Creamy Greens Soup: A Great Source of Calcium

Hormone Reset Diet |Calcium| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

The dairy industry would have us believe that milk is an indispensable source of calcium in our diet as calcium is necessary for healthy bones.

What the milk advertisements don’t tell us is that there are many other sources of calcium besides dairy products, and that the mineral is only one of the building blocks essential for bone health. Vitamins D and K are also crucial ingredients for bone metabolism. Unlike dairy, the vegetables in this creamy greens soup provide calcium and the vitamins needed to balance and facilitate the body’s ability to use calcium.

Not to mention it tastes as rich and creamy as a dairy-based soup. 

You can find more delicious recipes in my book THE HORMONE RESET DIET

Makes 6 to 8 servings

2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
6 asparagus spears, chopped
2 large shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 cup arugula
1 cup broccoli rabe florets
½ cup watercress leaves
3 cups organic vegetable or free- range chicken broth
¾ cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat coconut oil in the bottom of a large soup pot over medium
  2. Add cauliflower, asparagus, shallots, and garlic and cook until
    cauliflower is tender and shallots are translucent.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Stir in arugula, broccoli rabe, and watercress. Keep stirring over
    low heat until leaves have brightened.
  5. Add broth.
  6. Working in batches, transfer soup to a blender, and puree until
  7. Return to pot over low heat.
  8. Stir in coconut milk, lemon juice, rosemary, and salt and pepper.

Adapted from Mark Hyman’s Green Goddess Broccoli and Arugula Soup.
Mark Hyman, The Blood Sugar Solution 10- Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s
Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast (New York: Little Brown and
Company, 2014), pp. 276–77.