RECIPE: Creamy Broccoli Soup (Vegan)

creamy broccoli soup This is so stinkin good and warms you up on a nice winter night. It also has great fiber to move things through your body efficiently. You'll definitely get some good energy from this soup! Enjoy!

Creamy Broccoli Soup (Vegan) Seen on Tasty Yummies serves 4

1 head organic broccoli (1 pound), cut into florets, stems thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced One 15-ounce can organic Great Northern beans, drained (Cannellini beans would work here as well) 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Steam broccoli florets and stems until tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve 1/2 cup florets for garnish.

Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add beans and broth and bring mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat and add broccoli; puree in batches in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish each bowl with broccoli florets, toasted pine nuts, and shaved raw Parmesan or raw cheddar cheese, if you wish.