Creamy Pea & Broccoli Soup

Updated: Jun 2


OH MY GOD this soup is good !! So deliciously creamy with loads of green phytonutrients to boost the system, its like a big nutritional hug for the body.


Peas are a great source of iron, an important mineral required for boosting and protecting the immune system. The Broccoli greens in general have so many protective health benefits its just ridiculous ~ think hormonal regulating, cancer & heart protective, antioxidant, blood sugar control, gastrointestinal & microbiome recovery (to name a few). I could go on and on about this soup but I will just say that it is a powerhouse super soup which is fibre rich, nutrient dense and is pure goodness in a bowl. Bonus - super easy !


Recipe:


1 Onion

4/5 Cloves of Garlic

2/3 small potatoes peeled (whatever you have lying around) I used some small nicolas I had in the fridge)

1 large head of broccoli

2 cups of frozen peas

1 Litre Vegetable stock

Pinch Salt & Pepper


(top it off with herbs of choice: - chilli flakes, thyme, toasted seeds a dollop of yoghurt) I couldn't wait so I just shredded some mustard greens in the garden and sprinkled some chilli. The choice is endless. You could even put on some sauerkraut on top just for the added microbiome & gut health.


Method:

Heat Olive Oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. I sometimes feel the need to splash in some balsamic vinegar (not sure why) but I think it adds a little something. (completely optional).


Add potatoes, broccoli, peas & vegetable stock with a pinch of salt & pepper. Cook on medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Try not to over cook.


Blend the soup with a hand blender until smooth. (I blended this one in my high speed blender as I don't have a very good hand blender).


Serve and top with your choice of goodies.


For a creamier soup the recipe called for some blended through yoghurt but I think with the potatoes its creamy enough.


The best soup of the year so far ! Enjoy



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