One of my favorite soups growing up was my mother’s broccoli/cheese soup.
Since broccoli is higher in net carbs, I try to eat less of it than I’d like. I LOVE broccoli. And since you’re not supposed to eat cheese on IP… Well, I came up with a…wouldn’t call it a close second, because it really tastes nothing like my mother’s broccoli/cheese soup…but it’s got the same texture, and I really enjoy it.
I’ve made it a few times now with a few different ingredients, but this one’s the simplest, and to me, the tastiest.
1 head cauliflower
1 large onion
2 cups raw spinach (the more you add, the greener the soup)
1 quart beef broth
Chop up the onion and cauliflower and cook it till very very soft in the broth. Seasoned only with a little garlic powder and black pepper. Add in the spinach and when it’s done, pull from the stove. Either using a blender or an immersion blender, blend until smooth and creamy.
I top mine with about 1 tsp feta for just a little zip. I put cheddar on my daughter’s and she thought it was “the best!”
Without the cheese for a 2 cup serving: 56 calories; 4 protein; 1 fat; 11 carb; 3 fiber (8 net carbs)