Celebrate Spring with a Nutritious Twist at Ascent Life Fitness

Mar 11, 2024

 by Chad Powell

Celebrate Spring with a Nutritious Twist at Ascent Life Fitness

Hey there, health enthusiasts of Boise! As the snow melts away and the days grow longer, there’s no denying that spring is in the air. And what better way to celebrate the season of renewal than by refreshing our diets with some seasonal goodness? At Ascent Life Fitness, we believe that your fitness journey is complemented by nutritious, wholesome eating. That’s why we’ve got a special recipe to share that perfectly captures the essence of spring: our Spring Pea and Mint Soup.

Why You’ll Love This Spring Recipe

This soup isn’t just a treat for your taste buds; it’s also packed with benefits that align with your fitness and wellness goals:

  • Light yet Satisfying: Ideal for those lighter appetite days of spring without skimping on nutrition.
  • Packed with Protein and Fiber: Thanks to the humble pea, this soup is great for muscle repair after a workout and keeping you fuller for longer.
  • Vibrant and Refreshing: The mint adds a burst of freshness that not only tastes great but also aids in digestion.

Making Wellness Delicious

We know that staying on track with your fitness goals is easier when you have tasty, nutritious options at hand. That’s why this Spring Pea and Mint Soup recipe is designed to be simple, quick, and incredibly satisfying. Whether you're enjoying a light lunch after a morning workout at Ascent Life Fitness or serving up a healthy dinner, this soup fits beautifully into any meal plan.

Ingredients from Nature’s Bounty

What’s fantastic about spring is the abundance of fresh produce. This recipe makes the most of spring’s offerings, combining peas and mint – two ingredients that are not only seasonal but also brimming with health benefits. And, if you’re looking to add an extra touch of spring to your table, why not garnish with edible flowers? They’re sure to impress and elevate your dining experience.

Join Us for More Healthy Inspiration

At Ascent Life Fitness in Boise, ID, we’re more than just a gym; we’re a community dedicated to every aspect of wellness. From invigorating workouts to nutritious recipes like our Spring Pea and Mint Soup, we’re here to support your health journey every step of the way.

So, Boise, are you ready to spring into wellness with us? Grab your soup spoons, and let’s make this season the healthiest one yet. Remember, at Ascent Life Fitness, we believe that a healthy lifestyle is a balanced one, and we can’t wait to see how this delicious spring recipe becomes a part of your wellness routine.

Spring Pea and Mint Soup


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen green peas
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional for garnish: a dollop of Greek yogurt or a swirl of coconut milk, lemon zest, croutons


  1. Cook the Onion and Garlic: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

  2. Add Peas and Broth: Stir in the green peas and vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the peas are tender. If you're using fresh peas, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.

  3. Blend the Soup: Remove the pot from the heat. Add the fresh mint leaves, reserving a few for garnish. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can carefully transfer the soup to a blender to puree. If the soup is too thick, you can add a little more broth to reach your desired consistency.

  4. Season: Taste the soup and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your preference.

  5. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls. If desired, garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a swirl of coconut milk for creaminess, some lemon zest for a citrusy zing, a few croutons for crunch, and a sprinkle of fresh mint leaves for an extra burst of freshness.

  6. Enjoy: Serve the soup warm or chilled, making it a versatile dish for any spring day.

Nutritional Highlights

This Spring Pea and Mint Soup is light yet filling, making it perfect for spring. Peas are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber, which can aid digestion and keep you feeling satisfied. Mint not only adds a refreshing flavor but also has digestive benefits. The olive oil provides healthy fats, making this soup nourishing and balanced.

Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a starter for your spring dinners, this soup is sure to please with its bright flavors and healthful ingredients. It’s a celebration of spring in a bowl!

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