Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spinach

Have you tried this new Yellow Split Pea Soup recipe that’s featured in both my S.O.U.P. Cleanse & 7-Day RESET? It has been a major hit because it’s super tasty and packed with fiber and healthy fat. Yellow split peas contain all nine essential amino acids, which make them an ideal source of plant protein. This soup is already being touted as a favorite by many of my cleansers, and for a good reason – it is absolutely delicious!

Serves 4

Ingredients:  

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 1/4 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 1/2 cups yellow split peas
4 large handfuls of spinach
1 cup water
4 cups organic vegetable broth, low sodium 
1 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (canned)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat a large pot on medium heat. Add oil and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until translucent. Add ginger and garlic, and sauté, careful not to let the garlic burn. Add a little bit more oil as needed to prevent sticking.

Add yellow split peas, water, vegetable broth, turmeric, and black pepper and stir. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until split peas are tender.

Remove from heat and stir in coconut milk. Carefully blend soup in batches to make it partially puréed and add 4 large handfuls of spinach and season to taste. Enjoy!