Pureed Broccoli Soup

Makes: 8 servings, about 1 cup each. Use organic ingredients whenever possible, especially if you are cleansing. Note how quickly this recipe can be prepared. 

  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1 stalk celery, chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or parsley
  6. 8 cups chopped broccoli (stems and florets)
  7. 2 cups water
  8. 4 cups vegetable broth
  9. 1/2 cup almond milk (optional)
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  11. Freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme (or parsley); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
  2. Stir in broccoli. Add water and broth; bring to asimmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain simmer and cook until very tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Stir in almond milk (if using), salt and pepper.