Mimi's Vegan Kitchen: Mom’s Broccoli & Oats Soup

February 20, 2017

Did you know that broccoli is loaded with vitamins K and C? It’s also loaded with folate, which is a vital vitamin for pregnant and breast-feeding women. If you Google the health benefits of broccoli, cancer prevention always tops the list. That makes sense since vitamin K has been known as one of the best cancer preventions/”cures”.

I was always the kind of person who would pick broccoli out of food, especially if I’m out, my plate would always have zucchini and broccoli leftovers. When I wanted to lose weight, broccoli soup was highly recommended to me but I seriously couldn’t stand it. So, the lovely being that is my mom decided that adding oats would take definitely make the soup more appealing to me, especially that it makes it super creamy.

 

I honestly never tried to learn her way of making it until I decided to steal her recipe and post it here. That’s when I discovered how easy it is to make, which probably means that I’ll never even bother to steam my broccoli again. This soup is definitely the way to go!

I love it because it warm, creamy and filling with a little bit of oil (which you can totally skip and use water instead) and just a pinch of sea salt. Plus, if you make this in bigger batches, you can store in the fridge for a couple of days and heat it whenever you don’t have time to prepare lunch or dinner. Now, I don’t think healthy can be more accessible than that!

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 1

 

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of broccoli

  • 1 leak

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1 tbsp oats

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1.5 cups of filtered water

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • A pinch of nutmeg

  • Lemon/lime slices for serving

 

Directions:

Step 1: Slice the leek thinly and cut the broccoli into small bites. Add to a pot with the olive oil and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add water, oats and spices and bring to a boil then simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Blend everything then serve with sliced limes.

It doesn’t get any easier! Enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments down below!

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