This soup is such an easy and simple way to eat a ton of vegetables in one go. It has three different green vegetables that are from different vegetable groups and therefore contains an excellent range of nutrients.
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family which means it contains high levels of folate, and vitamins C, E, K and iron. Cruciferous vegetables also contain glucosinolates that research indicates may inhibit cancer processes. Courgettes also contain vitamins C and K and, similarly to brocolli, also contain potassium which helps control blood pressure. Spinach is a highly nutrient dense plant and is particularly good for being a source of iron.
The rest of the ingredients are also very healthy. Onions tend to get over looked in the health world (poor onions!) but they contains vitamins A, B6, C and E, and also contain sodium, potassium and iron. Adding in the cashews gives you some protein and healthy fats for energy and alongside the almond milk, makes this very tasty and creamy. Who knew all this is going on in a simple bowl of soup? Enjoy!
This simple, tasty soup is one of those recipes that happened by chance.
I wanted to make tomato soup but only had chicken stock in so I just tried it out and hoped for the best. I wanted to add some cream to it too but didn't have any cream or coconut cream to hand. However, I spotted the jar of the cashews just sitting next to the blender so they got fired in too!
The blend of ingredients really works and you have a highly nutrient dense soup that contains two superfoods: namely tomatoes and garlic. Garlic is particularly good for this time of year as it is extremely beneficial for our immune system. The soup also has protein, healthy fats and creaminess from the cashews.
This soup is ready for you to enjoy in under ten minutes. I used my Nutribullet for speed so I made two large servings but if you have a bigger blender or processor then of course this recipe can easily be doubled or trebled. The soup also tastes good with my Paleo seeded herby bread which you can find here on my page of breakfast recipes.
I hope you enjoy the soup - please feel free to share it to anybody else you think might like it