Broccoli Spinach Soup

This soup can be made very easily and is perfect for meal prep – but the best part is, it’s a minimal waste recipe!

Since everything is blended together, you can use all of the spinach (leaves and stems) and the broccoli (head, stem and even the little leaves). It also is a great source for plant-based protein and high in other nutrients. This recipe makes 4 small servings but can easily be doubled if you want to batch cook and freeze it. 

Spinach

Spinach is a powerhouse green – it is packed with iron, protein, magnesium, potassium and folate. It is also a great source of Vitamin K, which is incredibly important for bone health. In fact, spinach is one of the best sources of Vitamin K found in vegetables.

Broccoli

You may not immediately think about broccoli when someone says “protein” but it actually has 2.5 grams of protein – which is pretty impressive for a vegetable. Much like spinach, it is also a source of iron, magnesium, potassium and Vitamin K.

Onion

Onions are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 (folate), potassium and have been linked to cancer risk reduction, lower blood pressure and improvement in bone health. Onions are also antifungal, which is helpful if you are trying to combat a candida overgrowth or other fungal issues.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is a delicious dairy alternative and helps give this soup a creamy texture. It is also rich in protein, fibre, iron, folate and Vitamin C, which adds some extra health benefits to this recipe. Coconut milk is packed with healthy fats and much like onions, is a natural antifungal.

Turmeric

Get into the habit of adding a small amount of turmeric in as many of your recipes as possible – your joints will thank you. This herb is naturally anti-inflammatory and with inflammation being a cause of so many modern ailments, this is an easy way to help your body out. It can easily be tossed into soups, stews, chilis and various sauces as you’re cooking.

Ingredients

  • Half a large white onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 broccoli stock
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 2-3 cups water or broth
  • 3 cups spinach
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Dice half an onion, place olive oil in a pot and sauté onions for two minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients, except for the spinach, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Blend all ingredients together (in a food processor, blender or with an immersion blender)
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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