A spoon sticking out of a green sauce in a pot
November 13, 2023
A spoon sticking out of a green sauce in a pot

Brain Healthy Ingredients: Cruciferous vegetables & dark leafy greens, Olive Oil, Onions

Serves: 2-4

This delicious soup doubles up on green leafy veggies for an extra dose of brain-boosting antioxidants.

Don’t skip the carrot—it adds a bit of sweetness to the soup.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 small bunch kale, leaves stripped off stalk
  • 1 cup nonfat or lowfat milk or plain yogurt


  • Heat olive oil in soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and cook 4-5 minutes, until fragrant and just starting to brown.
  • Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add broccoli and stock to pot and cook 7 minutes. Add kale and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and puree with a hand blender or in batches in a regular blender.
  • Stir in milk and reheat to a simmer (do not boil). Serve immediately with crusty bread.