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Soup to Soothe an Inflamed Digestive Tract
Posted by Kristen on Jan 23, 2012
Broccoli is rich in indoles and sulforaphane, compounds that are known for their cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli is also abundant in fiber, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, coenzyme Q10, and carotenoids.
The health benefits of eating broccoli are many, including protection against cataract formation and maintenance of healthy bones. Enjoy these and other benefits through this ultra simple and delicious recipe for broccoli and potato soup - it's typically approved by kids of all ages.
2 onions, chopped
5 cups vegetable broth
6 Yukon gold potatoes, diced
2 large broccoli heads, chopped into florets; broccoli stems skinned and sliced
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
2 and 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Combine onions, vegetable broth, potatoes, and broccoli in a large pot and cook until vegetables are tender.
2. Puree mixture in a blender or a food processor until creamy. Return to pot. (Or use a hand-held blender right in the pot)
3. Add lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, and pepper.
Enjoy this nutritious and filling broccoli potato soup - it's particularly good with fresh avocado slices on the side or on top as a garnish.
It's also an excellent choice for periods of gastrointestinal distress - I often recommend it for people suffering with ulcerative colitis.
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