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Creamy Broccoli Soup

April 24, 2018

 

 

Star of the Show:  Broccoli 

 

Known to be a superfood due to all the fibre, minerals and vitamins (especially Vitamin C). Broccoli is also particularly beneficial for liver health as it contains sulphur compounds  which are strong antioxidants and benefit liver health by stimulating detoxifying enzymes.

 

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • 300ml vegetable stock

  • 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk

  • 1 head (250g) broccoli, broken into florets

  • 100g spinach leaves

  • 2 x 400g tins cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (optional)

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes (optional)

  • Sea salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a medium pan and add the garlic and cumin. Sauté over a medium heat for 1 minute.

  2. Add the stock, coconut milk and broccoli and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach, cannellini beans, lemon juice, parsley and nutritional yeast flakes, if using. Let the spinach wilt for a minute.

Using a food processor, blender or hand-held stick blender, process the soup until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then spoon into bowls and serve

 

 

 

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