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Pick Me Up Soup Recipe


Pick Me Up Soup

Pick Me Up Soup

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This Pick Me Up Soup is my favorite soup when I feel I need a boost of healthy vegetables. It is basically a spinach soup with added vitamin packed vegetables blended together into a creamy soup. This soup is also great if you are on a detox program or watching your weight.

Don't get too hung up on the quantities; if you like more spinach, or you prefer watercress  then go for it. Whatever you add will be great.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 450g /1lb fresh, baby spinach, washed
  • 450g/1lb fresh watercress, washed
  • 125g/ ¼ lb ruccola/rocket, washed
  • 1 litre / 35 fl oz vegetable stock (if not fresh use a good stock cube)
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 8
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Serves 4

  • Heat the olive oil in a stock pot or large saucepan. Sauté the onion for five minutes, then add the garlic cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, watercress and rocket to the onion and stir.
  • Add the vegetable stock and potato.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a gentle simmer and cook until the potato is soft but not broken up.
  • Blend the soup using a hand blender or food processor. Season to taste and serve or (optional)serve with bread croutons or with a little creme fraiche stirred through if you are not watching your weight.

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