Creamy Broccoli Soup- Dairy-free !

21 Aug

                   

 

Creamy Broccoli Soup

 (Dairy -Free)

 

 

Ingredients 

 

 

·        2-3 cups of Broccoli –chopped

·        2 cups of Unsweetened Almond milk

·        ½ tsp of Cornstarch (to make a slurry) to 1 tbsp of water  

·        ¼ tsp of fresh grated nutmeg (to taste)

·        Salt & Pepper

 

** Optional -You can substitute soy,rice or coconut milk

 

 

 

Directions

   Steam the Broccoli

 

 

 

 Drain the excess water then 

 

Add the Unsweetened Almond Milk to the Broccoli

 

 

 Bring milk to a simmer & Cook for five minutes

 

Add fresh grated nutmeg to the Broccoli

 

 

 Make a slurry by adding cornstarch to the water

 and mix until all is well combined.

 

Add Slurry to the Broccoli soup 

and mix until well blended….

The soup will start to thicken …

 

To make sure my soup is the creamiest 

 I’m using a Immersion Blender 

 

 

 Blend & Cook until soup is thick and bubbly.

 

 Add Salt & Pepper to taste and your soup is done !!!!

 

To make this a Broccoli cheese soup…

 

 I added Go Veggie shredded Mexican Style Shreds….

 

Stir into my soup while its hot

and the shreds will melt !

Enjoy!!!

 

Broccoli Health facts:

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/top-10-health-benefits-of-broccoli/ 

1. Cancer prevention:

Researchers have proven that broccoli can prevent cancer. Broccoli has certain properties that can remove estrogens that cause cancer from the body. It has anti-carcinogen properties that prevents cancer. Broccoli is highly suitable to prevent breast and uterus cancer.

2. Highly nutritious food:

Broccoli is a good source of nutrients like fiber, vitamin c, vitamin a, beta carotene etc. Broccoli is also rich in minerals and contains potassium, magnesium, manganese which are necessary for a healthy body. When it is consumed by pregnant women, it provides them with nutrients and prevents the problem of constipation. A cup of broccoli also boosts the immunity system

3. Skin re-generator:

Broccoli contains glucoraphanin that can regenerate the skin when the skin is prone to sun damage. It also contains beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin B complex that helps the skin by giving it a glow and keeping the skin young.

4. Broccoli for a healthy heart:

Broccoli health benefits include it being good for the heart. It contains fibres, fatty acids and vitamins that regulate the blood pressure in the body and reduces bad cholesterol. Broccoli can protect the blood vessels from damages and regulate blood pressure that can prevent heart attack and stroke.

5. Healthy nervous system:

Potassium is essential to maintain a healthy nervous system. There is high amount of potassium in broccoli that provides health to the nervous system and also helps proper functioning of brain.

6. Great source of fiber:

Broccoli nutritional benefits are many and one of them its its capability to aid in dieting. It is a great source of fibre, and is one of the perfect vegetable that will aid in weight loss. It contains both soluble and insoluble fibres that prevents constipation and maintains blood sugar. A cup of broccoli contains the essential amount of protein need for a healthy diet.

7. Healthy vision:

Broccoli can provide eye health as it contains vitamin A which helps the retina to absorb light and provide proper vision. Broccoli also contains cancer prevention properties that prevents cataract which is an age related health problem.

8. Regulates blood pressure:

Broccoli is rich in fibre, magnesium, calcium, potassium and omega 3 fatty acids which reduces the blood cholesterol level. In addition to this, broccoli allows the blood to flow through the blood vessels in a proper manner that reduces blood pressure.

9. Detoxification:

This is the process of eliminating the toxic and wastes from the body. Ffew vegetables and fruits have this property, broccoli is one among them. Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiin and glucobrassicin which are special nutrients that help to detoxify the waste components from the body.

10. Healthy bones:

Broccoli is a good source of calcium and can provide calcium that is needed for a person more than dairy products can. It also helps in preventing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is very common in women during pregnancy or after pregnancy due to lack of calcium. In order to prevent this, they consume tablets or calcium supplements but the natural way to prevent the deficiency of calcium is to consume broccoli regularly.

 

 

 

 

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