Carrot Sweet Potato Soup: Quick, Healthy and Delicious
by Joy McCarthy Nov 3rd 2010 7:00AM
Categories: Healthy Eating, Holistic Recipe
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I post many soup recipes this time of year, not just because they feel like a warm hug when you eat them, but because they are a fast, easy way to get good nutrition into your body.
I know many of you are busy bees and I want to provide you with as many recipes as possible to keep you and your family healthy and happy. If you tried my parsnip pear recipe with that delicious cornbread, then this will become another favourite I'm sure.
If this was a food blog, I would write a list of all the delicious reasons this smooth and satisfying soup ...view middle of the document...
* Lowers cholesterol and detoxifying: A great source of dietary fibre which has been proven time and time again to be an important part of a heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering diet. Fibre provides a scrub for your intestines, binds with bile to grab onto toxins and flushes them out of your gut.
Recipe after the jump.
This recipe was made with a smattering of what was in my fridge, so as you will see, there was more than just sweet potato and carrots. When making pureed soups, the only limitation is your creativity!
2 sweet potatoes, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 small parsnips, chopped
2 tsp turmeric
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-4 cups of vegetable stock or water.
1 cup almond milk
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Roast all the vegetables together in a baking dish or roasting pan for up to an hour at 350F or until fork tender. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes and then puree in a food processor or hand-held blender. Place into a large pot, add your liquids and spice, bring to a boil and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Makes about 5-6 nice sized bowls of delicious soup.
Joy McCarthy, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach of Joyous Health, loves to inspire others to eat well and live well. She is the co-creator of Eat Well Feel Well, a holistic nutrition and yoga program in Toronto. Joy welcomes your questions or comments.
Please note: All of these recipes are created in my joyous kitchen with the healthiest ingredients. I'm not a calorie counter or a professional chef, I'm a nutritionist, who loves to cook and bake and I'm delighted to share my creations with you.