Soup is perfect for this time of year. It’s an easy way to increase your vegetable intake, it’s cheap to make and it’s warming for those cold winter days. The creaminess of this Creamy Broccoli Soup will make it feel much more indulgent than it actually is.
A creamy soup that is low in fat and calories! I know, I know, I am too kind. Even people that don’t love broccoli have said that they love this soup. If one of your goals for this year is to get extra vegetables in to your diet, then this is a recipe for you to try.
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Well, this is our first recipe of 2017 and we thought it should be something green, just to make up for the insane amount of chocolate that we ate over the Christmas period. No? Just us?
Don’t let the colour of this put you off, as it is blended up super smooth with some mature cheese to make you wonder why you didn’t start eating healthier earlier! We are definitely ready to start eating better after a couple of weeks of excess.
This soup is a really good way to get loads of vegetables in one meal and it is of course it is delicious too. Broccoli is possibly one of our favourite vegetables and made into this creamy soup (without using any cream) makes it perfect for the colder evenings. It freezes really well too and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. I know lots of people have made it their goal to stop buying lunch out each day, so try taking soup and save some pennies.
Did everyone have a good Christmas and new year? If you follow us on social media then you will have seen that we tried to get outside as much as possible, and we were lucky to have some great weather. We went on some long walks through the beautiful English countryside to burn off the Christmas turkey.
Whilst it was nice and sunny, it sure was cold and crisp and that meant we needed something to warm up with when we got home and this was just the thing, as it’s so easy to make. What makes it so much easier to make is that we have ditched our handheld soup blender and we just chuck it in our new Charles Jacobs Blender which gets it so smooth and even creamier.
The Charles Jacobs Commercial Blender is powered by a 2000W high-speed, high-quality motor that is designed to last. The 2,000ml capacity, high-grade plastic jug will withstand any food that needs to be blended and the razor sharp blades are capable of blitzing all nuts, seeds and fruits. We made our own nut butters in it and it does the job really well, unlike other blender we have had that have broken whilst trying to blend them.
The one touch ‘smart control’ system means you can pulse, crush ice (hello monitors) or blend smoothly at the touch of a button and with its multifunctional speed settings, it is perfect for making shakes, smoothies, fruit juices, vegetable drinks, sauces, dressings, marinades and much more. There is seriously so much that you can do with this blender and it’s a must for your kitchen.
The blender also has a safety lock, advanced airflow design, overheat protection and non-slip rubber feet, making this blender as safe and reliable as you will ever need. With a beautiful high gloss finish and stainless steel trim, this blender will compliment any kitchen.
We have all come down with a horrible cold in our house, even poor baby Avery has her first cold, so we have been eating lots of soup. That just means that we have lots more delicious soup recipes coming your way, as we help you all to increase your vegetable intake this year!
Ingredients – serves 2:
– 1100ml/ 5 cups Hot Water
– 200ml/0.8 cups semi-skimmed milk
– 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
– 1 large onion, chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, crushed
– 1 large head of broccoli, chopped
– 1 tbsp grain mustard
– Salt and Pepper
– 60g/0.2 cups mature cheddar, grated.
1) Heat some oil in a large pan and cook the onion and potato for 3 minutes.
2) Add the garlic and then add the water, mustard and salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
3) Add the milk and the broccoli and cook for 10 minutes.
4) Blend until smooth, pour into bowls and top with grated cheddar.
What is your favourite vegetable to put in to soup? Leave a comment below.
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**This recipe was commissioned by Charles Jacobs, however, all opinions are my own**