It’s getting colder and I for one am very happy about this. I love a big jumpers, boots and going for long walks and especially coming back home for a cup of green tea or even better, a mug of healthy broccoli and apple soup.
Broccoli is an amazing food (no wonder they added its extract to Pomi-T – a best seller supplement that has been trialed to treat cancer!). Broccoli contains high amount of antioxidants and has many benefits such as cholesterol lowering, detoxification, heart health and it helps to alkalise the body. It also contains high levels of nutrients such as vitamin K, C, E and A, is a good source of fibre and very satisfying.
I’ve added apple to this soup, which might sound a bit odd but it really enhances the flavours.
Broccoli and Apple Soup (4-6 servings)
1-2 tablespoon or organic coconut oil
1 medium onion (diced)
2 garlic clove (chopped)
600g broccoli (stalk diced, floret separated)
2 medium apple (peeled, cored and diced)
700ml hot chicken or vegetable stock (home-made if possible)
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Yogurt, cream and/or nuts or seeds (optional)
1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil and add the onion & garlic. Fry until translucent
2. Add the broccoli and heat for a few minutes, then the apples, the stock and bring to the boil and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes
3. Blitz with a hand held blender, add the lemon, season to taste and scatter a few nuts or seeds on the soup if you wish
4. Serve on its own with a chunk of bread or with a dollop of organic Greek yoghurt, soured cream and voilà! A healthy bowl of soup.