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Oct 17

Basic Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup – “mother nature’s anti-aging soup”

Ingredients:

1kg carrots (about 8 large carrots), diced/grated
1x large sweet potato, cubed
2x tomato’s, diced
1x onion, diced
1x habanero chilies (optional)
1x tsp. turmeric
¼ tsp. cinnamon powder
1x level tbsp. cumin (powder or jeera seeds)
1x bunch of coriander, freshly chopped (you can use powder as an alternative)
2l boiling water / 2x heaped table spoons of vegetable stock
Optional extra: freshly baked Italian bread to dip

Method:

In a large soup pot, bring your water and all your ingredients from vegetables to sprices to the boil.  Cook for approximately 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat, and blend the soup until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a creamier texture/taste, feel free to add a tub of fat free yoghurt.

Some Interesting facts:

Sweet potatoes are antioxidant powerhouses. Not only do they have strong anti-inflammatory property, they are high in vitamin c which is important for the development of collagen which gives skin strength and elasticity.
Coriander contains good levels of beta-carotene and vitamin c.
Carrots are another antioxidant-rich vegetable.
Spices like turmeric, cinnamon and chilies contain substance that gives kick to the dish. They trigger the release of endorphins, stimulate nerve endings and raise you heart rate.