Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is a nourishing and healing soup that’s loaded good for you ingredients.  

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is loaded with broccoli, kale and spinach and comes together in a pinch

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup comes together in less than 30 minutes.  It’s vegan broccoli soup that’s tasty, comforting and it’s a perfect way for you to nourish your body and give your immune system a boost.

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is loaded with broccoli, kale and spinach and comes together in a pinch

BROCCOLI SOUP RECIPE

This broccoli soup recipe is made with lots of immune-boosting and detoxifying ingredients, and it comes together in a pinch.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Leek
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Celery 
  • Broccoli
  • Lacinato kale
  • Baby spinach
  • Vegetable broth
  • Water
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice

HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI SOUP 

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add the leek, onion, garlic, carrot and celery and sauté.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the broccoli, spinach and kale.  
  5. Remove from heat and blend with a stick blender or blend in batches in a stand blender.
  6. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is loaded with broccoli, kale and spinach and comes together in a pinch

BENEFITS OF BROCCOLI

Broccoli contains a number of phytochemicals.  One compound, called glucobrassicin, breaks down in your stomach into indole-3-carbinol, which then produces  diindolylmethane, or DIM.  DIM has strong anti-cancer properties that may make it protective against certain types of cancers, such as breast and prostate gland. Broccoli also contains another compound called glucosinolates which is converted in your stomach into sulfur-containing properties that activate enzymes which help to destroy carcinogens .

Read more here about the Benefits of Broccoli

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is loaded with broccoli, kale and spinach and comes together in a pinch

Most broccoli soups have cheese added to them….but since this is a nourishing, healing – immune boosting and detoxifying soup – lemon is the add-in here.  Lemon gives this soup a perky, light fresh flavor.  I tend to add much more than this recipe calls for because I love both the flavor and the benefits of lemon.

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is loaded with broccoli, kale and spinach and comes together in a pinch

The veggies in this soup are cooked only for a few minutes until they’re slightly softened and easy to blend with a stick blender.   This soup is a quick and easy way to get a big nutritional boost.

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This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup is loaded with broccoli, kale and spinach and comes together in a pinch
Yield: 4 servings

Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup comes together in less than 30 minutes. It’s tasty, comforting and it’s a perfect way for you to nourish your body and give your immune system a boost as we head into this very stressful time of year.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large organic leek, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 small organic onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 large organic carrot, chopped
  • 1 organic celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cups organic broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups organic lacinato kale, chopped (leafy and tend stalks only)
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 cups good quality water
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons organic lemon juice (more if desired)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add the leek, onion, garlic, carrot and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the broccoli, spinach and kale. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and blend with a stick blender or blend in batches in a stand blender.
  6. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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