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Spinach Egg Drop Soup is a great breakfast to fortify your body and keep your nervous system calm.
Eating it makes you happy and it only takes 3 minutes!

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Yes, I said soup for breakfast. It’s actually the most popular breakfast in Asia.

This soup tastes light and savory.  It gives you a warm and cozy feeling. It’s also high in protein. The best part, it’s very easy to make!

Broths have been a healing food for hundreds if not thousands of years.  I like slow-cooked chicken broth (click here for recipe) but beef bone broth is also good.

Bone broth soothes your nervous system keeping you calm and balanced.

It’s great for healing the lining of your gut and assists in the digestion of hard-to-digest foods.

And it has many more benefits…

  • full of electrolytes (magnesium, sodium and potassium)
  • contains highly absorbable forms of minerals (calcium, phosphorus)
  • contains lot of gelatin and collagen  (keeps your joints, ligaments, tendons and bones healthy and reduces joint pain)
  • helps with muscle recovery after working out
  • strengthens nails and hair and makes them look gorgeous
  • supports your immunity, less chance of catching a cold
  • it’s great for your thyroid and adrenal glands
  • reduces inflammation

If you prefer a simple herb-infused vegetable broth (click for recipe) that’s good too! Vegetable broths are calming, grounding, and nourishing to the kidneys and adrenals and assist in lowering your inflammation.

If you don’t have time to make bone broth I recommend Kettle & Fire, Flavor Chef Bone Broth or Brodo . They use grass-fed bones and organic ingredients. They are available online and in some stores.

Spinach Egg Drop Soup Bowl

This recipe is very easy since there are only 4 ingredients; eggs, spinach, ginger and broth. 

I recommend buying pre-washed spinach.

The fresh ginger adds a nice flavor and supports good digestion.  The easiest way to grate it is with a microplane. Dried ginger also works.

Spinach Egg Drop Soup Ingredients

Beat the egg and set aside.

Pour the broth into a sauce pan and add the ginger.  Bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to medium.  Add the spinach.  Let cook for 1 minute until wilted.

Slowly stream in the beaten egg while stirring the soup in one direction. Turn off the heat.Spinach Egg Drop Soup Pour

That’s it, your soup is done, add salt to taste.  You have wispy bits of egg mixed in with the spinach. It’s quite lovely.

Spinach Egg Drop Soup Pot

Top it with a little bit of red pepper flakes.  I like to serve it with a few tablespoons of sauerkraut.

Sauerkraut is one of my favorite mood boosting foods. It provides healthy bacteria to build the flora inside your gut. The bacteria in the sauerkraut breaks down your food to make it more easily absorbed.  You get more nutrients. Metabolism of the healthy bacteria releases B vitamins and amino acids that support your hormones and immune system. The lactobacilli make minerals more accessible to the body.

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I hope you love this breakfast as much as I do.  You can also have it for lunch or as a snack.  It’s…

Super Delicious
Nutrient Dense
Easy to Make
High Protein

If you feel you need more food for breakfast, have 1/2 of an avocado on the side. You’ll be full all morning long.

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A soup like this is not the work of one man. It is the result of a constantly refined tradition. There are nearly a thousand years of history in this soup.” — Willa Cather

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3 Minute Spinach Egg Drop Soup

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Spinach Egg Drop Soup is a great breakfast to fortify your body and keep your nervous system calm. Eating it makes you happy and it only takes 3 minutes!


  • 1 pastured egg
  • 1 1/2 cups bone broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (use a microplane to grate your ginger) or 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cultured sauerkraut (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, beat the egg. Set aside.
  2. Add broth, ginger and apple cider vinegar to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn down to a simmer, add spinach and cook until wilted, about 30 seconds.
  4. Slowly stream in the beaten egg while stirring the soup in one direction.
  5. Turn off the heat.
  6. Pour into a bowl. Season with salt to taste.
  7. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  8. Serve with sauerkraut on the side.


For a thicker soup use 1½ cups broth or 2 eggs.

Nutrition information is with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of sauerkraut.

  • Prep Time: 2 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Soup
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian Option

Until next time, have a fantastic day and enjoy the recipe. Eat lots of vegetables to fill your body with energy and happiness.  Please leave a comment below.  I always love hearing about your journey and your thoughts and feedback on making your own delicious food at home.

Much love,


  • Kara says:

    This is sooooooooo good. We added extra eggs. I will totally make this again.

  • Peter Jay says:

    Yummy deliciousness in 3 minutes!

    Easy to make, as advertised. Very easy to customize, with things like garlic, parmesan cheese (if you’re OK with dairy), and the like.

    Thanks for making this simple. Egg-drop soup seems so exotic until you try it. Piece of um.. cake.

  • Cris says:

    I made this soup today. It is absolutely DELICIOUS. Warming, filling and so SO tasty 😋!

    I didn’t have root ginger so I used ground ginger instead; that worked fine.

    I made my own broth with the carcass from a roasted chicken, some veggies, herbs and the drippings from the roast.

    I checked other recipes but this one is super simple and perfect for Keto.

    I’m desperately trying to go back to my better Keto life; with recipes like this, hopefully I will get back on track in no time.

    I have quite a lot of spinach to use so a I’ll be making this again and again and again!

    • Ingrid says:

      Hi Cris,
      Sounds like you are doing great with you Keto life. I’m happy you like this recipe. I too love this recipe the make it often. Brilliant you substituted with ground ginger! Thanks for sharing

  • lucy says:

    I have been looking for a quick and warm breakfast to start my day and this recipe has come to the rescue! Thank You Ingrid, once again- Start your day with Ingrids soup and a happy dance!

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