With Winter around the corner, now's the time to start thinking about warming and hearty soups, using nutrient-packed vegetables as the star. Greens like the spinach, asparagus, and chard in this soup recipe will help flush out toxins, impart high-energy vitamins and minerals, and leave you feeling full of energy. The quinoa in this soup will also help you de-bloat while helping to keep you full and satisfied. Adding a generous pinch of cayenne helps rev up your metabolism as well. And since it's just under 100 calories per serving, you can eat as much as you'd like without any guilt.
Get the recipe after the break.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish Makes eight servings.
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1 bunch asparagus tips
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons plus 3 cups water, divided
1/4 cup quinoa
1 bunch green chard (about 450g)
14 cups gently packed spinach (about 340g), any tough stems trimmed
4 cups vegetable broth, store-bought or homemade
Big pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more to taste
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
Makes eight servings.