With Summer around the corner, now's the time to eat clean by making fresh, nutrient-packed vegetables the star. Greens like the spinach, asparagus, and chard in this refreshing soup will help flush out toxins, impart high-energy vitamins and minerals, and leave you feeling full of energy. The quinoa in this soup will also help you debloat while helping to keep you full and satisfied. Adding a generous pinch of cayenne helps rev up your metabolism as well. And since it's just under 100 calories per serving, you can eat as much as you'd like without any guilt.
Get the recipe after the break.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish Makes eight servings.
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1 bunch asparagus tips
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons plus 3 cups water, divided
1/4 cup quinoa
1 bunch green chard (about 1 pound)
14 cups gently packed spinach (about 12 ounces), any tough stems trimmed
4 cups vegetable broth, store-bought or homemade
Big pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more to taste
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
Makes eight servings.