Weight Watchers-Friendly Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 head broccoli, chopped (about 4 cups)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours or overnight
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Add the diced potatoes and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Once the potatoes are tender, add the chopped broccoli to the pot. Continue to simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the broccoli is cooked through but still vibrant green.
While the soup is simmering, drain and rinse the soaked cashews. In a blender, combine the soaked cashews, unsweetened almond milk, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Once the broccoli is cooked, remove the soup from heat. Using an immersion blender or transferring the soup to a regular blender in batches, blend until smooth and creamy.
Return the blended soup to the pot over low heat. Stir in the cashew cream mixture until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat the soup through for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve hot, garnished with additional nutritional yeast or fresh herbs if desired.
Nutrition Information (per serving, serves 4):

Calories: 320 kcal
Total Fat: 19g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Sodium: 850mg
Total Carbohydrates: 30g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 10g

Weight Watchers Points per serving: 8 points
Weight Watchers-Friendly Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup

Indulge in the comforting embrace of a warm bowl of Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup, meticulously crafted to align with your Weight Watchers journey. This sumptuous blend of hearty potatoes, vibrant broccoli, and creamy cashew cheese offers a delightful fusion of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds while keeping your wellness goals in check.


Olive Oil: Begin by heating a dollop of olive oil in a generously-sized pot over a medium flame.
Aromatics: Add a medley of diced onions and minced garlic, allowing them to sizzle and release their savory essence, infusing the base of the soup with layers of flavor.
Potatoes: Introduce peeled and diced potatoes into the pot, along with a nourishing broth of your choice. As the gentle heat envelops them, watch as the potatoes tenderize, contributing their creamy texture to the velvety soup.
Broccoli Bounty: Embrace the verdant glory of fresh broccoli, chopped and cascading into the simmering cauldron. Let it mingle with the other ingredients, imparting its vibrant hue and essential nutrients.
Cashew Cream: Meanwhile, prepare a luscious cashew cream by blending soaked cashews, unsweetened almond milk, nutritional yeast, and a hint of lemon juice until luxuriously smooth. This dairy-free alternative adds a decadent richness to the soup, elevating it to gourmet heights.
Harmonious Fusion: As the broccoli reaches its peak tenderness, remove the pot from the heat and blend the contents until they meld into a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures. Return the creamy concoction to the stove, allowing it to gently bubble as it absorbs the essence of the ingredients.
Seasoning Savvy: Season the soup with a judicious sprinkling of salt and pepper, ensuring that each spoonful is perfectly balanced and seasoned to perfection.
Culinary Symphony: Let the soup simmer for a few final minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and evolve into a culinary masterpiece.
Serving Splendor: Ladle the piping hot soup into bowls, garnishing with a flourish of nutritional yeast or fresh herbs for a visually appealing presentation.
Savoring Serenity: With each spoonful, relish in the nourishing warmth and comforting embrace of this delectable Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup, knowing that it aligns seamlessly with your Weight Watchers goals.
Nutritional Insights:
Delve into the nutritional bounty of this wholesome soup, brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and plant-based goodness. With each serving boasting a mere 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, you can indulge guilt-free while nourishing your body with its nutrient-rich ingredients.

Embrace the culinary journey of crafting this tantalizing soup, and let its exquisite flavors transport you to a realm of culinary delight and wellness harmony.