Potassium Rich Broccoli Soup

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Greetz, and welcome to Healthy Helpings TV! This week host Michelle Koen is showing a fantastic creamy broccoli soup that has a lot more panache than your old canned "cream-of" style soups. Besides some nice herbs, there is a bit of tomato and a startling but zippy splash of citrus, as well!

Michelle is busy moving to her new studio in preparation for the next episode, but she's asked us to remind you that this recipe is not only a quick, easy meal for later, but an excellent source of potassium. Potassium becomes more and more important in our diet as sodium becomes more and more prevalent in commercially prepared foods we might eat.

Good health from all of us at GNMHealth!

Ingredients

Butter 1 Teaspoon
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Sumac 1/4 Teaspoon
Thyme 1/4 Teaspoon , chopped (fresh)
Soy protein powder 2 Tablespoon (flavorless)
Vegetable stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Broccoli 2/3 Pound , chopped
Tomato 1/2 Medium , chopped
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (low fat natural)
Yogurt 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (low fat)
Lemon juice 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Cracked black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Rosemary 1/2 Teaspoon , chopped (fresh)

Directions

MAKING

1) In a saucepan, heat the butter until melted.

2) Saute the onions in the melted butter for a few minutes.

3) Add the sumac, thyme and rosemary stir and saute for a few more minutes until the onions are softened.

4) Then stir in the soy protein powder and combine thoroughly with the onions.

5) Gradually stir in the vegetable stock, so that no lumps are formed.

6) Add the broccoli and tomato, bring to a boil, then cover and cook for 15 minutes.

7) Blend the mixture with a hand blender until smooth and creamy.

FINALIZING

8) Then remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the milk.

9) In a small bowl, combine the yoghurt and lime or lemon juice together, then stir into the soup.

10) Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

11) Return the soup to a gentle heat until heated.

SERVING

12) Serve the hot broccoli soup in soup bowls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 241Calories from Fat 53

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1879 mg78.29%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet