Quick Broccoli Almond Soup

When you're a sleep-deprived parent, it's hard to find the time to eat well, but you really can't afford not to. Soups like this one are your saviour - it can be made in under 15 minutes, plus you can share it with your baby when she starts solids. 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil

1 small brown onion, diced

1 large garlic clove, diced

170 g broccoli florets, finely chopped

1 cob sweetcorn

1 1/4 cups salt-reduced chicken stock

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1 tablespoon almond butter (see tip)

Micro herbs, to serve (optional)

  • Serves 2-3

Method

Place the oil, onion and garlic into a saucepan. Saute on medium heat, covered, for 3 minutes or until softened.

Add the chopped broccoli, corn kernels and stock. Bring to the boil then simmer for 3 minutes. Add baby spinach and almond butter to the saucepan. Remove from heat.

Blend (using a hand-held stick blender or transferring soup to a heatproof blender) until smooth and creamy.

Set aside baby’s serve and mix with baby rice or baby porridge to thicken to desired consistency.

Season adult’s serve with salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with micro herbs (optional).

 

Tip: use pure, unsweetened almond butter made from 100 per cent nuts.