Nourishing Green Soup is filled with nutritious greens like spinach and kale, topped with brown rice and chickpeas for protein and fiber for a healthy and filling meal!
When it comes to greens, it’s no secret that I love ’em. I’ll throw kale in anything (or make an entire dish around it!) and spinach is a staple in our smoothies. I know everyone isn’t as enthusiastic about their greens as I am, but I actually think this bright green soup could be loved by everyone. Spoiler alert: Marc’s review was “Hmm…that’s actually pretty good!” Hey, I’ll take it!
This Nourishing Green Soup is everything it’s name implies. It’s stuffed to the brim with nourishment. There’s nutrients from the greens and vegetables, and fiber and protein from the brown rice, chickpeas, and Greek yogurt on top. And yeah – it’s bright green!
How to Make Nourishing Green Soup
This soup is actually quite simple, too. First you will get a pot of brown rice started in one pot and saute onion and garlic in another. Easy peasy. Then you’ll add the rest of the ingredients, including kale, spinach, broth, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and some of that brown rice you just cooked, and let it cook for about 10 minutes to cook the greens. Again, so easy.
Last step: puree the soup. I used my immersion blender because my Vitamix pooped out on me last week. Really, either a high powered blender or an immersion hand blender will work. If you use a high powered blender, just do it in batches and be careful with the hot liquid!
Wow I sound like a mom, don’t I?
Lastly, you serve with more of the brown rice, some chickpeas, and Greek yogurt. That’s it and you’re on your way to a big bowl of comforting and healthy soup!
While I used baby spinach and kale in this Nourishing Green Soup, there are a lot of other greens you can use, too. For example, swiss chard and arugula would be great options.
I made a big batch of this soup last week and ate it for lunch the next few days. I also packed some up for a friend with a new baby because if there’s any time that someone might need Nourishing Green Soup, it’s when you’re sleep deprived and in need of a nourishing meal!
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