Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Lentils are one of my favorite foods as they are loaded with health benefits, they have an amazing taste, and they also are a great source of plant-based protein, high in folate, manganese, iron and phosphorus which makes them a great element for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Lentils have many nutrition benefits, some of the most important are: The ability to improve and maintain heart health, improve digestive health, support weight loss, prevent and fight blood sugar fluctuations which makes them a great option in diabetes diets. Lentils help to balance pH levels by alkalizing the body and they support a healthy and strong immune system.

This recipe is easy, delicious and highly nutritious. Prepare it and let me know if you liked it in the comments!

Total time: 35min / Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cube low-sodium vegetable broth

Directions

  1. Add the oil, onion and garlic to a large pot, add a pinch of salt, stir, and sauté over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the turmeric, cumin and cinnamon, stir until combined, continue cooking for 1 minute. 
  3. Add the carrots, coconut milk, lentils and vegetable broth, stir and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until the lentils are fluffy and tender. 
  4. Turn off the heat and add the spinach, stir until tender.
  5. Add the lime juice to taste. Serve hot.

 

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