How to Make Creamy Anti-Cancer Broccoli Soup

The Americans, especially children in nowadays are oriented to eat processed junk and fast foods, so the whole foods, particularly green leafy vegetables are simply turned away.

It is very interesting that they find the natural taste of these greens even disgusting, forgetting that the vegetables are among the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet.

As children tend to avoid vegetables, many parents are resorting to different tricks and “hide” vegetables in their children’s meals. For instance, here’s a healthy soup recipe that will do exactly what are parents trying to do exactly.

This is a unique recipe that combines two very potent superfoods: broccoli and avocado.

Ingredients

–           1 head of broccoli (steamed and cut into smaller pieces)

–           2 to 3 Hass avocados

–           4 ½ cups chicken broth

–           Salt and pepper to taste

–           1 cup of shredded raw cheddar

Direction:

1)         Steam broccoli for 4 to 5 minutes, and after they cool, cut them up.

2)         Combine broccoli, avocados, chicken broth and blend them to desired consistency.

3)         The mixture is cooked over medium heat until it is thoroughly warmed,

4)         Adding cheese, stir well.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

The benefits of broccoli

  1. a) Nutritional values

–           It has twice the vitamin C of an orange,

–           Has almost as much calcium as whole milk

–           Has the modest amounts of vitamins A and E, as well as selenium,

  1. b) Healing properties

–           Helps in slowing down osteoarthritis,

–           Promotes normal blood pressure levels, immunity and kidney function,

–           Supports heart health.

  1. c) Tips

–           When you buy broccoli, choose those with tight green florets, heavy for their size and firm and moist-looking stalks

–           Avoid broccoli that has dried out stems or yellowing florets.

–           Stored fresh broccoli can stay in good condition in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

The benefits of avocado

  1. a) Nutritional profile

–           Has abundance of healthy fats,

–           Has vitamin E and B vitamins,

–           Contains potassium, and folic acid.

  1. b) Healing properties

–           Helps fighting cancer

–           Acts as a greatest antioxidant

  1. c) Tip: use homemade chicken broth instead of canned chicken stock.

Sources:

http://foodfacts.mercola.com/broccoli.html

http://foodfacts.mercola.com/avocado.html

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/09/broccoli-benefits.aspx

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