While summer is in full swing it is important to continue eating balanced, you want to eat healthy but also fresh? Here’s a recipe for cold soup that will convince you.

Entry or main course, by the pool or at the table this cold soup from a warm country will delight your taste buds.

Let’s talk about nutrition with our ingredients spotlights  this week: Ginger and Spinach.

GINGER 

We have good reasons to put ginger in our detox green tea composition. Ginger contains photochemical compounds known for their stimulating properties on several physiological functions of the body (mainly digestion). The active ingredients in the ginger rhizome exert a sedative action on the gastric mucosa. Ginger needed to maintain digestive enzymes, which neutralizes acids, supporting the entire digestive process.They treat gastritis and intestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, bloating and abdominal pain. The phenols present in the resin would be responsible for the deactivation of the mechanism that causes nausea. It can be eaten raw (in juice) or cooked (like seasoning for example).

Nutritional value per 100 grams:

  • Calories: 80

  • Lipids: 0.8g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Carbohydrates: 18 grams

  • Proteins: 1.8grams

  • Vitamin C: 5.5mg

  • Calcium: 16mg

SPINACH:

Spinach leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Although they are known for their iron richness, they also have high levels of provitamins A, vitamin B9, vitamin K, vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds with real health benefits. Spinach is one of the lightest vegetables – and this in both senses. Besides the fact that its digestion is very easy, spinach is also one of the least calorie vegetables with 23 calories per 100 grams. Spinach is one of the foods richest in protective antioxidants (vitamins C and E, provitamin A and lutein) that help our body fight off excess free radicals.

Nutritional value per 100 grams:

  • Calories: 23

  • Lipids: 0.4g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 79mg

  • Potassium: 558mg

  • Carbohydrates: 3.6g

  • Proteins: 2.9g

  • Vitamins C: 28.1mg

  • Calcium: 99mg

  • Magnesium: 79mg

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100g of fresh and organic spinach

  • 1 organic lemon

  • 2 organic Kiwis

  • 4 sprigs of fresh and organic parsley

  • 20g of fresh and organic ginger roots

  • 2 glass of organic almond milk

  • 10 ice cubes

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream ( optional)

  • 2 slices of vegan bacon ( optional)

PREPARATION: 

Wash spinach.Peel the kiwis and cut them in four. Wash and roughly parsley. Peel and roughly cut the ginger, In a blinder cross all fruits and ginger, mix 20 seconds. Add spinach, lemon juice and almond milk and mix again for 1 minute.Stir the mixture to the Chinese before putting it back in the blinder.Add olive oil and ice, mix one last time 30 seconds.

SERVE

You can add a spoon of sour cream and bacon according your convenience

ENJOY