This is an easy creamy broccoli soup recipe that is tasty. It is filled with nutritious superfoods which broccoli is for sure. You will love the creaminess from the coconut milk which keeps it vegan. This soup only has healthy ingredients and no unhealthy heavy cream added to it.
The main ingredient in the creamy broccoli soup is broccoli which is packed full of health benefits for you. It is helpful for the heart, reduces the risk of cancer and is good for blood sugar control for diabetics. It is high in fiber, protein and detoxifying phytochemicals and one cup of cooked broccoli only has 31 calories and no fat. Broccoli is one of the many alkaline-forming foods that help prevent cellular damage to the eyes and may even slow the aging process.
Potatoes are one of the most commonly eaten vegetables on the planet and it has its fans and its enemies. Learn about its many health benefits (the good) its health concerns (the bad) and its controversial effect on weight management (the ugly). In this creamy broccoli soup, the potatoes give it a creamy substance.
WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. Add some garlic to your soups, stews, and salad dressing recipes to lower high cholesterol. Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic so no chopping and peeling.
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
Celery is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss. One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing properties.
Pine nuts have many of the same health benefits as other nuts. In numerous studies, the consumption of nuts was found to lower waist circumference, blood pressure, insulin resistance and increase high cholesterol. I love to sprinkle a few of these nuts on top of my creamy broccoli soup.
Time to make your own creamy broccoli soup.
Creamy Broccoli Soup
- 2 cups potatoes
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 2-3 tsp dried oregano
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley or 2 tsp dried parsley
- 2-3 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 - 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/3 cup pine nuts optional
- Chop the onion, garlic potatoes.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until golden brown, about 5 - 7 minutes.
- Chop the broccoli and celery.
- Then add the garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
- Now add 2 cups of water and the potatoes and bring to a boil on high heat. Then lower medium heat put the lid on and cook until the potatoes are tender for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Then add the broccoli, salt, parsley, and oregano.
- Cook with lid on for 5 minutes until the broccoli is bright green.
- Pour the coconut milk into the cooked mixture.
- Transfer some of the soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Just a little at a time as it is too much for a blender or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender.
- Return the soup to the saucepan and bring to a simmer and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Now serve your very tasty creamy broccoli soup with a few pine nuts sprinkled on top.
If you enjoyed my Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe be sure to try some of my other favorite soups and stews:
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Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup – This shiitake mushroom miso soup is a delicious start to a meal and it is full of many health benefits from the mushroom, seaweed, miso, and ginger. It is a delicious superfood soup for you.
White Bean Vegetable Stew– How about a very yummy, healthy protein meal filled with vegetables. This stew is high in potassium for those of you who need a boost in that area. Also, half a cup of white beans is loaded with close to 100 mg of calcium.
Kabocha Squash Soup – This is my favorite soup which I developed a few years ago. Every time I make it for friends they just love it and so do I!
Soba Soup – a Japanese Favourite – If you want a delicious noodle soup recipe that is gluten-free, and perhaps even grain-free try this soba soup.
Pumpkin Stew -The main ingredient in this pumpkin stew is of course pumpkin which is a low-fat food, high in antioxidants and has a significant amount of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. I think you’re going to love this ‘Vegan Pumpkin Stew’ recipe! This pumpkin superfood is full of antioxidants to help you reduce the risk of cancer and the right nutrients for healthy eyes and beautiful skin.
Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter – This is a tasty vegetable stew with peanut butter and it is filled with superfood vegetables. The sweet potatoes add that sweetness to the stew making it extra tasty. It has good vegan protein from the peanut butter too. It is very good for cold winter days.
Adzuki Bean Vegetable Stew – This is a simple recipe with one of the easiest to digest beans; adzuki beans. I love Adzuki beans and this tasty stew is filling and delicious.
Let us know how your creamy broccoli soup worked for your meal.