Chilled pea and mint soup
Why we recommend soup as a starter? Sometimes, by only knowing it is lunch time we rush to eat without distinguishing if it’s real or emotional hunger. A cold soup full of nutrients can be a great choice to help you slow down you anxiety. Moreover, it will fill up your digestive system before stuffing yourself with other meals or snacks. This green cool soup it’s a great alternative to obtain potassium, needed for muscular contractions and useful to avoid unnecessary muscle cramps.
½ tbsp coconut oil
1 onion, minced
250ml vegetable stock
8 mint leaves
300g petit pois or garden peas
Pinch of salt and black pepper
- Melt the coconut oil in a medium sized pan, add the minced onion, and fry on a medium heat until soft but not browned (about 3 minutes).
- Add the stock and bring to the boil.
- Add the frozen peas and mint leaves and bring back to the boil. Simmer until the peas are cooked (about 3 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Use a stick blender or transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put the soup into your fridge and chill until it’s cold and ready to serve.
- If you prefer you can reheat the soup and serve it warm.