DAIRY-FREE SPINACH SOUP
Healthily cooked spinach soup to enjoy the goodness of green spinach leaves
Category – Indian
185 kcal per serving
Heat the oil over medium heat in a saucepan.
Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 mins until it becomes golden brown.
Now, add spinach and cook for 2mins.
Add vegetable stock, Italian spices, salt, pepper and cinnamon and cook for 5mins.
Blend in a mixture or with the blender until smooth and strain it into the bowl.
Add lemon and mix.
Garnish with topping of butter and serve.
Prevents Constipation: Spinach is high in fiber and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote a healthy digestive tract.
Helps inreducinghigh blood pressure: A green leafy delight, spinach is low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with heart-healthy nutrients like potassium, folate, and magnesium — key ingredients for lowering and maintaining blood pressure levels.
Keeps your Skin and Hair healthy: Spinach is high in vitamin A, which is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Spinach and other leafy greens high in vitamin C are imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.
Relaxes the Body: It contains a substantial amount of zinc and magnesium which enable you to improve your quality of sleep, thus promoting effective healing. A good quality sleep will relax your body and mind.
FOR SELECTION & STORAGE
FOR PREPARING & COOKING
For cooking, opt for steaming, sautéeing or microwaving spinach rather than boiling to preserve the nutrients.
Spinach is an incredibly very healthy food. However, it may cause adverse effects in some individuals.
Spinach is also associated with an increased risk of kidney stones, but only in people who are predisposed to the condition.
Spinach contains very high amounts of vitamin K1.
Vitamin K1 serves several functions in the body, but is best known for its role in blood clotting.
People who are taking blood-thinners, such as warfarin, may want to closely monitor their vitamin K intake.
Spinach is high in oxalic acid, which can bind with iron and calcium and cause your body to absorb less of these nutrients. Consuming foods rich in vitamin C, such as tomatoes, capsicum, lemon juice or orange juice along with spinach can aid this absorption. Spinach is high in fibre, but too much of it can cause digestive problems such as bloating, gas and cramping.