Healthy Broccoli Soup

Here’s a recipe for when you get home a little late from work or school, and you want to whip up something healthy and filing fast!

You just need a few ingredients and about 25 minutes, and you’ll have a big bowl of steaming hot, yummy, comforting, waist-friendly soup. This recipe can be made vegan or vegetarian, just choose the option pertaining to your dietary requests. ♡

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Ingredients (serves 4 big bowls):

  • 1-2tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 large celery stick (or 2 medium/regular sized) *the celery is so big in Japan, so I used 1 but in Canada I’d use 2*
  • 400g of broccoli
  • 1 litre of vegetable broth (or chicken broth if your prefer)
  • a bunch of fresh mint
  • non-dairy vegan cheese (or ricotta cheese if you aren’t vegan)
  • black pepper

Directions:

1. Peel and chop the 1 clove of garlic into small pieces

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2. Chop up the celery (it doesn’t have to be too small)

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3. Chop up the broccoli (again it doesn’t have to be too small)

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4. Heat up a big pot with the olive oil inside and then add the garlic and celery and cook it until it becomes soft (about 5 minutes)

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6. Once it’s cooked add the broccoli and the soup broth and bring it to a boil. Cook it for 5 minutes

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7. While it’s cooking finely chop your mint leaves (leave about 6-8 pieces out for garnishing later).

8. After the soup is cooked (after 5 minutes) add half with half of the chopped mint to a blender and blend it on soup mode (until it becomes puréed)

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9. Add it back to another pot, then take the other half and purée it too, then add it back into the pot.

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10. Pour the soup into a bowl and add some garnishes if you like!

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*Can we take a moment to appreciate these bowls* I just bought them at Flying Tiger for only ¥400! I love copper anything!

Ok let’s continue…

 

To make a pretty garnish;

First add your vegan cheese (or ricotta cheese), then drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, some fresh cracked black pepper, and a few fresh mint leaves.

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If you don’t like cheese you don’t have to add it, it still tastes good, just a bit lighter and less creamier

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And enjoy!! It’s really so good and so so easy to make!

I had 2 big bowls of this, then 3 mocha for dessert  (✧۝✧)/

I recommend this one if you’re trying to loose weight, or you just want something satisfying and healthy!

Let me know if you try this recipe and if you like it! #LookTay

Have a nice night or day, wherever you are!

And yay for Leo finally getting the Oscar~! (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑ I think I’m going to watch his movie tonight now!

 

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