Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites when it comes to guilt free meals. Its versatile, its sweet (no kidding lol), its a healthy food choice that wont leave you starving after 15 minutes and it wont break the bank.

I have never been a soup kinda gal but, I was recently browsing through cook books in search of some food inspiration and there it was. The most beautiful photo showcasing a bowl of creamy sweet potato soup. I literally went straight to my kitchen to pull out the ingredients and thought about a few ways I could add my own twist to the already awesome recipe.

To give the nutritional content a boost, I was so excited to try adding a few super foods. I opted for turmeric, baobab powder and maca root powder, and it was the GOAT! (Greatest of all time)

 

Here is the full ingredient list:

  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • ¼ red pepper
  • ½ cup of chopped parsley
  • ½ cup of vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic and ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of maca root powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of baobab powder
  • 5% sour cream (For a dairy free version use coconut cream)

Directions:

  • Boil the sweet potatoes and carrots until they are soft.
  • Chop the onion, red pepper and parsley and put them in the blender while you wait for the sweet potatoes and carrots to boil.
  • Once they are soft, put them in the blender with all items except the seasoning and spices, you will add those later. Blend mixture until smooth.
  • Once you are happy with the consistency, go ahead and pour that mixture into an empty pot on low heat.
  • Add the seasonings and spices. (TIP: Add them in gradually and do a taste test. Add more if required)
  • Lastly, add a cream of your choice. I used 5% sour cream.
  • I added another teaspoon of sour cream to my bowl and gave it a little swirl (because it looks pretty) then I sprinkled some grated cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

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