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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

Broccoli Basil Soup

  • Prep Time:7 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Servings: 4


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)


  1. Put in blender and blend until smooth; about 1-2 minutes.
Put in blender and blend until smooth; about 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition Information

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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