Cleansing Green Soup


This is the best soup, I absolutely love it – it’s just so soothing. It really feels so nurturing and healing too, you can feel with each sip that you’re doing wonders for your body! The mix of spinach, broccoli, cannellini beans, garlic, spices and coriander is pretty magical: it’s bursting with vitamins, minerals, fibre and plant protein so it really will make you feel awesome. I love making big batches of this so that I always have some in the freezer for those days that I need an extra boost, you can also take it in a jar to work with you so that you can enjoy it for lunch. It’s great served with some superfood bread, some sliced avocado or some brown rice or a bit of all three!

soup2blogServes Three:

– 600ml of water

– 1 head of broccoli

– 1 bag of spinach (200g)

– 1 tin of cannellini beans

– a handful of coriander

– 4 cloves of garlic

– 2 teaspoons of cumin

– 2 lemons

– salt and pepper


Chop the broccoli into small pieces

Crush the garlic and place it in a frying pan with the cumin, salt, pepper and olive oil. Let this heat until it’s bubbling, at this point add the broccoli

Let the broccoli cook until it’s tender, then stir in the spinach and let that wilt

Place the (drained/rinsed) beans, lemon juice, coriander and salt into a blender with the water, the broccoli and the spinach. Blend until smooth, then heat and serve.



  • ellawoodward

    Hi Lorena, I love using coconut oil in my cooking as it has a high smoke point. I also use olive oil occasionally as I love the taste! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Giulia, yes you can use butter beans instead! Have a lovely day! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Anna, 1 tin of beans is generally 400g in weight, not drained! X

  • ellawoodward

    The olive oil will stop it from burning! Hope you love it! X

  • ellawoodward

    Yes you could add more beans or more broccoli to thicken it up! So glad you enjoyed it! X

  • ellawoodward

    HI Lois, yes that’s correct, the olive oil should prevent it from burning! Hope you love it! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Sian, yes I think it could be quite refreshing when it’s cold! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Lauren, this is so great to hear! I am so glad you feel so great, keep it up! Have a lovely day! X

  • Katherine Davis

    Hi Ella, I don’t have cannellini beans on hand, can I sub lentils or garbanzo beans? Thoughts

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Katherine, yes they should work well! Have a lovely day! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Samantha, I would keep it for about 3 days in the fridge. You can freeze it too! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Elena, I haven’t found it too difficult as I find that many places are now very aware of health and are providing many more healthy options in shops and restaurants. There is a travel section on my blog which you might find interesting. For me it’s all about doing some research beforehand and being very well prepared! Have a lovely day! X

  • ellawoodward

    Just a little bit of olive oil, about a tablespoon! Hope you love it! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Isabel, thanks so much! Yes it’s a 400g tin (this is the weight before it has been drained!) Hope you love it! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Layla, thanks so much, keep an eye out for the answers in the videos! X