Today I decided to take on the task of making my first pot of Clean Eating broccoli soup. I combined ideas from Weight Watchers, Skinnyt Taste and my own version of broccoli soup. Needless to say my excitement quickly desolved as I gave life to this watery,tasteless soup that did nothing but feed my families eagerness to hit up Wendy’s! I was not giving up though….I wanted good soup and I was getting it! So I made some alternations and I can honestly tell you it turned out to be a success!
My learnings with this soup-
1-When your making a healthier soup option,cook it in a slow cooker to allow the soup to thicken more and really pull from the flavours you add.
2-Add hot sauce! It gives it a little zesty zing
3-Quinoa is a great protein option and it helps thicken your soup
Do you have any helpful soup tips? I always love to learn something new…..
1 small onion , chopped
4 cups of broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
2 cloves of garlic
2 Tbsp of hot sauce
4cups no salt chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups almond milk or non-fat evaporated milk
2 cups cooked quinoa
1-1/2 cups low fat cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
Chop onions and broccoli up into small pieces
Place all ingredients on slow cooker on high for 2 hours
Once broccoli is soft place florets in your magic bullet with a small amount of your soup broth and blend. Add cheese for your final touch! Enjoy~~*