One goal that I am trying to achieve is to increase my power/weight ratio through weight loss. When I have a training day that does not require too much calorie intake, a go to meal is a nice bowl of nutritious soup.
This soup is one of my Wife’s favourite soups and I must admit, despite the colour, it tastes fantastic. This soup is full of pure vegetable goodness and definitely helps towards getting your 5, or 9 a day – I can’t keep up with what the national guidelines are now 🙂
Whilst we are not a vegetarian household, we do try to make healthy substitutes wherever possible. This soup has a fab cheesy note to it thanks to an amazing product called ‘Nutritional Yeast’ making it taste a lot more naughty than it is. A real comfort food on a cold dull day. Our soup looks a lot greener than when it was first cooked as my wife likes to add a teaspoon of spirulina and also a sprinkling of dried seaweed just before serving for an extra nutritional boost.
The recipe for this soup is as follows:
- 1 medium white onion
- 500g brussels sprouts
- 120g tenderstem broccoli
- 2 sticks celery
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 red chilli (optional)
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- salt/pepper (to taste)
- 100ml almond milk (optional)
- 1 cup nutritional yeast
We put all ingredients into our soup maker for 21 minutes (smooth setting). If you do not have a soup maker, then you can put all the ingredients into a pan, cook until all vegetables are tender, then blitz with a hand blender. We like to add plenty of ground chilli flakes and black pepper to serve.