This green soup will give you a real health boost. Packed with peas, broccoli, spinach, basil and soya beans this green soup is bursting with nutrients. From magnesium-rich spinach which helps with healthy bones to broccoli which is full of fibre, vitamin C, A and K. Soya foods are naturally low in saturated fat, which helps to lower cholesterol. The special proteins in soya also seem to help the body regulate cholesterol. Studies show that you may be able to reduce cholesterol by around 6% by including 15g of soya a day in your diet. Choose from soya alternatives to milk and yogurt, tofu and beans, as we have here. Our green soup is comforting and warm and is great if you’re feeling under the weather or want to eat something to warn off a cold! We’ve blended half the soup and returned it to the pan with the rest for a thick, chunky finish but if you prefer a smooth soup you could blend it all. This one pan wonder is quick and easy to make and is great for the whole family. By blending the vegetables you can trick the fussy eaters into eating more veg than they would normally agree to. It can be prepared ahead and warmed through when needed.
- 1 Knorr vegetable stock pot
- 200g frozen soya beans
- 200g frozen peas
- ½ a head broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 onion, chopped
- ½ltr unsweetened soya milk
- 125g spinach leaves
- Small bunch of basil
Pour the stock pot mixed with ½ltr boiling water into a medium-sized pan. Add the soya beans, peas, broccoli and onion. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins.
Add the soya milk, spinach and basil, and warm through.
Pour half the mixture into a blender and blitz, until smooth. Pour this back into the pan, to make a thickened soup with plenty of visible vegetables. Warm through to serve.