Broccoli Avocado Soup

We love to drink our nutrients, whether it's green juices or smoothies! Switch it up for a bowl of this creamy, savory green broccoli and avocado soup! 

This soup is wonderful consumed warm or cold (depending how your feeling and what the temperature is outside). Such a versatile and tasty soup. AND of course packed with healing nutrients--TWO heads of broccoli and ONE large avocado went into this soup! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size heads of broccoli
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried coriander
  • Juice from half a large lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 c. warm water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  •  1/4 avocado, cilantro, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt/pepper for garnish

How To 

  • Roughly chop (all parts of the broccoli) and steam (FACT: all cooking treatments, except steaming, causes significant losses of chlorophyll and vitamin Cas well as significant decreases of total soluble proteins and soluble sugars)for 3-5 minutes (DID YOU KNOW? cooked broccoli increases the carotenoid and tocopherol concentrations).
  • Toss remaining ingredients into a high speed blender/food processor and enjoy warm or cold! Top with avocado, cilantro, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper. I loved this soup chilled the next day, as Portland has been having some toasty summer days. 

Health Perks

increased vegetable intake

Easy and quick

GLUTEn free

grain free

dairy free 

can be eaten warm or cold  

MOnounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats

Good for digestion

fiber, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, iron

cancer fighting 

vitamin A,C, E ,k, b6, b1, b9 (folate)

detoxifying 

heart healthy 

increased hdl, decrease ldl (total cholesterol)

supports digestion 

lowers trigylcerides

anti-inflammatory 

Kid Friendly 

Antioxidants: lutein, zeaxanthin (carotenoidS: decrease age-related macular degeneration (eye health), cardiovascular disease, stroke) 

LunchKatrina Kreimer