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Lemon Split Pea Soup

L is for...lemon

What sets this Lemon Split Pea Soup apart from a regular one is the vitamin C that will have your body buzzing with happiness. | YMCFood |

You won't believe how lemon can brighten up this rich and delicious split pea soup.

I mean, this soup was delicious all on it's own, but when you add the freshness and nutrition of vitamin C, your body will just buzz with happiness. Vitamin C is great for your bones and teeth, promotes iron absorption, and is a well known anti-oxidant which is good for your heart. On top of that, the split peas in this soup are full of fibre and protein, a very heart healthy food. So have a bowl (or two) and feel all warm and fuzzy inside for so many reasons!

Did I mention it's also SO delicious? And super filling. Plus, no extra salt needed. The lemon is all you need! Serve with an extra wedge for squeezing and enjoy!

Lemon Split Pea Soup



1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 white onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 celery ribs, finely diced
2 carrots, finely diced
3 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups yellow split peas
6-8 cups broth
1 big handful spinach, chopped
1 lemon, juiced

 In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil and saute onions, garlic, carrots and celery.

 Add bay leaves and let vegetables cook until soft, about 5-8 minutes.

 Add split peas and broth and bring to a boil.

 Lower to a simmer and cook until peas are total mush. About 1 1/2 hours.

 Turn off heat and add spinach and lemon.

 Serve and be satisfied.

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