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!