Ginger Lime Carrot Soup


Ginger Lime Carrot Soup

This soup (recipe from my newest book, Radiance 4 Life) is pure, vibrant, delicious health in a bowl! If it were any healthier, it might be illegal in certain states. In fact, let’s just keep this between you and me.

▪ One medium sweet potato, baked until soft (1 cup sweet potato flesh)
   ▪ 3 medium-large carrots, trimmed and chopped (1½ cups chopped carrots)
   ▪ 2 cups plus 1 additional cup nondairy milk (plain and unsweetened)
   ▪ 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
   ▪ 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
   ▪ 2 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
   ▪ 1¼ teaspoons sea salt
   ▪ ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground cayenne (½ teaspoon will make it very spicy)
   For serving: ¼ cup chopped cilantro


1. Bake the sweet potato if you haven’t already done so. Remove the skin and set aside.

2. In a medium pot, place the carrots in 2 cups of the nondairy milk. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the carrots are tender. This should take about 20 minutes.

3. Place the sweet potato in a blender along with the carrots and milk. Add the additional 1 cup of milk and all of the remaining ingredients (except the cilantro). Blend well, until very smooth. Serve immediately, topped with cilantro. Let the moaning begin!


Serves 4/GF/SF (if using soy-free milk)/Green (according to the guidelines in my books)

  Superstars: sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, garlic, lime, chili peppers (cayenne)

8 comments:

  1. Made this soup tonight, was soooo good n comforting! Didn't have cilantro on hand but was still good!

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  2. This is one of my faves!! So healthy & delicious. It's been my inspiration for a lentil & veggie curry.... substitute the soy milk for veggie stock, add a 1/2 cup of red lentils and serve over steamed rice with a cucumber raaita - yummmmm!
    Katie, South Australia

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  3. Is this a dumb question but is the soup to be served cold?

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  4. Not a dumb question at all!! Sorry it wasn't clear. : )

    I'd suggest serving the soup warm. Not hot necessarily, but nice and warm. If you make the recipe straight through, as is, that's how it should turn out. If you need to serve it later as leftovers, I'd just reheat it gently so as to preserve the fab nutrients!

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  5. I have tried carrot soup before and it was good, but definitely looking for another recipe. This one might be it – and love that the list of ingredients isn’t forever long.

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  6. Thanks so much for your great comments, Rachel! Hope you enjoy this soup. : )

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  7. Great Blog!! ginger is really good for health. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome.
    herbalhills

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  8. I substituted turnips for the sweet potato, and I used unsweetened rice milk. I also garnished with a dollop of Greek yogurt, in addition to the cilantro. Absolutely delicious.

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