Broccoli and Lemon Soup
Quick, easy, super tasty, slightly tangy and incredibly nutritious – Broccoli and Lemon Soup which can easily be a Fuel Pull or an S soup.
8 x 1 cup serves
Fuel Pull or S
About this Recipe
In the cooler months there is nothing better to warm cold bodies than a nutritious soup before the main meal or for lunch.
A healthy soup, especially one containing stock or bone broth, before the main meal tends to fill us up more thus we don’t eat quite as much, which is a positive. This dish is a favourite in our home. It is high in Vitamin C and even those that don’t like broccoli will love it.
- 1250ml water (I use half chicken bone broth and half water)
- 600 grams chopped broccoli (stalks and all)
- 1 large coarsely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tsp or 1/2 tsp dried sweet basil
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- grated rind of half a lemon
- 2 TB Collagen Peptides (optional)
- 1-2 TB Baobab powder (optional)
Bring water and stock cubes/powder to the boil in a large saucepan. Add broccoli, onion, garlic, sweet basil and pepper.
Return to the boil and simmer for 10 min.
When cool enough, add the collagen and baobab powder and then puree in blender (or stick blender) and adjust the liquid until it equals about 8 cups.
Reheat and add lemon juice and grated rind.
Serve with a slice of lemon on top.
Note: I have blended this in the Thermomix but I much prefer the rustic texture when a stick blender is used.
Using homemade stock makes this recipe extra tasty and extra nutritious. You’ll gain incredible health benefits from the natural gelatin in the stock.
If you don’t have collagen and/or baobab this recipe is still ridiculously delicious and nutritious. We lived on it for many years before I added these two ingredients.
If you use fat free store bought stock or skim the fat from your homemade broth, this recipe as is will be a FP. If you add any fat or there is fat in your broth, add some grated parmesan cheese on top and have an S meal.
For children and those not in weight loss mode, serve with a thick slice of buttered sourdough bread to make a lovely Crossover.