Confession: I never had soup until I was 20 years old. Yes, you read that right, and I know what you’re thinking. “That’s impossible! What child never had any kind of soup?” Well, it’s true, and for no good reason really. My parents just never really cooked soup at home, and as I got into my teenage years, it became one of those “things” that I thought was kind of cool. I feel like every teenager has some weird thing that they like to brag about that isn’t really brag-worthy at all. Well, not eating soup was MY thing.
(Confession within a confession: during my AOL instant messenger years, my screenname was “embraceyersoup.” Boy, did I think I was so ironic and cool.)
Cut to 20 years of age, when I had the classic case of wanting to re-invent myself and had my first-ever soup. From that moment on, I was hooked. Now my mission in life is to make up for lost time and eat as much soup as humanly possible.
Since it’s officially soup season and officially broccoli season, I decided to share my favorite broccoli soup recipe with you guys. This soup is thick, creamy, and so delicious. It’s also super easy; don’t be discouraged by having to transfer it to a blender if you don’t have an immersion blender. It’s easier than it sounds!
You guys know how much I love all of New Barn’s products, so I used their Organic Unsweetened Almondmilk in this recipe. It’s the closest thing to homemade almondmilk, adding the perfect creamy texture, without all of the sugars and artificial flavors in other almondmilks.
In an ideal world I would make my own almondmilk, but a) almonds are expensive! and b) with the quantity of almondmilk that I use, I’d have to spend a LOT of hours making milk. I love this Unsweetened version for my smoothies and lattes, and I use it in any soup that needs a little creaminess. It’s perfect in corn chowders, lentil soup, squash soup, and any kind of curry soup, but especially delicious in this Broccoli and Quinoa soup. Enjoy!
Let me know if you try this recipe by taking a pic and tagging me on IG (@hashtagvegan). I can’t wait to see your creations!
For the animals,
P.S. A big thank you to New Barn for sponsoring this post! Recipe and opinions are 100% my own and I only work with companies whose products I genuinely use and love.