15 Minute Breast Cancer Fighting Broccoli Soup Recipe

vegan-broccoli-soup-recipe-for-breast-cancerA cancer fighting diet is one that is high in fiber, low in fat (especially animal fat), and includes generous portions of fruits and vegetables. It also minimizes or excludes alcohol. The best diets are pure vegan diets. Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Broccoli Soup Recipe
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound broccoli, separate into florets
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup vegetable broth for sautéing + 4 cups for soup
  • 1 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (optional)
cancer-fighting-broccoli-soup-recipeInstructions
  1. Coarsely chop the broccoli.
  2. In a medium soup pot, heat ⅓ cup of vegetable broth over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, pepper and dried basil and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring, until the onions are translucent. Add a splash of vegetable broth if sticking.
  3. Add the broccoli and vegetable broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low heat and simmer, uncovered for about 10 minutes or until the broccoli is fork-tender.
  4. In a blender or food processor, process the soup until smooth. Add the parsley and pulse a few times.
  5. Return the soup to the pan and reheat gently, adjusting seasoning if needed.
  6. Top with golden croutons or nuts.

Golden Croutons are easy to make. Pre-heat oven to 400 F – Chop vegan bread (sourdough) into bite sized squares – toss with a teaspoon of olive oil and some fresh chopped herb like parsley – put on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until golden brown – approximately 5-10 minutes.
Recipe Source: Ordinary Vegan.

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system and breast cancer; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well-being.

More Breast Cancer Authority Blog’s Broccoli Recipes

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

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’
Serving 4-6

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend cashews and 1 cup vegetable broth in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Remove and discard tough lower stalk of each broccoli. Finely chop stalk and florets (about 4 cups). Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a medium cast iron pot over medium heat. Add onion and stir until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve hot with a tasty bread.

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana 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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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