Spinach Broccoli soup

By Nmami Agarwal     22-May 2018

Spinach Broccoli soup

The Indian market is flooded with different variants of oil encompassing their own health benefits. Apart from having numerous benefits for our skin and hair, coconut oil is one of the most readily digestible oil along with its ability to lower bad fat levels (LDL) in our body. You would have had soups the olive oil way. How about giving spinach broccoli soup a makeover, with a dash of coconut oil along with its numerous health benefits.

Serving size: 1

Energy: 120-130 kcal


  • Spinach : 50g
  • Broccoli: 50g
  • Virgin coconut oil: 1 tbsp
  • Onion:20g
  • Garlic: 3 cloves
  • Pepper: To taste
  • Salt: To taste


  • Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a large heavy pot over medium flame.
  • Add onion, garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion and garlic are very soft, 10-15 minutes.
  • Blanch spinach in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green and just wilted.
  • Puree soup base and spinach in a blender until very smooth.
  • Pour soup back into pot, and thin with broth if needed. Cook on a low flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Over to you:

Soups are known to be appetizers with loaded vitamins and minerals.However, make sure you blanch the spinach before blending so that this soup retains a vibrant green color along with its nutrients intact.


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Beets have a lovely colour, taste and texture. But beets aren’t supposed to be smoked like eggplant. You need to boil them up before smoking, else they’re going to take forever in preparation. Here is our quick and easy guide for best smoked beets recipe

Nutritional Benefits

Beetroot provides you with fibre, iron, potassium, folate and Vitamin C which is good for skin and further act as an antioxidant. It can improve exercise performance, lower blood pressure and serve as a low calorie food. It can also improve digestion and help in weight management. Thyme is a Mediterranean herb and has been traditionally used to cure diarrhoea, stomach ache and sore throat.


2 small beets

Few sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt- as per taste

Calorie = 112 kcal
Protein = 2.8 grams
Carbohydrates = 14.8 grams
Fat = 4.7 grams
Recommended for- High Blood Pressure and Digestion
Course- Evening Snack


Cut beets into thin slices

Put them in a saucepan, with some water. Boil until tender

Next, light your charcoal or barbecue fire

Take a large piece of foil and lay the beets in them. Brush a little olive oil and top with thyme and lemon zest.

Fold the foil and twist the ends together. Punch small holes in the foil with the help of a knife or fork.

Leave it to cook for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooked, allow it to cool and then discard the charred skin.

Toss with salt and pepper, and serve.

Over to you

Beetroot is a wonder vegetable with goodness of many nutrients. Smokey beets give the dish a distinctive taste along with the flavourful thyme herb. Do try it out!
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