Broccoli + Parsley Soup

broccoli soup

This broccoli soup was introduced to me in an amazing cookbook I received as a gift called The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook by Kate O'Donnell. It's full of healthy and easy recipes that correspond to the seasons and to aligning your body to its natural rhythms. 

I was initially super attracted to idea of a broccoli soup, and the picture in the book, but when I read through the recipe, I became very much intrigued by one of the recommended ingredients - goat's milk. Whaaat? Goat's milk? Very interesting...

As someone who doesn't each much dairy, I wanted to investigate as to why Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga) was recommending this different ingredient for a winter dish. 

Well, apparently, goat's milk, as opposed to cow's milk, is much easier on the digestion and has a lightening + warming quality in the body once it's consumed. Pretty neat huh? So as your body digests, it actually helps to spread warmth and better align with the colder weather.

(***By the way, if you are a vegan and don't consume dairy of any kind, don't fret! Full-fat coconut milk makes a wonderful substitution here.)

So whether you're curious, weirded out, or extremely excited about this recipe, I promise you you'll be surprised by how good it tastes. It is warming, nourishing, and incredibly health-promoting. I will definitely be making this again soon!

This recipe makes about 4 servings


  • 4 cups diced broccoli florets + stems
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup goat's milk (or full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes (optional) 


  1. In a medium saucepan, boil broccoli in the veggie broth until tender - about 10-15 minutes. Of course, the smaller the dice of the broccoli, the faster the cooking time.
  2. Remove from heat and add parsley,  salt, and milk
  3. with an immersion blender or carefully pouring cup by cup in a regular blender, blend until smooth
  4. sprinkle each bowl with fresh pepper, and red pepper (if interested) and enjoy!