This broccoli and zucchini soup with B12 is a must-try. It is delicious, creamy, silky, and full of wonderful flavors. It is excellent comfort for our body when it needs nutrient-rich foods right after the holidays or when you are feeling under the weather.

Broccoli and zucchini soup with almonds, olive oil and lemon juice

About this vegan vegetable soup

This vegan soup is made with broccoli and zucchini, vegetables full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s satisfying, super nutritious, and easy to make. And it also has a secret and magical ingredient for extra nutrition: nutritional yeast.

I like to finish my soups with crunchy elements, a splash of brightness, and a drizzle of oil. Most of the time, I use olive oil to chop nuts, almonds (affiliate link), or seeds for the crunchy bite. And for that unique pop of brightness, a squeeze of lemon or a dash of vinegar.

raw BROCCOLI AND ZUCCHINI in a black bowl

Why add vitamin B12 to a soup?

I love how I feel following a vegan diet. My body feels strong, full of energy, and everything works as it should. But there are a million opinions about whether a diet free of animal products is correct or not, and whether you are getting all the nutrients you need.

Well, I’m not a doctor or anything like that, but I love reading and researching nutrition. I can honestly say that yes, as vegans, we do need to supplement with vitamin B12 but, this is also the case for many people that don’t follow a vegan diet. As a general population, we face a vitamin B12 deficiency, an essential nutrient, so this soup is excellent for everyone: vegetarians, vegans, and non-vegans.

Broccoli and sliced zucchini in a pot

Good sources of vitamin b12 for vegans

This broccoli and zucchini soup with vitamin B12 is made with nutritional yeast, which can be used in many other recipes and adds a cheesy flavor to the dishes. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. The soup will still taste amazing. Still, try to find it if you want an extra boost of nutrition.

Other sources of vitamin b12 suitable for vegans are Marmite and yeast spreads, fortified soy, oat, hemp, and almond milk. Some plant-based meats and cereals are also fortified foods. On the other hand, tempeh is an excellent source of B12, chlorella, nori seaweed, and sometimes it can be detected in cremini mushrooms.

You could also find some good vitamin b12 supplements or b12 injections. What I feel is super important is that you talk to your doctor about the dose you need; you and he are the only ones who can decide the daily value (micrograms) of your vitamin b12 intake.

BROCCOLI in a pot covered with salt and nutritional yeast

Ingredients for the broccoli soup with B12

  • Extra virgin olive oil or vegan butter
  • Chopped onion, roughly chopped
  • Zucchini, this is the perfect recipe to use all the zucchini ends when making zucchini noodles.
  • Broccoli. If you make broccoli salad or any other recipe that calls for broccoli florets, this is the perfect recipe to use the broccoli stems.
  • Water or vegetable broth.
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Salt

How to make the soup

To make this vegan soup, start by sauteeing the onion in the fat of choice, adding the vegetables and liquid, and cooking—season with nutritional yeast and salt. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

To finish the soup, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, and chopped almonds (affiliate link).

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BROCCOLI AND ZUCCHINI SOUP with chopped almonds and a drizzle of olive oil

The recipe for this BROCCOLI AND ZUCCHINI SOUP WITH VITAMIN B12 is unique and nutrient-dense. I always like to add a little EXTRA touch to my recipes, so I garnished this soup with toasted almonds (affiliate link) and lemon juice drops. Here is the recipe, and if you like it, please feel free to share it and the blog.

Here is a 52-second video of how to make the soup. Save this recipe for later on Pinterest. However, if you have any questions or comments, send me an email or a message on Instagram or Facebook.

Broccoli and Zucchini soup with vitamin B12

This broccoli and zucchini soup with B12 is a must-try. It is delicious, creamy, silky, and full of wonderful flavors. It is excellent comfort for our body when it needs nutrient-rich foods right after the holidays or when you are feeling under the weather.
5 de 3 votos
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
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Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Healthy plant based food
Servings 6 servings
Calories 137 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 or 5 zucchinis
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons nutricional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a pot add the oil and onion, cook until translucent.
  • Add the broccoli, zucchini, and salt. Cover until the veggies are soft so you can cut them with a knife or fork.
  • Add the nutricional yeast and blend in a blender or food processor.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve with a few drops of lemon and toasted almonds.



If you can’t find the nutritional yeast don’t fret. Add a little more water if you think the soup is too thick.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSodium: 458mgPotassium: 900mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 895IUVitamin C: 115.7mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 2.6mg
Keyword zucchini and brocoli soup


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5 stars
What a tasty combo, and so easy to make!


5 stars
Not only is nutritional yeast good for you, it adds so much flavor!! Beautiful soup!

Vanessa Mota

5 stars
Tasty vitamins! Super good idea.