Creamy Broccoli Soup, When a Fast Meal is a Must!

Feb, 16, 2013

Have you had one of those days when it’s lunch or dinnertime, kids are starved and cranky so you need to put food on the table ASAP? Well I have a lot of those days and that’s when it’s so hard to make something nutritional and not go for processed food instead. For meal times like that, I have my favorite soup recipe in my back pocket- creamy broccoli soup; it’s nutritional, contains a vegetable and protein, plus my kids absolute love it. What more can you ask for? This soup requires a blender of some sort. With ready cooked or canned beans it’s super fast to make; it only takes about five minutes to cook. Serve this soup with whole wheat bread for a complete and nutritional meal.

broccoli soup

  • 2 ½ cups fresh or frozen broccoli, cut into small pieces for fast cooking time
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Bring broccoli and broth to boil in a pot covered with a lid. Reduce to a simmer until broccoli is soft. Place in a blender with chickpeas and cashew butter. Puree on high speed until creamy. Return to pot and add salt and pepper.

*Green-Mom Tip: I buy large amount of dried beans and cook them all at once in a crockpot and then freeze them in small glass containers. This way I always have cooked beans on hand that are not processed, are a lot cheaper and I reduce trash by avoiding cans.

February 22, 2013

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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