Healthy Bomb – Carrot Coconut Soup Rich In Vitamins

This soup is an excellent source of vitamin A as it contains carrots, ginger and coconut and is made of whole food ingredients unlike those canned soups that are made out of soy proteins, modified food starch as well as additives such as monosodium glutamate. You are only 30 minutes away from optimal health.

Benefits:

  • Carrots – they are high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin K1, and calcium. Carrots protect against stroke, heart disease, and helps in building strong bones.
  • Ginger – it has anti-inflammatory properties and is able to relieve pain. Moreover, it has antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, and antiviral properties.
  • Sweet potatoes – they are high beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, and helps in lowering the risks of heart disease and cancer.
  • Bone broth – it contains vital nutrients which promote body healing and it also helps healing the lining of the gut.
  • Coconut milk – it has antioxidants, vitamins C, B, and E, potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. It contains fat known as lauric acid which is converted in the body into monolaurin, a monoglyceride which destroys the lipid-coated viruses like measles, herpes, influenza, and protozoa.
  • Turmeric – it has curcumin, a polyphenol that shows over 150 potentially therapeutic activities. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antioxidant properties.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp + 3 cups of bone broth;
  • 1 cup of sweet potatoes;
  • 2 tbsp. of sliced ginger;
  • 2 cups of sliced carrots;
  • 4 medium cloves of garlic;
  • 5 ounces of coconut milk;
  • 1 tsp. of turmeric or curry powder;
  • 1 large onion;
  • White pepper and salt for taste.

How to prepare it: Chop the onion and let it stay for 5 minutes to bring the health benefits, then heat 1 tbsp. of broth in a pot putting the onion in it on a medium heat for 5 minutes with often stirring. Add the ginger and the garlic and sauté for one more minute. Add the turmeric powder, the broth, carrots, and the sweet potato, and then simmer by using high heat for 15 minutes or until the vegetables tender before you add the coconut milk. After that blend in batches, but make sure the blender is not more than half full and then add the salt and pepper for taste. Return the mixture in a soup pot and reheat.

Source: http://naturalmedicinehouse.com/?p=1077