Spring is the season of all things green and that means it’s time to boost the amount of it in your diet. Greens are known to aid in the body’s natural cleansing and detoxification process. This green cleanse soup recipe is rich in nutrients and it also happens to be quite filling. You can even get creative and add a variety of seasonal greens in addition to the spinach. Think kale, chard, or even some broccoli florets: The more green, the merrier!
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Spring Green Detox Soup Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large leeks,thinly sliced (white and green parts)
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
5 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cups water
2 cups shelled fresh or frozen peas
4 cups firmly packed baby spinach
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Sprouts or fresh herbs for garnish
- In a large soup pot over medium heat, add olive oil and leeks with a pinch of salt. Sauté 3 minutes until the leeks begin to wilt. Add the cubed sweet potato, garlic, and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until sweet potato is fully cooked.
- Remove from the heat. Quickly add the peas, spinach, and 1 cup of cold water. Stir well until you see the spinach beginning to wilt and the peas are vibrant and bright green.
- Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it’s very smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve topped with sprouts or fresh herbs.