April 14th, 2019
I’ve ✈️ ~10k miles in the last month and and guess what I have to show for it…. the #flu!!
I’m finally back in my own kitchen so I did some research and came up with an #immunityboosting, #power punching, #soup to get me back up and running! #Carrot, #ginger, #turmeric and #coconutmilk soup to the rescue!
Ps. I’m going to be on of these flyers… ????!!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium leek sliced
- 1 small sweet potato, diced
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 quart vegetable broth
- 1 (14 ounce) can of full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 1in piece of ginger peeled and grated
- 3 1in pieces of fresh turmeric peeled and grated
- Juice of one lime
- 1 tbsp of Thai red curry powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- (Optional) 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey) or to taste if bitter
- Garnish: pumpkin seeds, goat cheese
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 6 quart or larger Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the leek, sweet potato, and carrots. Saute for 4 minutes
- Add the garlic, turmeric, ginger and vegetable broth. Cover and simmer until vegetables have softened – around 15 mins
- Use an immersion blender* to puree the soup
- Add the coconut milk, curry, salt & pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If too bitter, add a tbsp of maple syrup or honey.
- Serve topped with pumpkin seeds & goat cheese
Here is some helpful info that I found on mindbodygreen.com
Carrots contain loads of beta-carotene, a powerful phytonutrient that serves to boost your immune system’s production of infection-fighting cells.
Ginger reduces fevers, soothes sore throats, and encourages coughing to remove mucus from the chest. The chemicals shagaols and gingerols in ginger give it that spicy kick that stimulates blood circulation and opens your sinuses.
Improved circulation means that more oxygen is getting to your tissues to help remove toxins and viruses.
Turmeric contains very high numbers of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is antiviral, antifungal, and can help protect against cancer. Inflammation is the cause of many chronic diseases that cause health to deteriorate.