Green peas have been cultivated for thousands of years and are considered to be one of the cultivated food crops. Nowadays they are grown all over the world in almost every climate. And for good reasons! Green peas are a powerhouse when it comes to nutrient density but are still very low in calories.
Health benefits of green peas
As mentioned above, compared to other legumes green peas are low in calories. They are also high in fibre which makes them an ideal choice for food if you want to keep track of your blood sugar levels. Minerals are among the things that green peas also pack a lot of; calcium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese to name some. They also contain 45% of DV in vitamin K which helps blood coagulation. For those of you who are afraid of ageing green peas should be your go-to legume. The high amount of antioxidants, especially catechin, epicatechin, alpha carotene, beta carotene, ferulic and caffeic acid and coumestrol, helps prevent ageing and also builds you a strong immune system.
A warming soup not only filled with flavour but with nutritional goodness as well.
- 600 g green peas frozen
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 onion
- 5 dl (2 cups) water
- 1 veggie stock cube
- 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
Mince the onion.
Heat up a saucepan and add the olive oil. When hot add the onion and fry until translucent. Around 3-4 minutes.
Add the peas and let them blend with the onion until they are warm.
Pour in the water and coconut milk and throw in the veggie stock cube. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool a bit.
Transfer the soup to your blender and mix until completely smooth and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve while warm but not too hot.
TIP! Sprinkle some chilli flakes before serving to give it some extra spiciness.