Soup is perfect! It’s a great way to pack in extra greens throughout the day, and is such an easy, quick soup to cook up!
Reheat and enjoy it for days after as a quick grab-and-go meal, or throw in in a thermos and take it on the go! Let’s get into the details.
Spinach Soup – “Allicin Perk”
In addition to the superfood green veggies, this All Green Soup recipe supplies a hefty serving of health-enhancing allicin sulfides. This is from the onions, garlic and leeks! With a long history of medicinal use across many cultures, these sulfur-rich vegetables are well known in functional medicine. This is because of their antibacterial and blood-vessel health-promoting benefits. Healthy blood vessels mean a healthier heart and even healthier skin (healthy blood vessels are essential for glowing radiant skin)!
Sulfur rich vegetables such as the onions, garlic and leeks used in the Spinach Soup recipe have a number of additional different health-enhancing properties including:
- Anti-Cancer Properties
- Anti-Microbial Properties
- Gut Health
- Hormonal Balance
- Liver Health
If you follow the anti-inflammatory diet outlined in our Clean Cuisine book, then you should be trying to eat at least one large serving (about 1 1/2 cups) worth of sulfur-rich vegetables each day. However, I admit meeting your sulfur-rich daily vegetable quota is not always the easiest thing to do. The Spinach Soup makes it easy and delicious to get in your greens and sulfur rich vegetables in one savory cup of soup!
And you can eat your soup hot or cold, which means it is great for all seasons of the year!
Spinach Soup Ingredients
This Spinach Soup was formulated with the intention of offering a savory and delicious way to pack in more greens throughout the day. If you’re not into green smoothies, this really is an excellent alternative that you’re sure to enjoy!
This recipe is loaded with nutrient-dense, health-promoting ingredients, while still equally prioritizing flavor. Here is a list of the main ingredients you’ll need for this soup!
Spinach is a superfood full of nutrients and vitamins! It has been studied for its benefits in eye health, to blood pressure regulation, and more! For those who don’t love the flavor, consuming spinach through soups and smoothies are a wonderful way to reap the benefits of this powerful plant.
Walnuts help to give this Spinach Soup its creamy texture. They also just so happen to be an excellent source of antioxidants, omega-3s, and other important nutrients.
Mellow White Miso Paste
When you scan the ingredient list for the Spinach Soup, you may be wondering a bit about the Mellow White Miso paste, and whether it will impart a “Japanese” flavor on the soup. Not to worry, this won’t happen!
Mellow White Miso is considered a Short-Term aged miso. It has a much sweeter, milder flavor than it’s Long-Term cousins (the one you typically get at a Japanese restaurant). Short-Term Mellow White Miso also has it’s own health benefits, and is an excellent source of the lactobacillus vital probiotic bacteria. In essence, Short-Term Mellow White Miso has the same gut-health promoting benefits of yogurt, but without the dairy.
By far, my favorite brand of miso paste is MISO MASTER®. This company makes artisinal organic miso using ancient traditional methods yielding a fresh, unpasteurized and superior product. Look for MISO MASTER® in the refrigerated section of your natural foods store. And for the All Green Soup, be sure to use the mellow white one!
Like mentioned above, garlic has been used medicinally for many years. This is in part, due to it’s allicin sulfides! Garlic is antibacterial, is often used to treat imbalances like SIBO, and offers numerous benefits to the body.
Just like garlic, onion also contains allicin, offering anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial benefits. It also adds so much flavor to this dish!
Celery is full of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and so much more. It can help reduce inflammation, and support a healthy digestive system. It’s distinct, fresh, and earthy flavor offers a pleasant taste to this Spinach Soup!
Leeks encompass a very mild onion flavor, and are great for soups and stews! They’re full of numerous vitamins, alongside flavonoids, which have been studied for their anti-inflammatory benefits, amongst much more.
If you’re ready for this quick and easy Spinach Soup Recipe, let’s get into the details!
This Spinach Soup recipe is a savory and make-ahead green smoothie alternative that makes it easy to get your greens in!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 6 cups organic spinach
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup mellow white miso paste
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons unrefined organic red palm oil OR extra virgin coconut oil
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 leeks, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Unrefined Himalayan pink salt, to taste
- To a high speed blender (like this one), add the walnuts, mellow white miso, lemon juice and water. Process on high speed for about 1 minute, or until mixture is smooth and creamy. Set broth aside.
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-heat. Add the garlic, onion, celery and leeks; saute for 5 to 6 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Add the nutmeg and white pepper. Season with salt to taste.
- To the vegetables, add the broth and bring to a simmer. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute. Remove pot from the heat and use a hand-held stick blender to process the vegetables into a smooth, creamy mixture. Serve warm or cold.
I know palm oil has a bad reputation among the clean eating crowd, but unrefined organic red palm oil is completely different. In fact, I would go so far as to say unrefined, organic red palm oil is a superfood! It is loaded with antioxidants and a great oil for cooking because it has a very mild flavor and can withstand heat very well. However, if you do not have unrefined, organic red palm oil in your pantry, feel free to substitute organic, extra virgin coconut oil.
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