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Winter Broccoli Soup

30 minutes prep time | Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 large celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, florets only, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 small parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 tsp lemon juice, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a deep saucepan, place celery, broccoli, onion, parsnips, broth, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover tightly and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice, if using. In a blender, puree soup until velvet-smooth. Serve in bowls or pour into mugs.
  5. Garnish with parsley, if desired. 

Per serving: 118 Calories, 8 g Protein, 22 g Carbohydrates, 6 g Fiber, 1 g Total fat, 145 mg Sodium, Vitamin C, Folate Vitamin E, Vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, Pantothenic acid, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium

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