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Creamy Broccoli Spinach Soup

I love the stretch of days between Christmas and the New Year. The holidays slow down again and there is a lot more time for relaxing and enjoying the family at home.

There is also a lot of time for eating and snacking . . . perhaps a little too much time! If you’ve already eaten as many candy canes and sweet rolls as I have this holiday season, this Creamy Broccoli Spinach Soup will help get you back on track.

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It’s a Detox Soup in the sense that it will help you clear out some of your holiday-pie-eating-guilt! It is also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s healthy, but still quite delicious. Dare I say, it might even be a little soul cleansing.

As you head into the New Year with big goals and kitchen resolutions, try this soup. Serve it with an artisan loaf of whole grain bread, or a pot of cooked brown rice and it makes a deliciously healthy post-holiday meal, a meal you can feel really good about eating.

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Creamy Broccoli Spinach Soup
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Serves/Yield: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium leeks, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds of broccoli, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh marjoram
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, leeks, and garlic and sauté until softened.
  2. Add the next five ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until broccoli and parsnips are soft, about 15 minutes. Stir in spinach and lemon zest.
  3. Remove from heat. Using a submersion blender, puree soup carefully until very smooth. Alternatively, you can do this in batches in a blender, being careful because the soup is very hot.
  4. Return to low heat and stir in the coconut milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat through and then serve.

Did you indulge over the holidays? How are you getting back on track?

About Allison

Allison Ruth, mama to three hungry girls, blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes.
Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention.

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Comments

  1. Totally need to detox! This soup looks so tasty and healthful, I can’t wait!
    Tracy | Pale Yellow’s last post: Boozy Eggnog

  2. This looks delicious, and so perfect after the Christmas glut o’ foods! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Mmm! Looks great! I love a creamy and healthy soup!
    Tieghan’s last post: Breakfast Chimichangas with Avocado + Cajita Cheese.

  4. Spinach soups are the best! Love them, especially at this time of the year after eating so much chocolate and rich dishes ;)
    Véro @ French Cooking for Dumies’s last post: Salmon in dill spread

  5. YUM! Thanks for this one! I don’t even have to make it dairy-free b/c it already is :-)
    Robyn’s last post: Very Merry Birthday Gingerbread Men

  6. This sounds like a great soup for these cold days and very healthy choice too!

  7. ooo wayoo looking delicious….
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  8. This is going to be dinner tonight! My husband is a big hater of parsnips, do you have a suggestion for a substitution? Thank you!

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