Carrot Ginger Soup
This soup was made on a whim at 1:30am. It was after I went to the movies last Friday and walked out in the FREEZING cold. I decided I needed something warm for the week since the weather had drastically changed so much.
I had a huge bag of carrots in the fridge that needed to go so I thought a carrot soup would be perfect, healthy, and delicious! I used organic carrots because it’s what I had, but regular would work too.
This soup is only 82 calories for 6 oz of soup! Major win 🙂
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb organic carrots, peeled
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 cup organic chicken stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger or 1 1/2 t fresh
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tablespoons of greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Makes 9 servings
Start by peeling and chopping your carrots and sweet potato. You only need to do chunks here because it will be pureed later.
In a soup pot, melt 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil. Sautee the onions until they become a bit transparent.
Add the water, chicken stock, and almond milk. Drop in your carrots and sweet potato and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 3 minutes, then turn to a simmer. Add the ground ginger. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Once everything has cooked, I placed it all in my Vitamix blender. You could also use an immersion blender, but it’ll take longer. Soups are SO easy in the Vitamix!
Blend until everything is combined. I added a good amount of pepper to give it some heat, and a sprinkle or two of salt.
For the drizzle I just combined greek yogurt and honey. It gives the soup a nice tangy sweetness. Perfect to balance out the pepper and ginger. To make it pretty just place in a sandwich bag, cut off the corner, and ta da! You have a piping bag.
I ate off this soup ALL WEEK LONG and I could continue to eat more of it. I just loved it! It’s so satisfying and makes a wonderful comfort food for those cold nights.
Macros (per 6 oz of soup): 82 calories, 2.5g fat, 13.9g carbs (3g fiber, 5.7g sugar), 1.5g protein
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,