This soup is very easy to make, full of healthy nutrients, tastes great and it is dairy free. If you avoid dairy than this is a great recipe for you to try. But consider giving it a shot even if you include dairy in your diet. Intentionally including new foods can lead to surprisingly great meals but also provide variety to the nutrients we consume.
This recipe gets it’s creaminess from pureed raw cashew nuts and beans. Cashews are a good source of magnesium, zinc, healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) and are an excellent source of copper.
Copper is a key mineral in many different body systems. It is necessary for building strong tissue, maintaining blood volume, and producing energy in your cells. And copper helps to prevent anemia by incorporating iron into red blood cells.
Broccoli, beans and shiitake mushrooms serve up a healthy boost of nutrients including Vitamin C, folate, fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, protein, anti-inflammatory antioxidants and phytonutrients.
A pricy Vitamix Blender or similar would be nice for this soup and I am certain that it would guarantee absolute creaminess… but I blended the “Cream” with my $26.00 Hamilton Beach blender and it worked just fine. I did use a stick blender once the soup was cooked to provide the creamy version of the soup. It is super tasty and it even passed the husband taste test…no small feat in my house.
Hope you enjoy!
Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroom Soup — Dairy Fre