I love making blended soups and I always make sure that they are nutritionally packed. One way to ensure this is to include fresh vegetables and some healthy fat (I usually add cashews as my secret vegan weapon). The other way is to not cook the CRAP out of the veggies before blending them. There’s no need to overcook your veggies for soup if you have a decent blender. The more raw, the more enzymes and nutritional value your soup will have. And the taste will be even fresher and more intense. I also try to include a burst of herbs or anti-inflammatory spices/roots. In this case, I use a super dose of fresh ginger and turmeric for their flavor and anti-inflammatory effects. This soup tastes amazing and is Strong, Safe & Sexy approved. Not to mention it’s vegan and uses coconut milk for the base, so no nasty creams.
And ps – this is going to be SOOO much easier than it looks.
Here’s my Super Simple Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup Recipe:
1 pound carrots (i use baby carrots because I am too lazy to peel the big ones)
2-3 inches ginger root, peeled (don’t use the skin ever)
1/2 can coconut milk (about 7 ounces)
3 cups vegetable stock
Small handful of cashews
1 teaspoon turmeric (or curry powder works too)
1 teaspoon sea salt
Black pepper to taste
Water (depends on preferred thickness of soup)
- In a medium sauce pan, add all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Then bring heat down and let cook for about 5 minutes. Seriously, that’s it.
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. You can also use a hand blender, but you may need to cook the carrots a bit more until soft.
- Add some water if you like a thinner soup and keep blending until you have your desired consistency.
THAT’S IT! Voila – you are done and can serve a delicious and nutritious start to any meal. Or have a big bowl as a meal. This recipe is about 4-6 servings.
There’s plenty of more recipes in my Strong, Safe & Sexy 21 Day meal plans that are vegetarian, anti-inflammatory, and gluten-free. For more info on the 4 types of meal plans I offer, head on over here.