Immune Boosting Broccoli Soup


Prep time 10 minutes 

Cook time 20 minutes 

Total time 30 minutes


 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

 1 large leek, sliced (white and light green parts only)

 1 small onion, chopped

 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced

 1 large carrot, chopped

 1 celery stalk, chopped

 2 cups broccoli, chopped

 2 cups kale, chopped (leafy and tend stalks only)

 1 cup  baby spinach

 4 cups vegetable broth

 1-1/2 cups good quality water

 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

 2 tablespoons lemon juice (more if desired)

 Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add the leek, onion, garlic, carrot and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the broccoli, spinach and kale. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and blend with a stick blender or blend in batches in a stand blender.
  6. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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