Cashew & corn soup with broccoli almond purée

Cashew & corn soup with broccoli almond purée

Cashew & corn soup with broccoli almond purée, made with unrefined, wholesome ingredients to boost energy levels, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels

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Serves: 6-8

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 onions

4 large garlic cloves

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

170g cashews

500g sweetcorn

2l vegetable stock

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

As odd as it might sound to have nut-based soup, it is delicious, creamy and totally refuelling. Plus, I love it that it also includes some all-important greens in the form of the broccoli puree. Making a big batch of it is enough to refuel me at lunchtime and fill up all four kids in the evening

  1. For the purée, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and blanch the broccoli for 2-3 minutes. Strain the water from the broccoli and run cool water over the florets. Put the blanched broccoli, almond milk and olive oil in a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth. Add more almond milk as needed. Put to one side.
  2. Heat a large soup pot over a medium heat and melt the coconut oil. Add the onions and garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Add the turmeric, paprika and cumin, stirring well to coat the onion and garlic. Add the soaked cashews, sweetcorn and vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Use a hand-held blender (or a blender or food processor) to blend the soup until it is smooth, then season to taste. Pour into bowls and garnish with the broccoli almond purée.

Yoga and nutrition teacher Julie Montagu is on a mission to prove that absolutely anyone can revolutionise their diet to take a giant leap towards long-lasting health. Known as the Flexi Foodie, Julie's workable approach to incorporating nutrient-rich superfoods into manageable meals has led her to produce her first cookery book Superfoods which showcases nourishing dishes made with unrefined, wholesome ingredients to boost energy levels, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels.

Superfoods by Julie Montagu is published by Quadrille and is available, for £18.99 hardback. To find out more about Julie, visit www.juliemontagu.com

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Photographs: Yuki Sugiura
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