Spinach Soup For Weight Loss Recipe

Spinach Soup For Weight Loss Recipe

This spinach soup for weight loss recipe is easy to make and satisfying, not to mention lean and nutritious.

Spinach has long been famous for its ability to give energy instantaneously. Remember Popeye the Sailor Man? While this leafy green won’t cause your biceps to inflate like balloons, it is dense in vitamins and minerals, low in calories and versatile in cooking.

Spinach is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world. Spinach is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Also, it’s low in calories and is known to be healthy for the heart.

Spinach is a good source of vitamins A and C, and the minerals manganese, zinc and selenium. This makes spinach useful in protecting various systems and functions within the body, from digestive health to eye sight.

In Ayurveda spinach has more of Vata’s qualities, so it’s best consumed in Pitta and Kapha seasons, that is from March to October. Spinach has detoxifying properties and is also known to nourish the body. It is ideal for those looking for weight loss in a healthy way.

Spinach Soup For Weight Loss

Ingredients

1 tsp ghee
1 small stick of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
4 whole cloves
3 cloves of garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups spinach
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup hot water

Instructions

Heat one teaspoon of ghee in a soup pot. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves. Sauté for one minute, until the aroma starts to rise. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for a couple more minutes, until the onion turns transparent. Now add the chopped spinach. Sauté it for 5 more minutes until the leaves shrink and the raw smell goes away. Now remove the cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon stick and puree the rest smoothly in a blender. Add 1/2 cup of hot water and reheat over a medium flame. When it comes to a boil, remove from the stove top, add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

This soup is super healthy. It’s low in calories and cholesterol and is good for brain health and weight loss. Enjoy!

Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.

2 comments

  1. Hello Arya,
    Thanks for the lovely and helpful recipe.
    There is one more question.
    Does this soup help to increase haemoglobin ? My haemoglobin is very low and I don’t want to take allopathic medicines. Can U pls suggest something that is natural

    Thanks

    • Of course, green leafy vegetables do help in increasing Hb in blood. In addition include citrus fruits, peas, dried beans – which are sources of folic acid. Include iron rich foods like lentils, cereals, whole egg, meat etc in diet. Include herbal spices like mint, basil etc in diet. Always keep an eye on the Hb count, if experiencing any dizziness and lethargy, consult your doctor.

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