Let’s face it, we all can be busy bees from time to time. We might have a hard time preparing a healthy meal every single day for our family. Well, worry no further, Beauty. My new Vegan Curry Lentil Soup is one of those recipes you can prep ahead of time and enjoys for days to come. Make a double batch even and place half in your freezer so you always have some on hand. With so much wonderful plant-based protein, fiber, and beauty rich spinach, your body will certainly thank you for all the love you are feeding it!
To start this Chilled Curry Lentil Soup recipe off right, let me talk to you about the spice of the show: curry. Super pungent in flavor, curry is bold and provides the body with wondrous healing powers. The pungent taste of curry can actually invigorate our GI tract. This, in turn, will promote circulation throughout our bodies. And it helps us to release toxins and bacteria stored up in our system. You might notice the smell of curry coming through your pores after you eat a lot of it. This is when you know it is really doing work on your system. :)
Interestingly, curry comes in so many different varieties. For this Vegan Curry Lentil Soup recipe, I recommend you use a dried curry powder variety, that is already packed up for you from your favorite health food market. Curry powder has been linked to help lower cholesterol and prevent cholesterol gallstones. This is in large part due to fenugreek found in curry powder. It is also shared that curry powder helps to remove toxic metals from the body. Thank you, beautiful spice! Yet another reason to use curry throughout your cooking adventures.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, truly help create creamy taste in this Vegan Curry Lentil Soup recipe. Besides bringing some truly satisfying flavor to the mix, chickpeas also provide our bodies with beauty and health benefits. With 12.5 grams of fiber per cup, chickpeas play a huge role in helping to facilitate healthy digestion. They also help balance our pH levels and bacteria within the gut. By balancing pH levels, our bodies can then increase healthy bacteria while decreasing unhealthy bacteria.
Another way to help boost good bacteria in your gut is with my Feel Good SBO Probiotics. These are by far the most important thing to add into your routine if you have yet to do so. As we get older, our ability to digest and assimilate macronutrients and eliminate waste is more difficult. This unique and powerful formula contains prebiotics, postbiotics and multiple probiotic strains of soil based organisms (SBOs) that boost immunity, health and wellness.
Rich in essential nutrients, chickpeas offer more than just fiber to the mix. For instance, they provide your body with 84% of your daily recommended amount of manganese per cup. Cha-ching! Just one serving of this Vegan Curry Lentil Soup can even help guard you against kidney stones, prevent obesity, and alleviate PMS. Fabulous, right? I’d say so!
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If there is one protein source most of us plant-based eaters can agree on, it’s lentils. And for good reason too! One cup of lentils has an amazing 18 grams of easy to digest and assimilate plant protein. Move over protein powder, let lentils fuel your body with all powerful goodness. Not only are they loaded with amazing amounts of plant-based protein, but they are also so easy to make, filling and totally delish. Loaded with minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients too, one serving of this Vegan Curry Lentil Soup sets you on the path to feeling so good!
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Lentils may look little but they pack a flavorful and powerful punch. That is why I just love enjoying them in soups and stews. They come nicely packed up in their sweet little pods and offer up plenty of dietary fiber that our bodies so desperately need.
To finish off this recipe, you will see that I’m including one of my favorite all-around skin beauty superfoods, spinach. Before I dive into all the reasons I love spinach, I do want to mention that you can easily substitute any other leafy green in here and it would still taste delicious. If you don’t have spinach on hand, or perhaps you are trying to limit your oxalates for the day, go ahead and sub in arugula or even green cabbage. The important thing is that you are getting in some greens to your Vegan Curry Lentil Soup recipe, no matter what.
When you do enjoy a cup or two of spinach, you are giving so many supreme things to your skin. For starters, spinach is rich in beta-carotene, which converts to the powerful anti-aging vitamin A. This important nutrient promotes youthful skin by allowing for proper moisture retention in the epidermis. Taking this one step further, spinach can actually help prevent wrinkles. It can even work on removing dead skin cells from your body and making room for fresh new ones. No wonder Popeye and Olive Oil had such great skin! :)
Spinach is also a wonderful way to get in your iron count. You may have heard that iron is best absorbed in the presence of vitamin C. Luckily, spinach comes packed with both of these nutrients! Adding spinach into your Vegan Curry Lentil Soup supports healthy blood and blood flow throughout your entire body. You’re welcome :)
There you have it, Beauties. Time to sign off and let you enjoy this Vegan Curry Lentil Soup for good. It is such a blessing to share recipes with you each week. I hope you enjoy reading this just as much as I do talking about it with you. Know that I love you and am always here for you if you need me!
Check out some of my other curry inspired dishes below:
- Vegan Chickpea Curry Recipe
- Feel Comfort Coconut Curry Squash Stew Recipe
- Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Curry
With light and love,
- 2 Tbs. coconut oil
- 1 shallot
- 2 carrots, chopped
- ½ head of cauliflower
- 3 tsp. curry powder
- ½ cup green lentils
- 16 oz. veggie broth
- ½ can drained and rinsed chickpeas
- 1 Tbs. tahini
- 2 Tbs. water
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- On medium head, heat up 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large soup pot.
- Add in your shallots and saute for 3 minutes, until they are tender. Add in your carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
- Place you cauliflower into the pot and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle your curry powder and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Next, add in your lentils and veggie broth. Bring to a boil and then cover. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 30 minutes.
- While your lentils are cooking, add your chickpeas, tahini, water and lemon into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Once lentils have completed cooking, pour chickpea mixture into the lentil soup pot and stir together. Let the soup cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove your soup from the heat and stir in your fresh spinach.
- Pour into your favorite bowl and enjoy!