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  • Raw Recipe: Lusciously Rich Cream of Spinach Soup



    Lusciously Rich Cream of Spinach Soup

    By Kim Van Genderen

    The perfect, easy to make meal on a hot summer day! Once you’ve soaked your sunflower seeds, it just takes a few minutes to chop and blend. Feel good knowing that you’ll be nourishing your body with some powerhouses of nutrition: Sunflower seeds and spinach. Amongst their many nutritional benefits, they share a high level of protein, antioxidants, minerals (copper & magnesium) and fiber.

    Cream of Spinach Soup


    • 1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds, soakedspinach250x188
    • 2 cups filtered water
    • 3 handfuls baby spinach leaves
    • 1 splash of lemon juice
    • 1 dash of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1 chopped tomato or handful cherry tomatoes
    • cayenne pepper (optional)


    Blend sunflower seeds with water until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend a little longer. Adjust seasoning to taste. Add diced red bell pepper and tomatoes before serving.

    Suggestions & tips:

    Think of this recipe a good starter or base soup. I’d strongly suggest getting creative and adding herbs and spices to give it some interesting flavor. Consider following a particular flavor profile such as Latin- cilantro, lime, oregano, avocado, extra cayenne, radishes, etc. Or Italian: parsley, basil, garlic, capers, olives, etc. Get creative! Use whatever you have in your garden or in the fridge.

    Also, this soup is best eaten the same day it’s made.

     Kim Van Genderen is an artist, a traveler and a lover of all things creative and oriented towards human growth & self-improvement. Over the past several years she come to realize that her mission in life is to help people improve the quality of their lives- holistic nutrition is the way she plans to express her mission! She is currently devising her educational plan and beyond excited to get started!

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    4 Responses to “Raw Recipe: Lusciously Rich Cream of Spinach Soup”

    1. By clare on Jul 8, 2014

      Spinich is high is oxylates, to which I am sensitive. I’ll substitute Kale. Thank You!


    2. By Jocelyn B on Jul 8, 2014

      This is a great soup. The texture is beautiful-very thick and creamy. I’ll be making this one again! :)


    3. By Pamela Drake on Jul 14, 2014

      I would want to add curry powder and turmeric to this, and perhaps a touch of garlic. I am a lover of those liver-loving additives so they would make this really rock for me!


      Reply by Chere Harbridge on July 14th, 2014

      That sounds delicious, Pamela!


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