Carrot Ginger Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 7 large Carrots:, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch sections
  • 1/4 cup Ginger Root: peeled and finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves: minced
  • Handful of Cashews: soaked for an hour
  • 7 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of Curry powder
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of White Pepper & Salt
  • Snipped fresh chive or green onion

Directions

Melt coconut oil is large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger and garlic and slowly saute for 15 minutes, until caramelized (stir constantly to prevent from burning and scrape bottom frequently). Add broth, wine, carrots and cashews. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered over medium heat until the carrots are very tender, about 45 minutes (test with fork). Puree the soup in a blender/processor with fitted blade – I used an “emulsifier” which is like a big stick with a spinning blade at the end. Season with lemon juice, curry powder (go easy), salt & white pepper. Garnish with chives, serve hot.

Carrots are without a doubt one of the best vegan snacks out there, paired with some garlic hummus (omgz). This carrots and ginger in this soup are a perfect weapon to battle sore throats and congestion. While we all know carrots to be a healthier grab than a handful of potato chips, how much do we really know about their nutritional properties? Carrots, for one, are probably the best vegetable you can consume for eye health, from all of its Vitamin A, they can give you those appealing white eyes.

Carrots also aid in the process of weight loss, not only providing us with low calorie munchies, but they have the power to regulate our blood sugar through its carotenoids, stumping hunger. Additionally, carrot juice is a diuretic, helping to eliminate excess fluids, reducing water retention and exposing muscles and collarbones, slimming the face.

This cleansing property aids in reducing blemishes, acne and scars and treating uneven skin tones due to pigmentations. They are effective in detoxifying the liver, thinning the blood so it can access all areas more efficiently and giving your skin a soft smooth glow. If you eat enough, it can actually give you a healthy vibrant tannish glow. They also have incredible amounts of Vitamin C, helping produce collagen, giving you skin elasticity, preventing wrinkles and looks of aging.

See all the Ginger Nutritional Benefits from my Lemon Ginger Mint Detox tea

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