After all the December celebrations and decadent splurges, it is now time to give your body a break and get a little healthy. So, we decided to give you a delicious, easy and very healthy soup as the recipe of the month for January.
Spinach and watercress soup
Pinch crushed black pepper
50mls fresh cream (optional – for a healthier option you can leave it out)
5g pumpkin seeds
- Shred the vegetable
- Cut the onion finely,
- In a sauce pan add butter and flour, stir with a wooden spoon till thoroughly cooked and add vegetable stock to a good dropping consistent
- On a separate pan blanch the watercress, onion and spinach very lightly and run in cold water to keep the colour, add stock and blend
- Mix together the white sauce and blended spinach & watercress add fresh cream and finish with pumpkin seeds and serve
A few facts as to why we should consume more spinach:
Spinach is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.