Popeye approved: Faux Cream of Spinach Soup in the Vitamix

The cool fall day today made me really crave soup for dinner. I had bought a big ‘ole bunch of spinach at the Asian market tonight. So, I decided to make a faux cream of spinach soup. This recipe could easily be vegan if made with vegetable broth instead of chicken.

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4 T onion, peeled/chopped

2 t canola or olive oil

1/2 # fresh spinach, washed

2 c broth (chicken or vegetable)

1 1/2 t cornstarch

3 oz tofu

 

 

1. Sauté onion until translucent in a large frying pan with the oil.

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2. Add spinach and heat until decreases in size and is wilted.

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3. Place all ingredients into Vitamix container and secure lid.

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4. Select variable 1 and turn on. Increase speed to variable 10, then to high.

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5. Blend for 3-4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the lid and wah-lah, hot faux cream of spinach soup!

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This recipe was super simple and packed with all the goodness of spinach…folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber and so much more.

Here is the nutrition (1 cup):

64 calories, 6 g protein, 3 g total fat, 0 sat fat, 6 g carb, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 mg iron, 117 mg sodium (if low-sodium broth used), 0 mg cholesterol, 6076 IU Vitamin A, 19 mg Vitamin C

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