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Mediterranean diet recipe: Beans ‘n Greens Soup

Let yourself be tempted and surprised with these flavors and enjoy an easy and nutritious recipe. Perfect if you follow the Mediterranean diet.

This Beans And Green Soup is ideal not only to recharge you with energy, it also provides nutrients and vitamins to keep you healthy.

Beans are healthy magic!
Beans and legumes are rich in plant protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. The great contributions of proteins and other nutrients, make legumes the best option to replace meat and dairy products.

They are an important source of fiber, provide few calories, and produce satiety. Also, they contain antioxidants that help prevent cell damage, fight disease, and aging.

Do not hesitate to add them as part of your diet, legumes help lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart rate.

Beans are a great way to get low-fat because they're a low-calorie protein.

Beans ‘n Greens Soup

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Recipe: In a large pot over medium heat, add the water, onion, potatoes, celery, carrots, garlic, dried herbs and spices, salt, and pepper. Stir through, cover, and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lentils, stir through, cover and cook for another few minutes, and then add the vegetable stock, water, miso, molasses, bay leaves and stir through. Increase heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let cook for 25 minutes, then add the chopped red pepper. Continue for 15 minutes, until the lentils are very soft and fully cooked. Turn off heat, add the beans, kale, stir through, cover, and let wilt in soup for about 5 minutes. Remove bay leaves to serve, and taste to add additional salt and pepper if desired.

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