Heart Healthy Vegan Broccoli and "Cheese" Soup Recipe

                   
Creamy and rich, this broccoli “cheese” soup is sure to become a vegan comfort food favorite. Made with broth, fresh herbs, and nutritional yeast to mimic the smooth texture of melted cheese, all kinds of eaters can enjoy this healthy dish.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 8 servings
1 medium cauliflower, chopped
1 head broccoli florets and spears, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth (gluten free if needed)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
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Directions
Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, potato, celery, onion, garlic and vegetable broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Cook, partially covered, until vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes. Using an immersion blender or carefully transferring the soup to a blender, blend the soup until smooth.

Step 3

Stir in the almond milk, nutritional yeast, vinegar, nutmeg, salt and black pepper. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Add the chopped thyme and stir.

Step 4

Serve topped with chopped parsley, if desired.

Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 73
Make this for: Healthy Kids Gluten Free
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Per serving:
calories:73
total fat:0g
sat fat:0g
cholesterol:0mg
sodium:343mg
total carb:13g
fibers:2g
proteins:4g

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About This Healthy Recipe

This broccoli and cheese soup is comforting, dairy free and perfect for the cold weather. 100% vegan and delicious, this recipe combines cauliflower, broccoli, celery and onions to make for a super tasty and healthy soup. Low in saturated fat (0g) and sodium (343mg), this soup is a great option for those currently following a heart healthy diet. In addition to being a heart healthy option, this recipe is also diabetic friendly as well, containing just 13 grams of carbohydrates per serving. The best part about this cheddar broccoli soup? Each cup is just 73 calories and contains 4 grams of protein, so you can get all of the flavor and protein without the guilt! Even better, this recipe may even be a great option for those who have recently undergone weight loss surgery. With no fat and no cholesterol, this soup almost seems too good to be true. Try it for yourself and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

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Heart Healthy Vegan Broccoli and "Cheese" Soup Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 8 servings
1 medium cauliflower, chopped
1 head broccoli florets and spears, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth (gluten free if needed)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
Directions
Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, potato, celery, onion, garlic and vegetable broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Cook, partially covered, until vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes. Using an immersion blender or carefully transferring the soup to a blender, blend the soup until smooth.

Step 3

Stir in the almond milk, nutritional yeast, vinegar, nutmeg, salt and black pepper. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Add the chopped thyme and stir.

Step 4

Serve topped with chopped parsley, if desired.

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