165 calories per 1 cup serving.
Add oil to a soup pot over medium high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and jalapeño pepper and sauté until the onions turn clear, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté 1 additional minute.
Stir in the lentils and add the vegetable broth and water.
Add the bay leaf, salt (optional), and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce to a simmer. Simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.
Remove the bay leaf and stir in the spinach until the spinach is wilted.
Serving Size 1 Cap
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.