Broccoli, Potato and Leek Soup Recipe For Breast Cancer

Broccoli, Potato and Leek Soup Recipe For Breast Cancer

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
Leeks are in the same family as garlic and onions and have been shown to improve immune function and reported to have anti-cancer effects. Broccoli tops the list as one of the best natural cancer fighters around. Thatʼs because compounds in this cruciferous vegetable called isothiocyanates may actually halt the growth of cancer cells, according to several studies.

8 cups water
8 tsp vegetable base
4 cups broccoli, bite-size florets (about 1/2 lb)
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sweet onion, small diced
1 tbsp garlic, fresh and finely chopped, (about 6
3/4 pound leeks, white part only, washed and medium diced (about 2 cups chopped) 1 1/2 pounds yukon or Idaho potatoes, peeled and large diced
2 lbs broccoli, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

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In cook pot, add 8 cups water and vegetable base, mix and bring to a simmer. Add 4 cups broccoli florets and blanch until just tender, remove from stock, set aside and save. In cook pot, sauté onions on medium heat in olive oil until transparent, add garlic without browning, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Add diced leeks and sauté 4 minutes. Add saved vegetable stock, increase heat, bring to a simmer, add potatoes, bring to a boil and simmer four minutes. Then add 2 pounds chopped broccoli and simmer on medium heat until potatoes are fully cooked. Turn off heat and blend with a vertical stick blender until completely pureed. Garnish with blanched broccoli florets and serve.

Note: For an oil free cancer diet omit sauteing vegetables and add directly to vegetable base.

A balanced breast cancer diet includes 5 or more servings a day of fruits and vegetables along with foods from a variety of other plant sources such as nuts, seeds, whole grain cereals, and beans.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.

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