I’m a little sad our 3 day weekend is over, seems like I was just celebrating Friday night. And that the weather was mostly rainy, windy, and chilly all weekend. Where’s summer? But we had a productive and relaxing day at home and picked up the first half of the furniture for our new home office at Ikea. Now I’m patiently waiting for the room to get painted. That’s right, we’re having a contractor paint it since I’m horrible at wall painting. We decided to paint the office in our last house a bright, energizing red and that was a trying weekend! Lesson learned! I have skills with computers and in the kitchen, but not wall painting and I’m okay with that. :-) This was my first experience using Angie’s List to find a good contractor, but the one I picked is in demand apparently and we’ll be waiting a week or so. It’s not unreasonable to wait a little for quality work, but impatient me wants the new office ready ASAP. Oh well, just have to pass the time playing in the kitchen. :-)
Finding ways to enjoy raw broccoli is tough for me since it can be hard on my stomach, I usually end up lightly steaming it or pureeing it into soups and smoothies. My relaxing weekend at home gave me time to experiment with another raw broccoli soup that includes another one of my favorite ingredients, hemp seeds.
Raw Broccoli Hemp Soup
- 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/8 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 clove garlic (optional)
- pinch of cayenne powder
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth, creamy texture. Enjoy. Makes 1 large or 2 small servings.
I adore how fast and easy raw soups come together in a blender and how easy the clean up is after.
I love the color of the soup and pretty sure the walls in our new home office will be a similar color, it’s both vibrant and soothing for me.
I paired the soup with a huge organic artichoke I splurged on at Whole Foods, they were $2 each – but worth it!
And simply mixing apple cider vinegar and Vegenaise makes a wonderful dip for the artichoke leaves.
The soup has a mild broccoli flavor with a creamy, garlicy kick of a nacho dip. The pinch of cayenne adds a little heat and seems to amplify the curry flavor. For me this is another great way to enjoy raw broccoli because it’s not bloating and much easier on my stomach.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy broccoli?