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.
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 , or seeds for the crunchy bite. And for that unique pop of brightness, a squeeze of lemon or a dash of vinegar.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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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 and lemon juice drops. Here is the recipe, and if you like it, please feel free to share it and the blog.
Broccoli and Zucchini soup with vitamin B12
- 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.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.