Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup
By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
It is confirmed once again that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables lower the risk of cancer. Eat as little as 10 grams of crucifers which is less than 1/8 cup of chopped raw broccoli a day and reduce significant risk of developing cancer. Eating broccoli or other crucifer vegetables are like receiving a natural dose of chemoprevention. No wonder broccoli is number one on the National Cancer Institute’s list of nutrition all-stars.
The particular compounds in broccoli that are so effective against cancer include the phytochemicals, sulforaphane, and the indoles. Sulforaphane, a remarkably potent compound that fights cancer on many different fronts. It increases the active enzymes that help rid the body of carcinogens. It actually is strong enough to kill abnormal cells; and it helps the body limit oxidation—the process that initiates many chronic diseases at the cellular level. So let’s eat broccoli in the most delicious way, and this soup will do just that. Bon Apetite’
2 bunches broccoli with clean stems
1 cup raw organic cashews
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
5 cups vegetable stock
1 russet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2” pieces
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
pinch ground black pepper
cayenne pepper optional
- Blend cashews and 1 cup vegetable broth in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Remove and discard tough lower stalk of each broccoli. Finely chop stalk and florets (about 4 cups). Set aside.
- Heat oil in a medium cast iron pot over medium heat. Add onion and stir until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes.
- Add 4 cups of vegetable stock and potatoes in a large pot and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until potato is almost tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in chopped broccoli florets, stem bites and cashew mix. Bring to a simmer and remove soup from heat. Purée in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt, basil and pepper.
- Serve hot with a tasty bread.
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