Spinach & Quinoa Soup & Flu Busting Juice for Meatless Monday!

I’ve been hit by the flu bug! And nothing cures a flu better than soup…and lots of supplements and rest, which I did plenty of! I have a list of soups that I love to cook, and considering this cold weather is dragging on longer than I’d like, I just may have to cook up some soup a little more frequently these next few weeks! Below is a recipe I scored from Chatelaine magazine that is loaded with nutrients and plant based protein. And if you’re trying to get rid of some sniffles, add some cayenne, chill flakes or tabasco to your soup for some extra “clear your sinuses” zing! Enjoy!

Picture from Chatelaine magazine

Spinach & Quinoa Soup


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/3 cup dry quinoa
2 cups low sodium organic vegetable broth
1 425g can eden organic white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2-3 cups baby spinach

Heat a large saucepan over medium. Add oil, then onion. Cook until onion is soft, about 3 min. Add carrot, garlic, cumin, coriander and quinoa. Cook for 2 more min. Pour in broth and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, until quinoa is cooked, about 15 more min. Stir in beans and spinach. Cook until beans are hot and spinach is wilted, 2 to 3 more min. Serve immediately. No need to chop the spinach . Just toss it into the simmering soup and it wilts perfectly.

Vitamin C Flu Busting Juice
This juice is loaded with vitamin C which is great for colds and flus! You’ll also get an amazing dose of nutritive phytonutrients, such as lycopene and glucarates, thanks to the oh-so-tart grapefruit! These phytonutrients help fight cancer and various diseases, so drink up!




1 grapefruit
1 orange
half a lemon
1-2 inch piece ginger root

Press all ingredients through a juicer in the order listed above.

Happy Meatless Monday!

Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂



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