The best recipes sometimes come out of things you already have in your kitchen. That’s where I got inspiration for lunch today. It was simple and very healthy. Try this this easy soup when you want to load up on iron, protein and Vitamin D.
SPINACH & QUINOA SOUP
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
half bag of baby spinach
4 cups tomato juice
1 tbsp garlic & onion powder combined
1 tbsp dried mint
salt & pepper
canola & olive oil
1. Bring 1/2 quinoa with 1 cup water. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pot saute baby spinach in the canola and olive oil.
3. Once spinach is softened add the seasonings and the tomato juice and bring to a slow boil.
4. By the time the quinoa cooks the tomato juice will boil down nicely. Add the quinoa to the spinach. Stir and serve with crusty bread.