What the pea can do for your health:

 The pea is a top pea! With more than four grams of fiber and four grams of protein, he leaves many vegetables behind him. This small pea is also an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, iron and magnesium. Furthermore, the pea contains a lot of lutein, a powerful antioxidant that protects our eyes against the harmful effects of bright sunlight. Lutein is therefore the sunglasses of nature!

Recipe for 4 bowls of soup:

Ingredients

  • 450 grams peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1.25 liter chicken stock (to be replaced with vegetable stock for vegetarians)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 lime leaves (toko)
  • A dash of white wine
  • Large handful of mint leaves (without twigs)
  • Fresh pepper
  • coconut or olive oil for frying
  • Optional: garnish with feta cheese

How are you?

Finely chop the shallots and garlic. Put a soup pan on the fire and fry the shallots and garlic in a tablespoon of oil. Deglaze with a dash of wine and add the peas, lime leaves and broth. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Meanwhile, cut the mint leaves very finely. Fish the lime leaves from the pan and add the mint. Puree the soup with a hand blender or in a blender. Season with pepper. The soup keeps a ‘bite’. You can also pass the soup through a strainer if you don’t like sheets. Garnish the soup with a mint leaf and possibly some crumbled feta cheese.

Pay attention!  Do you want to preparea ‘ 100% healthy’ soup? Then use home-made broth. 

Most stock types from the supermarket contain MSG (E621), a flavor enhancer that is associated with various disorders, such as migraine, intestinal and respiratory problems and various psychological complaints. The substance would also be addictive and ensure that we continue to eat (the chips effect). 

Despite the harmful side effects that have not (yet) been proven scientifically, practice shows that many people feel better as soon as they remove this substance from their diet. MSG has no health benefits, so why take the risk?

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