If you have been following me for a while, you will notice that I have a strong love affair with soup, I even have developed my own soup eBook that is sent to your inbox for free when you sign up to my newslettter.
Broccoli soup is a winner in my mind and I have over the last week or so been perfecting a recipe, I failed a couple of times as the broccoli tended to overcook and turn this mushy brown colour, which not only tasted funny but leached all of the nutrients from the vegetable. This soup is quick to make, but all I stress is that you use a good bone broth/stock, here is my bone broth recipe here.
The combination of onion, garlic, celery, zucchini and broccoli is scrumptious and will load some veggies into your system, the mint as the final addition to the dish adds, freshness and a dose of vitamin C, which would have been lost through the heating process. Serve with a dollop of greek yoghurt and some crispy fried shallots.
Whats good about this dish:
Bone broth provides a whole series of benefits, when the carcass is cooked for a long time, the bones, tendons and cartilage breaks down to release glucosamine and other sulphate compounds, which are actually the same compounds in expensive tablets used to treat arthritis and joint pain. So get boiling your bones…it will also help heal your gut (which can aid with intolerances) and boost your immunity. Broccoli is a wonderful vegetable, the more it is researched the results time after time come back as a superfood in its own league. Member to the cruciferous family, rich in vitamins a, b, c and k. The florets are full of sulphur-containing compounds called glucosinolates, when chewed these breakdown, thus helping your liver detox and cleanse. Celery is a great source of fibre, been known to help treat inflammatory cases such as gout and arthritis. Onions are a fabulous, they are a nurturing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it will help support your optimum health.
Enjoy this bad boy, it will be sure to benefit you in many ways.