One thing I love about winter is soup. It's easy, it's tasty, and it warms me from the inside out. I'm also a busy person and I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen every day. My recipes are simple and straightforward, with minimal ingredients - so there's no need to be intimidated.
Health benefits of this carrot and sweet potato soup recipe:
Carrots and sweet potatoes are two foods rich in beta carotene, which our bodies convert into vitamin A. We need Vitamin A to support our vision, immunity, cell differentiation, and in order to aid in the absorption of calcium to promote growth and strong bones.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, so pairing these orange veggies with a healthy fat like coconut cream serves as an added benefit.
What else? Anti-inflammatory spices like cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne and garlic powder can help you fight off the winter cold by supporting your immune system (which, as a bonus, is also linked to a healthier gut).
Adding a green garnish on top like kale, spinach or parsley is an iron-rich choice that's essential for healthy red blood cells. These cells stimulate the flow of oxygen throughout our bodies.
So if you want to battle again the fatigue and common cold this winter brings, this orange soup can easily be your weapon of choice.
How to make carrot and sweet potato soup:
Time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients (preferably all organic):
1 big carrot
1 sweet potato
1 white potato
A handful of your favorite green: kale, parsley or spinach
1 cup coconut cream (canned or box)
2 cups of filtered water
A pinch of the following spices: pink Himalayan salt, garlic powder, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne.
Peel and cut the carrot, sweet potato, and regular potato.
Steam these veggies until soft.
Throw the veggies in a blender with water, coconut cream, and spices. The blender should heat the ingredients, if not you can use a handheld blender and do all of this right on your stove in the pot.
Serve in a bowl garnished with your favorite greens.
That's all! Please let me know how this turned out for you and what other kinds plant-based recipes you're interested in receiving information about.
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