Cream of Broccoli & Zucchini Soup
What a delicious way to improve your gut and mental health!
Did you know that broccoli has bioactive compounds and phytochemicals that have powerful health-promoting effects on the body?
Broccoli plays a major part in balancing gut microbiota and decreasing inflammation. Mental well-being is increased as a result, along with a whole lot of other physical benefits.
It is often said that if you are going to eat one vegetable alone, broccoli would be the safe bet for optimum nutrition.
The skin on zucchini offers folate, which is essential for producing red and white blood cells. Particularly important for times of rapid growth, as in pregnancy, infancy, and adolescence. Your growing children will benefit (and love!) this soup.
Lutein and zeaxanthin will protect your eyes. They are rich in potassium, beta-carotene, and phosphorous, which means lowering cholesterol, supporting metabolism, and aiding water balance.
Strengthening the immune and promoting collagen, this soup does more than satisfy the taste buds!
Enjoy every mouthful. Slowly.
- 1 medium broccoli
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 liter (34fl oz.) of beef or chicken stock (water or vegetable stock works)
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- 1/2 can or 120ml of full fat coconut milk or 6 tbsp of coconut cream
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
Chop the onion, broccoli, zucchini, and garlic cloves.
Place the olive oil in a deep pan and sweat the onion and crushed garlic for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
Add the chopped broccoli, zucchini as well as the salt and pepper. Cook on medium for about 5 minutes sitting the vegetables around.
Add the beef/chicken stock or water and cover. Cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes. Switch the heat off and let it cool down for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add the coconut milk and cumin and blend.
It is ready!
This keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days