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Creamy Broccoli Soup, When a Fast Meal is a Must!

Have you had one of those days when it’s lunch or dinnertime, kids are starved and cranky so you need to put food on the table ASAP? Well I have a lot of those days and that’s when it’s so hard to make something nutritional and not go for processed food instead. For meal times like that, I have my favorite soup recipe in my back pocket- creamy broccoli soup; it’s nutritional, contains a vegetable and protein, plus my kids absolute love it. What more can you ask for? This soup requires a blender of some sort. With ready cooked or canned beans it’s super fast to make; it only takes about five minutes to cook. Serve this soup with whole wheat bread for a complete and nutritional meal.

broccoli soup

  • 2 ½ cups fresh or frozen broccoli, cut into small pieces for fast cooking time
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Bring broccoli and broth to boil in a pot covered with a lid. Reduce to a simmer until broccoli is soft. Place in a blender with chickpeas and cashew butter. Puree on high speed until creamy. Return to pot and add salt and pepper.

*Green-Mom Tip: I buy large amount of dried beans and cook them all at once in a crockpot and then freeze them in small glass containers. This way I always have cooked beans on hand that are not processed, are a lot cheaper and I reduce trash by avoiding cans.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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