Broccoli Soup without Cream – The tastiest and creamiest way to eat broccoli is this Broccoli Soup without Cream. And yes, we promise it’s creamy, even though it is dairy free and gut-friendly!
Easy to whip up, and perfect for on-the-go, nutritious meals, this Broccoli Soup without Cream is a must try! Want to learn more? Keep reading!
Broccoli Soup without Cream
Broccoli soup should be a highly nutritious soup that tastes just as delicious as it is healthy. However, most classic broccoli soup recipes are full of inflammatory ingredients like cheddar, heavy cream and/or lots of butter. Some of these recipe even include wheat. Totally unnecessary!
Here at Clean Cuisine, we truly believe that dairy is much more harmful than it is beneficial for the human body. Because of this, we made this Broccoli Soup without Cream! Although this recipe is free of dairy, we most definitely did not compromise on flavor or the creamy texture of this soup. We simply swapped out the cream for a vegan alternative!
How to Make Broccoli Soup without Cream
If you are trying to eat clean, then eliminating the dairy from this creamy Broccoli Soup is the only real change you need to make from the classic recipe. Dairy, alongside wheat flour if a recipe calls for it. Our recipe is easy, simple, and to-the-point. No long ingredient list or intricate cooking instructions for this soup. Nobody has all day everyday to spend in the kitchen, so in our book, the easier and quicker the recipe, the better!
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Thanks to the rich, creamy texture and neutral flavor of cashew milk, this cleaned up Broccoli Soup tastes just like the traditional version you may have grown up eating and loving. All of the flavor, without the negative health effects!
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Ingredients in Broccoli Soup without Cream
Simple with a short ingredient list, here are all of the ingredients you’ll need to make this thick and creamy, Broccoli Soup without Cream:
Broccoli: Quite self explanatory, you can’t have a Broccoli Soup Recipe without broccoli! Broccoli is a high-fiber veggie packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Add more broccoli into your diet, and your body will thank you!
Cashews + Water: The “cream” in this Broccoli Soup Recipe is made out of just cashews, and water! While it may sound too good to be true, cashews really are the perfect nuts for making nut butters, cheeses, and cream. Their creamy texture sets them apart, and allows for so much creativity in the kitchen!
Vegetable Broth: Keeping this recipe vegan, our Broccoli Soup without Cream calls for vegetable broth for some thinning, extra flavor, and a major nutrition boost!
Onions: Instead of onion powder, we opted for whole, fresh onions in this recipe for flavor, and freshness!
Leeks: While many people describe leeks as a mild tasting onion, they really do offer a great compliment to light soups like this one! Mild, yet full of flavor, if you’ve never used leeks before, now is a great time to begin experimenting!
Celery: Just 1/2 cup of celery adds a lot of flavor to this recipe! Offering anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidants, and the ability to help foster healthy digestion, celery is another raw veggie you should consider enjoying on a regular basis!
Sea Salt, White Pepper, + Garlic: Finishing off the recipe with some flavor boosters, sea salt and white pepper should be enjoyed to taste, and are amazing ways to make a good meal great! If you love your food extra garlicky, feel free to add in a couple of extra garlic cloves as well!
The Perfect On-The-Go Meal
Take your soup with you with this Broccoli Soup without Cream! This soup is the perfect on-the-go, nutrient dense meal. This is because it is pureed, so it fits perfectly into a thermos for a warm, and sippable lunch for busy days.
This recipe serves six, so unless you are serving a lot of people you should have plenty leftovers. I transfer my leftovers into mason jars, and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Simply pour into a bowl, and reheat for effortless meals for days to come!
More Pureed Soup Recipes
Looking for more warm soup recipes for on-the-go meals? Try some of our favorite, homemade pureed soups, perfect for enjoying on busy days!
Easy Pureed Vegetable Soup Recipe: Our Pureed Vegetable Soup makes it easy to eat more vegetables. Which is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
Carrot Soup: You’re going to love this creamy and delicious Carrot Soup! This soup is filled with fruit, veggies, and hemp seeds for a superfood boost.
Sweet Potato Soup: If you love a nice homespun bowl of soup that is just as easy as it is delicious, this Sweet Potato Soup is for you!
Ready to learn how to make this creamy and delicious soup from home? Let’s get into all the details!
Broccoli Soup without Cream
Easy to whip up, and perfect for on-the-go, nutritious meals, this Broccoli Soup without Cream is a must try!
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 47 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 1 head broccoli, coarsely chopped (both florets and stems)
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil OR unrefined avocado oil
- 1 cup minced onions
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 leek (sliced)
- 3 cloves garlic
- Unrefined sea salt, to taste
- white pepper, to taste
- In a high speed blender, add the water and cashews; process until smooth and creamy. Set mixture aside.
- Heat the oil over low-heat in a large saucepan. Add the onions, celery, leeks and garlic; saute for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are very soft. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
- Add the chopped broccoli and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the reserved nut milk and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- Using a handheld immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
(Note: if you do not have a handheld immersion blender see instructions below)
If you do not have a handheld immersion blender, wait until the soup is room temperature and then puree in small batches in your high speed blender.
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