Dinner, Lunch, Snack

Quick and Easy Broccoli Soup

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This soup is easy to make and very low in calories or points. I use a hand blender as then I don’t have to do so much washing up. Notice that I have not given the measurement for the water. The reason is that I am making it easy so that the soup is not too hot for blending.

Quick Info:

Serves:        4-6
Difficulty:   easy
Cost:            £
Time:           30 minutes including wait time

Smart points:    

Per recipe:  2



I head     Broccoli – chopped, including the stalk (separate)
1 onion    About 150g, chopped
2 cloves   Garlic – chopped (optional)
1                Stock cube
Hot water
Salt and pepper
Calorie control spray

Herbs: (you can make into a bouquet garni or just leave it as it is.)

2                       Bay leaves
A few sprigs  Thyme
1 sprig             Rosemary
And other herbs of your choice.



0 fat yogurt 


  1. Spray a cooking pot with calorie control spray. Put over medium heat and add in the chopped onion and garlic. Toss until the onion is soft.
  2. Add in the chopped broccoli stem and stir fry for about 2 minutes. Then add in the rest of the broccoli.
  3. Add in some hot water, just barely covering the vegetables. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes uncovered. Turn the vegetable around at least once. Then turn off the flame.
  4. Let the soup cool for about 15 to 20 minutes while you go about with your other chores.
  5. Before you blend, add some cold water to the pot so that you can blend easily. This way, you will avoid getting scalded by the hot soup.
  6. After blending, pour the soup into the pot and add in the herbs, the stock cube. Adjust the amount of water you wish to add in.
  7. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer gently for about 5 minutes making sure that the colour remains green.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.


To serve:

Remove the herbs and ladle into individual bowls. Garnish with croutons and yogurt or fresh cream if you wish.

Blended soup in the pot.
Blended soup in the pot.


Broccoli soup served with home made croutons and zero fat natural yogurt.
Broccoli soup served with home made croutons and zero fat natural yogurt.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

If you prefer broccoli and cheese soup, just add in 1 triangle of laughing cow cheese to the soup for an extra 1 smart point.


So this easy and ‘safe’ soup is ready within 30 minutes.


Please let me know how you find the soup. If you have some healthy food ideas, I would love to hear from you.


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