Spicy Carrot Soup

Oh how I love a good carrot!

And oh how I looooove turning root veggies (such as carrots) into soup!

This deliciously spiced carrot soup is perfect for keeping you warm on these cold winter nights. This soup is so simple and yet so hearty, with a kick of heat to warm the soul.

The spices work to give your metabolism a boost while also providing the body with a ton of immune boosting antioxidants to keep you feeling healthy and awesome during our long wait for spring or those cool fall winter nights. Soups are super easy to digest, so give your body a break and allow it to detox. Add in turmeric and you have a kick butt strategy to manage your inflammation!

This soup is also an awesome way to use up those few forgotten carrots sitting in the bottom of your fridge, they need love too! 🙂

Ingredients for Spicy Carrot Soup:

3-4 carrots, peeled and cut into cubes

1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes

1 small onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

A pinch of cayenne pepper

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 inch ginger piece, peeled and minced

5-6 mint leaves, plus extra for garnishing

1⁄2 small bunch parsley

1 tsp black sesame

1⁄2 tsp sea salt

1 & 1/2 cups purified water

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan add the carrot and sweet potato cubes, onion, garlic, ginger and a tablespoon purified water, and cook for five minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the rest of the water, bring to boil, then remove from the heat and transfer into the blender.

Process to obtain a creamy liquid, then add the spices, parsley, mint and olive oil, and process again to incorporate.

Distribute into serving bowls, garnish with black sesame seeds and mint leaves and serve warm.

If you like this soup then I know you’ll also love this apple butternut squash soup too! Both of these soups pair perfectly with my delicious coconut flat bread!

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