-3 cups of broccoli
-3 cups of cauliflower
-2 cups of chopped carrots
-1 cup of chopped celery
-2 cups (+1/4 cup) organic chicken broth
-1 smoked ham hock
-1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
-Salt & Pepper to taste
-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Step 1: Boil (or steam) the broccoli and cauliflower until you are able to easily mash it with a fork.
Step 2: Drain the majority of water from the pot, use either a blender or food
processor to blend the broccoli and cauliflower (use about 1/4 of the hot water from the pan to keep things moving.)
Step 3: Add all of the blended broccoli/cauliflower mix to your slow cooker, adjust the heat on your slow cooked depending on how long you want to cook it. If I am at home I will set it to high for 4 hours, if I am leaving it to cook while at work, I will set it on low for about 8 hours.
Step 4: Add in 2 cups of organic chicken broth & the olive oil, stir to mix.
the ham hock.
Step 6: Let the soup cook for 4-5 hours (on high) or 6-8 hours (on low.)
Step 8: Give the soup a good stir, and let the soup cook for another 10 minutes.