Searching for a way to strengthen your immune system using the limited ingredients in your kitchen? Elevate your culinary experience with this simple yet utterly satisfying recipe for creamy carrot ginger soup. Crafted with vegans and gluten-free individuals in mind, it ensures a wide range of dietary needs are met. Complemented by a side of delightful sourdough bread, this meal is a harmonious combination that can be prepared and relished in just 10 minutes!
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups chopped carrots – rich in vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.
- 1/2 cup chopped white onion
- A garlic clove, mince
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more/less to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Sauté the carrots and onions until just soft. This will provide the soup with lots of aromatics without adding in extra fat or salt.
- Add the sautéed carrots to a blender with vegetable broth, fresh ginger, turmeric, orange juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Blend until creamy and enjoy!
Adding a Twist to Your Soup
Although the aforementioned recipe provides an excellent foundation, feel free to unleash your creativity and put your own spin on it. For example, consider incorporating a teaspoon of coriander seeds into the sautéed carrots and onions to introduce an earthy taste, as recommended in a recipe by BBC Good Food. Alternatively, you can enhance the soup’s creaminess by drizzling a swirl of coconut milk on top, as suggested in a recipe by Love and Lemons.
Discover the delectable nature of this soup while embracing its nutritional potency. Carrots, known for their richness in immune-boosting vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants, take centre stage. Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties and digestive benefits, complements the flavours harmoniously. Moreover, the inclusion of turmeric bestows an antioxidant surge and wields robust anti-inflammatory effects.
At Perfect Balance Clinic, we are closely monitoring the developments relating to the spread of coronavirus and noting updates given by the World Health Organisation and other public bodies.
If concerns about the virus have you seeking ways to enhance your well-being, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. Our team of qualified Nutritionists is ready to provide guidance and reassurance on optimising your immune health. Contact us now and take proactive steps towards a healthier tomorrow!
Remember, a healthy diet is one of the key ways to keep your immune system strong. So why not start with this simple and nutritious carrot and ginger soup? It’s a delicious way to nourish your body and keep your immune system in top shape. Enjoy!
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