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Broccoli spinach soup – Whole30

whole30 broccoli soup | insimoneskitchen.com

Have I told you that I like cooking? I mean seriously… 😉 And while most people look at me a little funny when I tell them I am doing a ‘whole30’ I love finding and creating new recipes that are whole30 approved. I’ve said it before and I’m gonna say it again; this lifestyle might not be such a great fit if you don’t like cooking. It could possibly mean you’re stuck eating eggs for the rest of your life. Not a good prospect I would think… But if you like cooking than eating this way is just another fun challenge.

Broccoli spinach soup whole30 approved | insimoneskitchen.com

And no I don’t come up with all of the recipes from scratch. I like to get inspired by others too and in this case the original recipe is from an ebook called ‘Levende Lunches’ (in Dutch) and I adapted it slightly since I had some leftover veggies in the fridge that needed to be eaten. And it’s a really great soup so perfect for a lunch or a (very) light dinner. Marjolein (who created the original recipe) likes to take the soup with her for lunch and keeps it in a thermos so it stays warm and can be eaten straight away. Great idea too as eating like this on the go can be a bit of a problem.

I’ve had situations where I forgot to bring food and was forced to survive on an apple as that was the only thing I could find while on the road… Not ideal so planning is important. I’m definitely going to be making this soup again as it’s delicious!

If you want to stay up to date about our Whole30 experience it is best to check out Scribbles and Notes as I keep a daily journal there.


Whole30 broccoli spinach soup | insimoneskitchen.com

Broccoli spinach soup


  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 medium broccoli, chopped
  • 2 sprigs of celery, cut in slices
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped roughly
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • large handful of chopped (fresh) spinach
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • some gardencress
  • 1 tsp of hennepseeds
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Take a big pot with a thick bottom and put the coconut oil in. As soon as the oil is hot enough add the onions and bake until translucent. Add the garlic and bake for a short while. Add the ground spices and bake until fragrant. Add the celery and broccoli, stir and add the vegetable stock.
  2. add the bayleaves.
  3. Bring to the boil and turn down the heat. Let it simmer until the broccoli is cooked (about 10-15 minutes) Add the spinach at the last minute.
  4. Once cooked, remove the bay leaves and puree the soup
  5. Serve with a bit of coconut milk, sprinkle with hennepseed and the gardencress

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  • Reply
    January 21, 2014 at 1:14 am

    does feel good and refreshed to eat this healthy once in a while… well for a few weeks at least! LOVE your photographs and the board. Where did you find that board?

    • Reply
      Simone van den Berg
      January 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

      Gorgeous board isn’t it? 🙂 it’s and old school table I found in a little store happened to pass by…:) Love at first sight!

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    felicia | Dish by Dish
    November 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Simone!! I found your blog by chance on Pinterest and I’m in love with your photography – also love the fact that you combine travels with food – both deep passions of mine!

    This broccoli soup is beautiful – as if the board! I love these rustic looking boards – i’ll have to look around for old school tables too!

    • Reply
      Simone van den Berg
      November 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      O thanks so much Felicia! And yes it is by far my favorite background too. I found it in a little secondhand store and to be honest it was just way too expensive but I could simply not resist… 😉

    • Reply
      felicia | Dish by Dish
      November 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Oh btw, I coudn’t find the recipe for this soup on the post… Is it me or is the recipe not up yet?

      • Reply
        Simone van den Berg
        November 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        O how silly of me.. I mistyped the code, but it’s fixed now so the recipe is back up! Thanks for letting me know!

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