Looking through my fridge I realized I had some steamed broccoli and a couple of cups of fresh baby spinach to use up. Since it was cold and rainy outside I thought a nice soup would warm us up nicely.
I usually make broccoli soup which uses, you guessed it, only broccoli. It's delicious and surprisingly filling, but I didn't have quite enough to make three servings. Adding spinach adds a lot of nutrients and a deep green color, but not a spinachy taste. It's a great veg to add to smoothies too, although it will alter the color.
2-3 cups broccoli
2-3 cups baby spinach
1 small apple
Cut broccoli into medium-sized florets. Steam for 5-7 minutes until just tender and vibrant green. Cut apple into small chunks, keeping the skin on. Place broccoli and apple into a medium pot and cover with baby spinach. Cover and steam for 5 minutes to wilt the spinach. Remove from heat and ladle contents into a blender. Whizz it up and add enough veg stock to make a thick soup consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
You can top with garlic-chile oil, croutons, or fresh cherry tomatoes, and goes great with a piece of garlic toast.