Sometimes inspiration strikes and cold weather has a funny way of inspiring soup. Wanting a creamy, but healthy soup I decided to roast up some sweet potatoes on hand and make soup that was both warm in temperature and in spice. This one has a kick to it!
Both the sweet potato skins and the spices in this recipe are loaded with iron, in addition to loads of nutrients. The sweet potato itself is brimming with beta carotene, the precursor our body makes vitamin A out of, for healthy skin and immune system. Sweet potatoes and onions are also a great source of potassium. As a whole this recipe is absolutely loaded with nutrients to have you feeling great inside and out.
Because the sweet potatoes take an hour to cook all the way through, this recipe is a good one for being able to prep and clean up the majority of it while they do that. You could also bake them the night before or earlier in the day.
6 Cups Water
6 Sweet Potatoes
2 TBS Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil, Divided
1 Onion, Chopped
1 TBS Garlic, Minced
½ Cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped
2 TBS Fresh Ginger Root, Thinly Sliced
1 15 oz. Can of Organic Coconut Milk
1 TBS Turmeric
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tsp. Curry Spice Blend, Sodium and Harmful Additive Free
1 TBS Paprika
1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 Tsp. Korean Pepper Flakes
½ Tsp. Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns
The spices used.
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