Aside from getting the flu shot and washing your hands regularly, these cruciferous vegetables may be your top defense against winter sickness. Broccoli is high in vitamin C, which is associated with enhanced immune function. 


  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • 700 gm broccoli
  • 50 gm ground almonds (toasted)
  • 250 ml skimmed milk
  • to taste salt
  • to taste freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the broccoli in to small florets and steam for about 6 to 8 minutes until tender.

  2. Place the steamed broccoli, veg. stock, 40 grams of almonds, skimmed milk in a blender and process until smooth.

  3. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Pour the mixture in a pan and heat gently, serve in bowls garnished with remaining toasted almond powder.

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