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Mexican Broccoli Soup! GF, V, BED, SCD!

Posted Jan 04 2013 9:03pm

Hey guys! I’m glad you’ve been liking the new recipes!

How are everyone’s New Year’s resolutions going?

delicious!

delicious!

One of the most popular resolutions is to shed those holiday pounds we may have inadvertently gained. :/ Snacking seems to be a sneaky way our daily calories creep up on us. How often, when our tummies rumble, do we desperately grab for the nearest tasty treat: chips, a candy bar, cookies, or in my case, nuts? Hunger hits, and I become a mama bear.

Mexican Broccoli Soup!

Mexican Broccoli Soup!

Well, I like to always keep a pot of soup in the fridge for those frantic “mama bear moments.” That way, a nutritious and delicious snack is just 30 seconds in the microwave away.

mmmmmm!

mmmmmm!

I was asked by a reader to post this recipe, so here it is! My yummy Mexican Broccoli Soup!

creamy and cool guacamole!

creamy and cool guacamole!

It’s Gluten Free, Vegan, Body Ecology and Specific Carb Diet Friendly!

so creamy!

so creamy!

Complex mexican flavors, topped with a cool and creamy guacamole!

healthy never tasted so good!

healthy never tasted so good!

Here’s what you need:

2 stalks of broccoli, chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 1/2 cups veg stock
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp cumin
1/4 – 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper
1 green onion, sliced
cilantro, chopped

Guacamole 1 avocado
1 garlic clove, grated
1-2 Tbsp red onion, finely minced
1-2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
squeeze of lime
salt

gluten free, vegan, Body Ecology Diet, and SCD!

gluten free, vegan, Body Ecology Diet, and SCD!

In a large dutch oven, saute your onion in 1 tsp EVOO, salt, pepper, and the spices. Let that cook for about 4 minutes. Then add your broccoli and let it cook for about 6 minutes. Then, add your garlic and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Add your stock. Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cover for 15-20 minutes. Readjust salt to taste. Turn off the heat, and then, with a stick blender, puree your soup until it is smooth and creamy. You can also do this in a blender, just be sure to do it in small batches, since it’s a hot liquid! Finish by stirring in the juice of a lime. Serve garnished with green onions and guacamole.

To make your guacamole, Combine all your ingredients in a bowl, and smash your avocado with the back of a fork. Mmmm!

so dramatic :)

so dramatic :)

If corn is okay for you (read: not SCD), this would be great topped with tortilla chips!

Yum Yum Yum!

Yum Yum Yum!

This soup was terrific. The flavors were spectacular! The warm spices with the broccoli paired perfectly with the cool, fresh guacamole. The cumin, chili powder, and paprika gave it such depth of flavor.

love the broccoli!

love the broccoli!

And something wonderful happened with the guacamole. You could take your spoon and swirl it into the soup, and that wonderfully bright flavor kissed each bite! And topped with the fresh cilantro, it was just delightful!

Happy Tummy Approved!

Happy Tummy Approved!

What’s your favorite type of soup?

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I’ll see you on Monday with another brand new recipe!


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