Hello healthy food lovers! As a celebration of the release of my new book "Finally You: 12 Rules for Achieving Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Happiness" this month, I will be sharing a few taste bud tickling recipes from it here on the blog over the next few weeks. Today's recipe is for a filling and healthy Spicy Broccoli, Spinach and Avocado Soup that you are guaranteed to love. The great thing about this recipe is that it is easy to make and you can prepare a big batch to carry to work for lunch a few days to save yourself some time and money!
Spicy Broccoli, Spinach & Avocado Soup
1 tablespoon coconut or extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 cups Chicken broth
1 head broccoli, trimmed and chopped (6 cups)
3 cups baby spinach
1 avocado, chopped, plus more for garnish
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, covered, until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, stir in spinach, and let cool slightly.
Transfer soup to blend and puree with avocado. Adjust seasoning. Garnish with avocado and a drizzle of olive oil.