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Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe

This creamy broccoli soup recipe is not only delicious, but it’s full of healthy fats from coconut oil and coconut milk, along with fiber and antioxidants from broccoli and other greens.

Whether you’re searching for a healthy soup that will fill you up and support you in losing weight, or just one’s that’s tasty, rich and comforting, you’ll love this simple “cream of broccoli soup” recipe made with entirely nutrient-dense, healthy ingredients.

Key Ingredients

Here’s a bit more about some of the benefits associated with the ingredients in this creamy broccoli soup recipe:

  • BroccoliBroccoli is a popular type of cruciferous vegetable that contains isothiocyanates, sulforaphanes and indoles, all of which are strong antioxidants and stimulators of detoxifying enzymes. These are thought to help protect cells and the structure of DNA, potentially having cancer-fighting abilities and other benefits such as managing inflammation. Broccoli also provides you with many other nutrients such as glucosinolates, carotenoids, chlorophyll, phenolic compounds, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium and calcium.
  • Coconut oil/coconut milkCoconut oil has many health benefits, such as helping to provide you with MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids) that are easy to digest, can support a healthy metabolism and can even aid in weight loss (especially if you consume it while on low-carb, keto diet). Coconut oil adds creaminess to this recipe without the use of milk, making it a great option for those who are dairy/lactose intolerant or on plant-based diet.
  • Greens (such as kale, spinash, swiss chard or collards) — Greens such as kale and spinach boast a wide array of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as vitamins K, A and C, fiber, manganese, calcium, isothiocyanates and others. Eating greens is correlated with support for detoxification, help protecting against cancer and metabolic syndrome, and decreasing inflammation and free radical damage.
  • GarlicGarlic benefits include the fact that it’s high in sulfur compounds (responsible for garlic’s strong scent and taste), as well as flavonoids, oligosaccharides, amino acids and allicin. These protective compounds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, meaning they may help to support the immune system, cardiovascular system and fight oxidative stress.
  • Chicken bone broth — Real, chicken bone broth (whether homemade or made from bone broth protein powder) is rich in nutrients like collagen, gelatin and amino acids such as glycine, arginine and proline. These can be helpful for protecting and healing your gut lining, and for supporting skin health and joint comfort/function.

Nutrition Facts

One serving of this creamy broccoli soup contains about:

  • 250 calories
  • 22 grams fat
  • 12 grams carbohydrates
  • 7 grams protein
  • 4 grams fiber
  • 4 grams sugar
  • 428 milligrams sodium
  • 641 milligrams potassium (14 percent DV)
  • 2 milligrams iron (13 percent DV)
  • 92 milligrams calcium (7 percent DV)

How to Make

Serving four, expect to spend about 30 minutes making this soup. In large soup pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and sauté the green onions and garlic for 1–2 minutes, until translucent.

Next, stir in the chopped broccoli. Sauté until the broccoli turns bright green, stirring frequently. Add the basil and additional chopped greens. Cover and steam-sauté for 3–4 more minutes.

Transfer the vegetables to a food processor or blender. If using a blender, process in two batches. Add a little coconut milk and process until smooth.

Lastly, transfer the pureed vegetables back to the pot and add the remaining coconut milk and the chicken bone broth, salt and curry. Reheat gently over medium heat and stir. Serve.

Other Creamy Soups

Looking for other ways to make healthy, creamy soups? Here are some simple recipes that feature similar ingredients:

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Creamy broccoli soup recipe - Dr. Axe

Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe



  • Author:
    Dr. Josh Axe

  • Prep Time:
    5 min

  • Cook Time:
    10 min

  • Total Time:
    30 min

  • Yield:
    4

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free

Description

This creamy broccoli soup recipe is not only delicious, but it’s full of healthy fats from coconut oil and coconut milk, along with fiber and antioxidants from broccoli and other greens.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 medium green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large head fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 cups chopped spinach, kale, turnip greens, collards or swiss chard
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

Instructions

  1. In large soup pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and sauté the green onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes, until translucent.
  2. Stir in the chopped broccoli. Sauté until the broccoli turns bright green, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the basil and additional chopped greens. Cover and steam-sauté for 3-4 more minutes.
  4. Transfer the vegetables to a food processor or blender. If using a blender, process in two batches. Add a little coconut milk and process until smooth.
  5. Transfer the pureed vegetables back to the pot and add the remaining coconut milk and the chicken bone broth, salt and curry. Reheat gently over medium heat and stir. Serve.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop and blender
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 428mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

Keywords: creamy broccoli soup, cream of broccoli soup, broccoli soup recipe vegan

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