3-Ingredient Broccoli Soup (Paleo)

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Yes, this is a legit 3 ingredient recipe and I could not be happier about it! Of course there are always optional ingredients you could add in or put on top but the 3 ingredients that are essential make this soup luxurious and damn tasty.

Also, spices don’t count, ya feel me? I have been loving this soup for an extra veggie boost and have been all about that broccoli lately! I just can’t seem to get enough! Cruciferous vegetables are my favorite. The cruciferous or brassica family of veggies includes: horseradish, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, turnips, rutabaga, arugula, watercress, radish, daikon and more! I just listed the most common but the cruciferous veggie family runs deep.

Let’s chat for a second on why cruciferous veggies are so great. First, they are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that when chewed break down into antioxidants inside the body. Further, some of these antioxidants can help to improve thyroid function! Also commonly containing goitrogens, the cruciferous veggie family can play a significant role in thyroid health. For more on that head here for a much more scientific take on the matter.

Our bodies need sulfur-rich foods for many biochemical processes, sulfur is a structural component of many proteins and is necessary for the function of many enzymes and antioxidants. So let’s be sure to eat our cruciferous veggies, yes?

The second really great part of this recipe is that I got to use a new toy!! My fiancé got me an immersion blender that I have been wanting for some time now and I couldn’t be happier with it!! Seriously so excited. An immersion blender is a hand held blender perfect for making soups, sauces and other foods that you don’t want to use a blender for.

I have found the immersion blender to be particularly useful for my morning matcha, soup and making my own mayo! It has been great experimenting with it and is a fantastic kitchen accessory. Though not crucial for this recipe, you could absolutely use a regular blender, the immersion blender is quick and I am able to use it right in the stainless steel insert of my Instant Pot.

3-Ingredient Broccoli Soup

(PALEO, WHOLE30, 21DSD, GRAIN FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE)
SERVES 4
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES    COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients:

2 lbs. broccoli, florets only

1 c. bone broth (use this recipe from my website or a store bought brand)

2 tbs. full-fat coconut milk

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Optional to top:

Ghee

Pumpkin seeds

Cilantro

Instant Pot Method:

  1. Start by placing the broccoli and bone broth into the Instant Pot. Seal the lid.
  1. Select “steam” on the Instant Pot and set timer to 2 minutes.
  1. After the cooking cycle has finished, manually release the pressure by turning the knob sideways.
  2. Using either an immersion blender or regular blender (you might need to do this in batches so it doesn’t overfill the blender), blend until the broccoli and bone broth are combined and as smooth as it can get.
  1. Add in the full-fat coconut milk and sea salt. Stir or blend again to combine.
  1. Top with ghee, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, more veggies (roasted veggies would be bomb here!) or any protein you like! I added pulled pork the other day and I was in heaven!

Stove Top Method:

  1. Place broccoli in a steamer basket, or straight into a saucepan to steam the broccoli. Add 1 cup water to the sauce pot.
  2. Turn heat to medium-high, bring water to a boil, once it reaches a boil, turn heat down to medium-low, cover the pot and let steam for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Once broccoli is fork tender, remove from heat and drain off the water.
  4. Add broccoli to a bowl and add bone broth, coconut milk and sea salt.
  1. Using either an immersion blender or regular blender (you might need to do this in batches so it doesn’t overfill the blender), blend until the broccoli and bone broth are combined and as smooth as it can get.
  1. Top with ghee, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, more veggies (roasted veggies would be bomb here!) or any protein you like! I added pulled pork the other day and I was in heaven!

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