Looking for a filling lunch so you can avoid snacking all day? Try this healthy broccoli soup that has a rich texture and taste delicious. It's the perfect spring meal to enjoy on a picnic or at your outdoor lawn chair party, and is made easily transportable by popping it in a mason jar or thermos.

Top the soup with Oatly cream, croutons or your choice of mint leaves or toasted seeds for a beautiful presentation and extra crunch. If you're meal prepping, this is a good recipe to add to your plant-based menu.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Why we love it:  This soup is creamy, light, and clean. You'll feel nourished and energized instead of sluggish and tired after a big bowl of this delicious broccoli soup. You will probably have the ingredients on hand because most of them are in your garden or pantry.

Make it for: A picnic lunch with a toasted baguette or a healthy dinner with a glass of white wine. Cheers to you!

Why it's healthier: Broccoli is one of the only dark veggies that have calcium. It also is full of vitamins and antioxidants, including a disease-fighting agent that boosts immunity even as it helps take the stress off your organs.

Healthy ingredients: Iron, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin

Easy and Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup

Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup of tender stem broccoli roughly chopped
  • 1 late hot vegetable stock
  • 4 spring onions sliced whites and light green part only
  • A few mint leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves

To serve

  • Oatly cream
  • Croutons or crusty bread
  • Toasted seeds
  • Extra sautéed broccoli heads
  • Extra mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a pan with a little light oil add the spring onions and cook for a few minutes, until starting to soften.
  2. Add in the crushed garlic and stir again for a minute or two, add in the stock and broccoli. Cook for about 4-5 minutes so the stems and just cooked.
  3. Transfer to a high powered blender or use a stick blender and add the mint.
  4. Blitz until silky smooth, add a splash more stock to thin if you like.
  5. Either serve immediately or reheat later on. Serve with any additional toppings you fancy, to add some texture and crunch.

Nutrition Info: Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Calories 38 Total Fat .2 g Sat. Fat 0 g Sodium 597 mg Total Carbs 7.7 g Fiber 1.9 g Sugars 3.1 g Protein 1.7 g