Who doesn’t need more green foods in their life?

Broccoli is a ROCKSTAR when it comes to nutritional value, fiber and plant-based compounds.  Broccoli is good for heart health, brain health and cell health, plus we are learning more about its benefits on gut health as eating more fiber-filled foods can keep the good bacteria in your gut thriving, too.

There’s no better way to enjoy broccoli than in soup.

 

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For this recipe, feel free to use pre-cut broccoli florets.  Garnish with a drizzle of your favorite oil.  Make the soup ahead of time and refrigerate for 2 – 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.

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Curried Broccoli Almond Soup

Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN
This creamy and nutty vegetarian soup takes broccoli to a whole new level. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large head broccoli coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup milk 2% milk fat
  • 1/2 cup water optional
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil optional

Instructions
 

  • Place broccoli in a steamer pot or colander over a pot of boiling water.  Steam for 5 to 7 minutes or until broccoli is a vibrant green color.  Remove from heat. Set aside to cool for a couple of minutes. 
  • On the stovetop over medium-high heat, place almonds in a skillet and roast for a couple of minutes until aromatic.  Remove for heat and set aside.
  • In a Vitamix, blender or a pot using a hand-held immersion blender, place broccoli, almonds, milk, water (for a thinner consistency), curry powder and salt.  Puree for 5 minutes.  (If using a Vitamix, set on "Soup" setting and blend until it turns off automatically.)  
  • Divide soup into bowls and drizzle each with a hint of olive oil, if desired.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Notes

For dairy free options, you can use soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk or rice milk in this recipe. 
Keyword broccoli soup, heart healthy, high fiber, plant based, plant forward, simple recipe, vegetarian

 

If you try this recipe, please let me know and tag my on social media @vsrnutrition.  Thanks for being here!

Enjoy eating simply,

-Vicki