BEST HEALTHY BROCCOLI SOUP | paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free

BEST HEALTHY BROCCOLI SOUP | paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free


*music* Hi this is Steph from StupidEasyPaleo.com and today we’re making my Comforting Creamy Broccoli Soup aka
Crack Soup. This is one of my favorite soups ever. If you know me you know how
much I love soup. This one is perfect if you’re dairy-free.
It tastes just like a cream of broccoli soup but without the dairy or cream. There’s no milk so you’re able to stick to a dairy-free way of eating. I
start with a leek. A leek if you’ve never seen it looks like a green
onion on steroids. It looks exactly the same. It’s light green and white on the
bottom and dark green on the top. The trick with a leek though is they get really dirty on the inside. So what I do is I slice
the leek lengthwise down the middle and then I take those and run them under
the faucet so that I get any grit out because nobody who wants gritty soup. I take that leek and then I chop it up. I also chop up half of a white onion and
then about a pound of broccoli. To the leek, the onion, and the broccoli you’re
going to add two cloves of garlic. Then we’re going to add the liquids. The
liquids in this recipe are going to be 4 cups of chicken stock. I would recommend
homemade if you can. If you can’t and you have to buy chicken stock from the
grocery store, that’s fine. Just try to look for something that’s low sodium or
sodium free. That way you can control the saltiness of the broth by adding your
own seasonings at the end. I also add a cup of coconut milk and that’s what
gives it that body, that gives it the creamy texture and the really nice
mouthfeel and flavor without adding any dairy at all. I also like to add (to just
give it that little buttery edge) I like to add a little bit of ghee which is a
clarified butter. You could certainly add add grass-fed butter if you want or you
can just leave that part out but I think that gives it a little secret
creaminess and flavor that you can’t get from other types of fats and oils. You’re going to add all of that to the pot, and you just
put it on the stove bring it to a boil for about 20 minutes. You going to simmer that until the vegetables are soft. Then from there carefully add that to a blender. Sometimes I do it
in two batches in case it gets a little bit too full. You’re going to
blend that on high for about a minute until the soup is nice and creamy and
you can serve it right from there. Sometimes I like to top this soup with a
little bit of shredded chicken and that makes it a complete meal. You could serve
it alongside a salad and a piece of steak and you’re going to have a
delicious weeknight dinner that takes almost no time to prepare. For my
Comforting Creamy Broccoli Soup aka Crack Soup and more recipes just like it
head to StupidEasyPaleo.com.