Healthy Creamy Nutmeg Broccoli Soup

What a wonderfully healthy and delicious soup!  It is such a versatile recipe, you can sauté the onions and garlic, but for me as a university student I have to save time so i avoided sautéing them and just blend them all together so i omit the olive oil.

Soup nourishes the body, especially when it’s chock-full of metabolism-boosting, detoxifying nutrients like this creamy vegan broccoli soup

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Benefits:

Nutmeg

This warm comforting spice is a great detoxifier and cleanser for the body. Nutmeg improves both appetite and digestion.

Broccoli 

This nutrias vegetable should be included in everyones diet on a daily basis. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family, which studies have shown to be effective in fighting cancer. Sulphur compounds found in broccoli stimulate the production of anti -cancer enzymes which prevent the growth of tumours and inhibits the growth of existing ones.

INGREDIENTS

1 quart low-sodium vegetable broth
350g broccoli, chopped (use both the stems and florets)
(If you wish to sauté 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil)
100g onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
60 ml creme fraiche

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add broccoli, onions, nutmeg, and garlic, then reduce heat. Cover and cook until tender
  2. (If you wanted to sauté the garlic and onion to add a richer flavour at this point   heat the oil in a small skillet.  Add the onions a and garlic and cook until tender)
  3. Combine the onions and garlic into the broth.
  4. Remove from heat and  cool for few minutes.
  5. Place in blender and puree until smooth
  6. Stir in the creme fraiche (or other sort of creamer)
  7. Serve hot. Makes two servings.

 

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