Quick Cream of Broccoli Soup
Serves 2. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Sattvic. Neutral effect on all doshas. Good in all seasons.
Bring to boil:
1 cup pure water
Wash and coarsely chop:
1 small head of broccoli, about 1 1⁄2–2 cups chopped
Wash and slice in rounds:
1 tablespoon leek greens (optional)
When the water is boiling, put the broccoli and leek greens in a stainless steel steamer in the pot and cover. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes at most, until the broccoli is bright green.
Grind together, dry, in the blender, until they are a fine powder:
2 tablespoons raw almonds or walnuts
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Pour in the steamed vegetables and their steaming water. Blend until smooth, adding more hot water if needed.
Freshly ground white pepper
This makes a very quick and satisfying lunch, served with warm chapattis or hot corn tortillas.
Amadea Morningstar is the author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, and The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy. For more information, visit www.AyurvedaPolarityYoga.com.