This is not your everyday ordinary pea soup. This is my super dooper split pea soup with a bangin good twist! Best part is – you can throw all ingredients into a crockpot, leave for work, and when you come home you will have the most delicious soup waiting for you. The secret is to add in lentils, sweet potatoes (not yams) and green zucchini… oh boy!
Benefits: Wow! Peas are a storehouse of vitamins and nutrients. They have tons of vitamin C that boosts your immune system, lowers cholesterol and controls blood sugar! Excellent for losing weight too….so don’t be shy.
16 oz pkg green split peas (rinsed)
1/3 – 1/2 bag lentils (rinsed)
1 large sweet potato (or 2 small) chopped
1 medium/large sweet onion halved or chopped
1 chopped carrot
1 small/med green zucchini whole or chopped
1 bay leaf, 1/2 tsp dried marjoram, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt
22 oz low sodium veggie broth
7 cups H2O
Directions: Throw everything into a crockpot. Cover, cook on high for 6 to 8 hours or until peas are soft. Remove bayleaf.
Blend with your immersion blender (hopefully you have one! If not, get one today! I highly recommend a cuisinart stainless steel) or blend part of it in your blender.