Immune Boosting Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

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A delicious bowl of goodness perfect for a cold winters day. This invigorating, antioxidant rich soup will boost your immunity and add a warm rosy glow to your cheeks. It’s full of anti-inflammatory ingredients which helps to fight illness and nourish your body from the inside out.

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large white onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2tbsp of fresh ginger, finely chopped/grated/minced

1/2 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped

4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

½ tsp ground mace/nutmeg (optional)

1 litre of vegetable bouillon

1 tsp of sea salt

½ can coconut milk

Juice of ½ a lemon

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Method

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and set aside. Heat the oil in a large pot then fry the onions over a medium heat until softened. Add the ginger, chilli and garlic, giving them a stir and cook for a couple of minutes.

Add the sweet potato, nutmeg and salt. Cook and stir for a few minutes. Pour in the stock and cover. Simmer until the sweet potato is tender, around 20 mins. Liquidise the soup with a hand held blender. Stir through the coconut milk and lemon juice and serve piping hot.

For more top tips on how to boost your immunity, check out this 3 minute video!

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This article was kindly contributed by Nutritional Therapist Elsa Jones www.elsajonesnutrition.ie 

 




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