Monday, June 29, 2015

Creamy Broccoli with Garlic and Cilantro - Savory Smoothie or Soup

Smoothie or Soup? I guess it is your choice! I'm not a huge smoothie drinker so when I was asked to review 100 Best Juices, Smoothies, and Healthy Snacks by Emily Von Euw, I immediately flipped to her savory section where smoothies are soups and soups are smoothies! It's all in one. The Creamy Broccoli with Garlic and Cilantro is a very strong-flavored thick soup made of good stuff -- broccoli, cilantro, oranges, almonds, and miso paste. It's a bit bitey because of all of the cilantro, but I love cilantro and, therefore, loved this soup. I think it could have used some more water though as mine was really thick! Just keep adding water until it feels right. Drink or slurp!

Creamy Broccoli with Garlic and Cilantro

  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp miso paste
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups water, as needed
  • 1 avocado (optional)
Peel, wash, and chop everything as needed. Blend all the ingredients together, adding water as needed.