Spring Pea Soup

Spring Pea Soup

I love this soup because you use fresh, seasonal ingredients and it makes me think of Spring!  It’s pretty quick to put together too, and you’ll have enough soup for leftovers.  Here are just a few health benefits of peas:

1.  The lutein and vitamin A in peas protects your eyes.

2. Both the fiber and lutein in peas improve heart health by lowering cholesterol and preventing the buildup of plaque along your artery walls.

3.Eating peas can help you meet your daily fiber needs. A 1/2-cup serving contains 4.4 grams of fiber, more than 1 cup of oatmeal with 4 grams of fiber and a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli with 2.6 grams of fiber. The fiber in peas can help you better manage your weight by keeping you feeling full longer.

Ingredients:

2 pounds of peas, shelled

2 2/3 cup organic vegetable stock

2 2/3 cup cold water

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Stevia (start with 2 tsp. and add more if you’d like)

Directions:

1.  Boil peas for about 10 minutes until soft.  Drain and pour into bowl of ice water (this will keep them bright green).  Drain again.

2.  Cover peas in pot with stock and cold water.  Season with salt and pepper.

3.  Pour mixture into blender, add stevia, and puree on medium-high speed.  Serve hot or cold.

Make four servings

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Enjoy!

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Source:  Livestrong

 

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