In a large pot, on medium heat, add the olive oil and vegan butter. When it melts add the minced onions, let it saute until lightly golden.
Add the garlic and the carrots and the bay leaf, lower the heat and saute for 5 minutes.
Add the flour, the salt pepper, and smoked paprika, stir for 3 minutes.
Add the veggie broth, the nutritional yeast, and the olive brine, the turmeric or food coloring, then add the broccoli florets, let it cook until the broccoli has softened up.
Add the plant-based milk and cream, turn off the heat, and serve it!