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Vitamin C Enriched Broccoli & Spinach Soup

There was a good reason your mother always told you to eat your broccoli as a child and this is the reason why.

When we think of vitamin C our minds directly think of oranges and yes while they do contain substantial amounts of the vitamin did you also know that 1 cup of broccoli contains around the same amount of vitamin C to 1 cup of orange juice?

There was a good reason your mother always told you to eat your broccoli as a child and this is the reason why.

Creamy Broccoli & Spinach Soup

Why is Vitamin C important?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for keeping your immune system responsive. With a healthy immune system your body is able to fight against bacterial infections, viruses and diseases that might threaten the bodies normal functioning. Eating vitamin C enriched foods contributes greatly to boosting immunity thus keeping the body strong and healthy especially through cold and flu season and also at this present time of the Coronavirus outbreak.

I know that not everyone is a big fan of broccoli, kids being one of them so here I have shared a creamy broccoli and spinach soup recipe that is easy to make and quite frankly a lot tastier than plain steamed broccoli even though I love the vegetable my kids would say otherwise. Spinach is also extremely high in nutrients and vitamin C so double the dose in this recipe.

One word of advice do not overcook the broccoli the longer you cook it the less nutrients it contains, so cooking it until it is just cooked through is best for this recipe. This soup also freezes well so big batches are great to make and store for those times you feel a little under the weather and in need of a boost of vitamins.

Creamy Broccoli & Spinach Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1kg broccoli (1 large head)

1 leek, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 large potato, peeled and roughly chopped

4 cups baby spinach

3 cups vegetable stock or water

300 ml pure cream or coconut cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Black chia seeds and pepitas to top

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add leek and garlic and cook for 2-3 mins until softened.
  2. Add broccoli and stock to pot and bring to the boil
  3. Cover with lid and cook for 10 mins or until broccoli is just cooked through.
  4. Stir through the spinach and add cream cook for further two minutes.
  5. Take off the heat and blitz using a hand blender or pour into a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Divide between bowls and sprinkle with chia seeds and pepitas

Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

9 comments on “Vitamin C Enriched Broccoli & Spinach Soup

  1. Never tried coconut cream in soup. My grown up children are vegetarian now. But back in the day, we were forced to call vegetable soup “conglomerate soup.” They suspected but as long as they weren’t sure, they ate. 🤭

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  2. Looks like a yummy and easy recipe. Will definitely try thanks for sharing 😘

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Could you exchange coconut cream with coconut milk instead? Excited to try this!

    Like

  4. ProfessorB

    Could you exchange coconut cream with coconut milk? Excited to try this!

    Like

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