This is a healthy and simple soup I whipped up for the Vitamix®. Can easily be made vegetarian or vegan by substituting vegetable broth and/or non-dairy milk. You can reserve some of the microwaved broccoli and potatoes and add them after blending if you like more substance to your soup. Enjoy!
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; saute onion until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes.
Spread potatoes and broccoli onto a microwave-safe plate. Cook in microwave until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
Place onion, potatoes, broccoli, milk, chicken broth, pepper, salt, ginger, and thyme in the Vitamix® or blender. Start on variable 1, slowly increase to variable 10, and end on high for 4 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Per Serving: 162 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 6.1mg; sodium 351.6mg.