Super Detox Broccoli Soup Recipe

So it’s 2009 already. Doesn’t time fly? I’m betting that you did the same as me over Christmas; over-ate, over-drank, and now feel rather sick. Isn’t it time for some nice healthy, slimming and detoxifying food?

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

Here’s a soup to kick-start your new healthy living (however short a fad it may be), and one that is really quick and easy to prepare, too. The ingredients are nothing more than broccoli and chicken stock, with a garlic clove thrown in for good measure. Truth be told this soup is inspired by a Gordon Ramsay version containing just the broccoli and water – a little bland for my liking (hence the modifications) but feel free to try it either way!

Broccoli is a really super healthy vegetable that is underused in the kitchen, high in vitamin c and fibre as well as being a natural diuretic with anti-carcinogenic (cancer reducing) properties. Phew – I feel healthier just talking about it!

This recipe is also my entry to the great “Weekend Herb Blogging” event – now in its 164th edition – being held over at Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once.

Broccoli Soup Recipe – Ingredients

  • 1.2 litres / 5 cups (approx) chicken stock or water
  • 600g / 21oz (approx) broccoli (a whole head, basically) – chopped up roughly
  • 1 Clove garlic – chopped / minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste.

Broccoli Soup Recipe – Method

  1. This one is too simple.
  2. Simply boil the broccoli in the liquid until slightly softened (5 mins or so) before transferring to a blender – retain about 1/4 of the stock liquid as we’re going to add that back in gradually.
  3. Whizz up the soup until smooth and, as suggested above, add the remaining liquid up until the desired consistancy is reached.
  4. Season to taste. If you’re eating this as part of a detox it’s worth remembering that salt makes your body retain water, pretty much counteracting some of the diuretic effect of the soup.
  5. Enjoy!

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