Saturday, October 10, 2015

Simple Spinach Soup

Do you love sauteed spinach and garlic? Then you will love this low calorie spinach vegetable soup which is perfect for fall and can be made in just 20 minutes.

A hearty bowl is low calorie, low carb, vegan, and Zero Points Plus on Weight Watchers according to my calculations. Yet it is flavorful, fast, and full of fiber.
This healthy soup is a winner!


Weight Watchers zero point spinach soup

The main ingredients are generous amounts of spinach, celery, onions and garlic simmered for just 5-7 minutes in a vegetable broth ( or chicken broth if you are so inclined) and then pureed. The soup boasts powerful immune building protective antioxidants which is a plus during the fall and winter flu season!

Yes, fall is officially here and the weather is getting chillier. Wouldn't a hearty bowl of hot soup  warm the soul and the belly?

Zero Points Plus on Weight Watchers!
The best part is this wonderful soup is Zero Points Plus on Weight Watchers! That means  you can enjoy a bowl and not even has to subtract any points from your daily point allotment of points on Weight Watchers! That means it's low in calories for every diet!

Pin it Now - Make it Later
If you are not ready for soup yet, pin it now so you will have this recipe for later- you won't want to miss it!

Interesting Seasoning Variations
The basic recipe is very tasty but mild- so it lends itself to the following variations: ( but additional seasoning is not necessary) 

You can spice it up with one of the following spices:
  • cumin 
  • curry spices
  • nutmeg  
  • cayenne 

Trust me. The soup doesn't need anyone of the spices, it is wonderful just the way it is.
 I just wanted to point out that it lends itself to other variations.

Low Carb Diet?

Sometimes I'm following a low carb diet like an Atkins type, so I can add lots more fat to the recipe and make it taste like a richer creamy spinach soup.



***All of my recipes are gluten free and quick and easy to prepare! 


Don't like spinach? Try one of my other quick healthy soup recipes like 



Author: Judee Algazi from Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 10- 15 minutes


Ingredients:

Olive oil spray or 2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1-2  single cloves garlic, diced
8 single ribs of celery, cleaned, remove strings, and chopped
1 bag of frozen spinach ( 10 or 12 ounces) or 2 bags of fresh spinach
4 cups of vegetable broth
2-3 cups water ( start with 2)

Directions: 

Spray an 4 qt soup pot with olive oil spray or use 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Saute the onion, celery, and garlic for about 4-5 minutes stirring frequently. Add the frozen spinach, spray again or toss in remaining olive oil and stir and saute a few minutes more. Add the vegetable broth and water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Use your immersion blender to puree the soup. ( or use a regular blender).Weight Watcher zero point spinach soup


weight watchers spinach soup

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21 comments:

  1. Light, yet very delicious and good for you!

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    1. You are so right. It is a light soup that is delicious and good for you. I appreciate your comment

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  2. This was really delicious!!! I had 2 bowls!!! It was very satisfying!!!!!

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    1. So glad you liked it. We enjoyed it too

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  3. What a lovely, healthy soup, Judee! It's chock full of goodness and such a gorgeous colour too. Thank you for sharing this wholesome recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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    1. Hi April,
      It is a lovely healthy soup. The color is rich dark green but once you add the coconut or almond milk it is beautiful! thanks for commenting

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  4. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.

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    1. Hi Elaine,
      I appreciate that you stopped by to say hello. Your Healthy Living party is one of my favorites!

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  5. This is a great post - will go ahead and pin to my board. Very simple. I like your white classy pumpkin in the background!

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    1. Thanks for pinning it on your board. I so appreciate that. I made that pumpkin two years ago for a family occasion.

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  6. I really enjoyed this soup. So good and I didn't have any guilt eating it! Highly recommend!

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    1. Melissa,
      I'm so glad that you tried it and liked it. You are so right about the guilt free eating. Thanks for recommending it.

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  7. I so appreciate you sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party. I'm looking forward to what you'll share with us next week.

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    1. Hi Sandy,
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'll be over with another soup recipe next week.

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  8. Like many of us, I adore weight loss recipes, especially when they taste good and are good for you, so I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delectable Low Calorie Spinach Soup: Perfect for Weight Loss with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I am so delighted that you are partying with us! I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. I sometimes hesitate to write it is a weight loss friendly recipe because it is just so good regardless, but it is good to know it is low calorie and low carb too.

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  9. Hi Judee,
    It is so great when a weight loss soup tastes delicious and satisfies your hunger. I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious low calories spinach soup with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I'm pinning and sharing.

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  10. Looks great Judee, I love Spinach! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a safe and enjoyable weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Nutritious and warming for a fall evening!

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  12. I will try a variation of this - ca't eat garlic unfortunately. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  13. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

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