Magic soup, Kate discovered, is what Mauritian women eat after
having a baby to get back in shape while getting as much nutrition
as possible. We fell in love with the name and it always reminds us
to make a batch of soup when we’re feeling in need of a burst of
delicious healthiness. We’ve created a version of our own, with a
combination of the best metabolism-boosting, fat-burning spices,
including cayenne pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black
pepper, cardamom and cumin.
You Will Need
Rinse the split peas thoroughly and put them in a saucepan with
1 litre water, the cayenne pepper and turmeric, and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook gently for about 50 minutes,
or until the split peas are soft and broken up. Remove half the split
peas and process to a smooth consistency in a blender (or use
a stick blender), then return them to the pan with the rest and
Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and cook
gently for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Add the spices and
continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until the aromas are released.
Add the spinach to the pan and stir until it has wilted. Heat through
the split pea soup, divide among 2 serving bowls and top with the
spiced spinach and onions. Garnish with toasted mixed seeds.