Quick Broccoli Spinach Soup With Sesame and Avocado

In the first few weeks of the year our attempts at healthy eating basically means adding anything green to our diet. For days when cooking is just too much effort but you need a bout of energy, this soup is easy to whip up, provides serious amounts of nutrients and is very (VERY) green. 

Quick Broccoli Spinach Soup With Sesame and Avocado

Serves 2 to 3 

I N G R E D I E N T S 

2 cups (310g) packed broccoli florets
2 cups (80g) packed spinach
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp ground coriander 
½ tsp herbes de provence
¼ tsp ginger powder
Salt and pepper, as desired
1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15ml) extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
1 cup (240ml) vegetable broth, or water

Toppings:
2 tbsp (30g) tahini
2 tsp (10ml) sesame oil
1 tbsp (10g) sesame seeds
1 sliced avocado

Extras:
1 cup (165g) Spiced Chickpeas
½ cup (125g) sliced, steamed tofu

M E T H O D

To make the soup, steam the broccoli and spinach for 7 minutes, or until vibrantly green and just slightly softened.  

Add them and all the other soup ingredients to a blender; blend until smooth. Adjust according to taste, adding more spices if desired.

Pour it into bowls and decorate with the tahini, sesame oil, seeds and avocado.   

If you would like a more filling and protein-rich bowl, add chickpeas or tofu.

Recipe from Rawsome Superfood by Emily von Euw