Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
This Broccoli Basil Soup is a perfect mealtime starter which will help to fill your stomach without contributing a significant amount of calories. High in vitamin C, broccoli helps you to maintain healthy skin, bones, teeth, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also known to increase the body’s ability to absorb iron; pair this soup with an iron-containing protein such as beans or meats to reap this nutritional benefit.
By Colleen Sideck
By Colleen Sideck
Broccoli Basil Soup
2 cups water
2 cups lightly steamed broccoli (I kept the stems on)
2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cups fresh basil leaves (7-8 leaves)
- Put in blender and blend until smooth; about 1-2 minutes.
Per Serving: Calories: 55; Total Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 173 mg; Potassium: 222 mg; Carbohydrate: 5 g; Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 1 g; Protein: 2 g
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C: 105%; Vitamin A: 9%; Calcium: 6%; Iron: 3%
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