This time of year, I'm always trying to eat more healthfully and mindfully. While revisiting Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP this week, I decided to give one of the detox recipes a go. This broccoli and arugula soup caught my eye and seemed like the perfect choice for the season. It's easy to prep and make, and requires only a handful of ingredients.
Though I was skeptical that it would live up to my taste expectations, the puree is flavourful and warming. Its simple preparation really allows the vegetables to be the standouts, and if you're not a fan of these veggies, you can always substitute to get the flavour combination you want. Gwyneth suggests mixing it up with peas, zucchini, basil, carrots, or ginger. I love that you can customise the dish so easily. I'm really looking forward to changing up the recipe with seasonal produce and making it all year round. Keep reading for this healthy detox recipe.
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow onion, roughly diced
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 2/3 pound)
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon each coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup arugula (watercress would be good, too)