I have lucked out with this spinach soup as it is very big on flavour, lean on calories and very easy on the wallet. So it is kind of the perfect January soup right? I mean, it does tick all the right boxes.
I have finally packed away the last Christmas decorations (ie I have hidden them in the back of my obviously multipurpose pantry for now) and promptly replaced them with my exercise dvds. I figure if I see them here, there and everywhere I will actually get round to doing them. And so far I have been pretty good kickboxing away to Davina’s super body work out. I can do one whole routine without stopping. Whoop whoop me.
Best though is that when I finished my routine, I get to flop in front of the fire with a big bowl of this soup and just give myself a pat on the back.
I am lucky that OH plants both spinach and swiss chard which keeps us going throughout the winter as these two are easily interchangeable in this soup. When I want a bit more of a punch I add in some more spinach or ginger and if I want my soup a bit thicker then I add in an extra potato or two.
I think I might brave another go at the super body work out tomorrow morning along with another bowl of this lovely detox ginger spinach soup.
Will you join me?
Other soup recipes you may like are below.
Roasted butternut squash soup with coconut
Curried pumpkin soup
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Ginger Spinach Soup
- 2 red onions finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 potatoes peeled and diced into small cubes
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 L (4 cups) vegetable stock
- Ground black pepper
- 350 g (12.4oz) spinach after stalks are removed washed
- Fry the onions in the olive oil for about 3 mins until they are soft.
- Add in the potatoes, ginger and garlic and fry for about a minute until fragrant.
- Then add in stock and season with salt and pepper, bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 mins until the potatoes are tender.
- Add spinach leaves and simmer for a few minutes until they wilt.
- Turn of the heat, let cool and whizz until smooth in a blender.
- Adjust seasoning and warm through before serving.