Super Detox Broccoli Soup

I started feeling sick, so I decided to try out this recipe. It's super easy and it tastes super healthy. I wasn't doing a real detox, so I used salt, and I also drizzled a little bit of basil oil over it at the end to give it a little extra flavor.

Super Detox Broccoli Soup

Here’s a soup to kick-start your new healthy living (however short a fad it may be), and one that is really quick and easy to prepare, too. The ingredients are nothing more than broccoli and chicken stock, with a garlic clove thrown in for good measure. Truth be told this soup is inspired by a Gordon Ramsay version containing just the broccoli and water - a little bland for my liking (hence the modifications) but feel free to try it either way!

Broccoli is a really super healthy vegetable that is underused in the kitchen, high in vitamin c and fibre as well as being a natural diuretic with anti-carcinogenic (cancer reducing) properties. Phew - I feel healthier just talking about it!

1.2 litres (approx) chicken stock or water
600 g (approx) broccoli (a whole head, basically) - chopped up roughly
1 Clove garlic - chopped / minced
Salt & pepper, to taste.

1. This one is too simple.
2. Simply boil the broccoli in the liquid until slightly softened (5 mins or so) before transferring to a blender - retain about 1/4 of the stock liquid as we’re going to add that back in gradually.
3. Whizz up the soup until smooth and, as suggested above, add the remaining liquid up until the desired consistancy is reached.
4. Season to taste. If you’re eating this as part of a detox it’s worth remembering that salt makes your body retain water, pretty much counteracting some of the diuretic effect of the soup.
5. Enjoy!

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

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