Nutty Spinachio Soup (Ultra-Healthy)

A delicious creamy, thick, and hearty warm soup that you make in a blender. This is the tastiest and fastest way to get loads of phytonutrients and protein. Also, it is an extremely healthy way to eat high quantities of raw spinach without ruining your fruity smoothies.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon

  • 4 cups hot water

  • 1 pound fresh spinach

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (such as Adams®)

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco®) (Optional)

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Directions

  1. Place bacon slices in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and crumble into pieces.

  2. Place water, spinach, peanut butter, seasoned salt, and hot sauce in a blender. Cover and hold lid down; blend on highest setting until soup is smooth and warmed through. Let sit until bubbles float to the top, about 5 minutes.

  3. Strain soup into bowls through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth to avoid getting bubbles in the bowls. Stir in bacon pieces and grated Parmesan cheese; garnish bowls with additional Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes:

For a healthier and delicious version substitute seasoned salt with miso paste, and/or cut with Mrs. Dash(R).

Avoid overheating the soup in the blender as you'll lose phytonutrients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
38g Fat
19g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 215mg 17%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1116mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.