CLEAN AND LEAN GREEN SOUP (GF) (V) | it's that time of year! Not just for the leaves starting to change...but, the tickles in the throat, stuffy noses, and itchy eyes. This is my go to soup - easy, nutritious, and freezes so well! The best part is that you can tweak it so many ways and it comes out great each time!
You will need: (approx) 2 medium brocolli crowns (cleaned/chopped), 1 small onion or half medium onion (chopped), 1 medium/large zucchini chopped, 2-3 cups spinach +/or kale, 1 32oz container of veggie broth, lemon juice, powdered garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, turmeric, EVOO or coconut oil, and nutritional yeast.
ALSO: immersion blender or large heavy duty blender, large pot with lid.
I start by sauteeing the onion with a tablespoon of oil until slightly translucent.
Begin to add broccoli florets, spices (hold off on the nooch), and half container of broth and stir while they start to soften. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for extra health benefits!
Begin to add zucchini and add more broth.
Once it continues to soften, I add the kale and spinach. Add more broth but save last 1/4 of broth for end to obtain desired consistency (you can always add broth/water if it's too thick).
It WILL look like a lot! Stir and once boiling, cover and simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes until veggies fall apart at touch.
Remove from heat.
If using an immersion blender, add some nooch and blend until desired consistency. If using regular blender, allow to cool and then blend in batches.
Feel free to add more spices (I start with about 1/4 tsp of everything and add on at the end). You can always experiment with adding veggies such as sliced carrots or canned white beans or diced potatoes! Be creative...add rosemary or chili powder!
I've frozen this up to 6 months in my freezer. Keeps for about a week in the fridge.