“Monday Recipe: “Cheezy” Broccoli Soup”

Happy Monday Everyone 🙂

This weeks recipe is a tasty Broccoli soup that was a hit in my house. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that helps reduce inflammation, is good for bone and heart health. Broccoli contains vitamin C and is a powerful antioxident. This recipe calls for nutritional yeast which can be found at the pantry, downtown.

Enjoy!

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(Vegan, Gluten Free)

Serves 4 to 8

Cuisine: Vegan

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Coconut Oil

1 medium red onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk

2 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth

5 cups broccoli florets

1 cup nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, cook the onions in the coconut oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes
  2. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and Dijon and cook for a few more minutes
  3. Add the milk, broth and broccoli
  4. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until broccoli is tender
  5. Turn off heat and stir in nutritional yeast and lemon juice
  6. Remove about ½ of the soup and puree in a blender
  7. Pour it back into the pot with the remaining soup
  8. Serve with toasted sourdough bread. Make 4 large dinner sized portions or 8 side dishes

Dinner Portion Nutritional Information: Calories: 255, Fat: 10.2g, Carbs: 20.9g, Sodium: 664.8mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 15.5g, Protein: 19.6g

Side Serving Portion Nutritional Information: Calories: 112, Fat: 5.1g, Carbs: 10.5g, Sodium: 332.4mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 7.7g, Protein: 9.8g

Author: Deryn Macey

Source: www.runningonrealfood.com

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Sherry Morton-Jibb PTS. RYT. FIS. NWS, Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor Registered Yoga Teacher. She co-owns Balanced Motion Pilates and Yoga Studio in New Liskeard, ON.