Spinach Soup with Green Peas and Millet

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Spinach is one of first vegetables to show up in our garden in spring. Spinach is a true superfood – it’s packed with so many healthy qualities, it’s hard to list them all! Spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

This nutritious, comforting and soothing, yet light, emerald-green vegetable soup possesses blood and liver cleansing properties which makes it an enjoyable addition to your spring cleansing routine!

Spinach Soup with Green Peas and Millet

Serves 6-7
  • 3 quarts (or 12 cups) Water
  • 1/2 cup Millet
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1/2 medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium Potatoes, cut in small cubes
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 3 cups (packed) Spinach
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Freshly Squeezed Juice of 1 Lime, or to taste
  1. In a saucepan, bring 3 quarts water to a boil over high heat. Add the millet, bay leaves, turmeric, and coriander. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid leaving an opening, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the millet is cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat melt the ghee. Add the onions. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots. Sautee, frequently stirring, for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes. Sautee, frequently stirring, for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the onions, carrots, and potatoes from the skillet to the pot. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the green peas. Simmer 2 minutes longer.
  8. Add the spinach, bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  9. Garnish with the lime juice.

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Larisa loves and lives Ayurveda. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and applies "the science of life" to every aspect of her lifestyle from cooking to gardening. She is constantly and enthusiastically inspiring others to enjoy the benefits of leading a more natural, Ayurvedic, and joyous life through her recipes, articles, gardening, teaching, workshops, and warm personality!

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