Like many vegetarians I have a bit of an issue with iron but eating leafy greens like spinach will definitely help along with the help of an iron suppliment.
We all know that Popeye made himself super strong by eating spinach, but you may be surprised to learn that he may also have been helping to protect himself against inflammatory problems, oxidative stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and cancers at the same time.
Spinach also has a decent amount of vitamin K which is important for maintaining bone health. Vitamin K1 helps prevent excessive activation of osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone. Additionally, friendly bacteria in our intestines convert vitamin K1 into vitamin K2, which activates osteocalcin, the major non-collagen protein in bone. Spinach is also an excellent source of other bone-supportive nutrients including calcium and magnesium.
This soup is a lovely green colour and the hard cooked eggs make a nice garnish but are also a nice contrast to the thick broth.
5.3g net carbs and 18.8g protein.
Spinach Soup with Hard Cooked Eggs Recipe
By October 12, 2017Published:
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Ready In: 25 mins
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 onion chopped
- 10 cups spinach fresh, will cook down to one cup, or 10 oz frozen spinach
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Parmesan grated
- ground nutmeg to taste
- 8 eggs hard cooked
- Place the chopped onions in a large pot sauté in butter without letting it turn brown.
- Add spinach and stir until it has melted if using frozen or fresh spinach has wilted.
- Simmer for a minute while stirring and add broth and cream.
- Let boil and simmer for a few minutes.
- Using a hand blender, blend till smooth.
- Add salt, pepper, parmesan and nutmeg to taste. Serve with egg halves.