This is such a yummy soup … well it’s a super good green winter vegetable Soup! The colour is so vibrant it could sing happy and healthy tunes if it could. Even though it can’t actually sing, eating it just feels like you’re chasing the winter bugs away. It tastes delicious and is high in nutrients too.
While this recipe uses a base of a full flavoured chicken stock as the main liquid, it could easily be made with vegetable stock for a vegan alternative.
Either way, it is delicious and the addition of a single potato gives it a creamier texture. You could add more potato if you wanted it even creamier.
I made a large batch – enough for six portions, so that’s what the recipe below is based on. Increase or decrease the amount of ingredients as you see fit.
This super good green vegetable soup is definitely a recipe that once made a few times you won’t need a recipe at all, as it will be very forgiving and you can make it to suit your own taste.
What’s so super good about green soup?
When creating a new recipe, I’m always curious about why it’s good for you. Because when something tastes really good it’s a bonus that it’s healthy as well.
So here are just some reasons why the star ingredient in this wonderful this Super Good Green Winter Vegetable Soup is so good for your body. Of course I’m talking about broccoli, the queen of the greens.
I’ve done a little research and found a few resources about the value of including both broccoli and good stock in your diet. They’re all similar, so here’s. just one
Let’s start with broccoli:
While gentle steaming provides the most health benefits, broccoli is a sensational source of nutrients. Inside those little fluffy trees you’ll find fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium.
The good folks at Healthline.com have this to say about broccoli. Head over to the linked page for t he full story.
- Vitamin C: important for immune function and skin health.
- Vitamin K1: important for blood clotting and may promote bone health.
- Folate (vitamin B9): needed for normal tissue growth and cell function and is important if you’re pregnant.
- Potassium: beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention.
- Manganese: found in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.
- Iron: aids important functions, such as the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.
I also make my own home-made chicken stock. Some may call it bone broth, but broth is actually a bit different. To some it’s a recent health phase, but for me, well I grew up with a freezer stocked with chicken and beef stock that my mother made. I continue her legacy and always make sure my freezer has a good supply of stock, usually chicken but I occasionally make beef broth too.
Stock is a key ingredient in so many dishes and it’s also full of nutrients that keep you healthy. You can find it in my wonderful recipe for spicy chickpea and lentil soup, which uses chicken or vegetable stock to give that flavour boost all soups love.