Immune Boosting Spicy Sweet Potato Soup
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.
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
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.
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This article was kindly contributed by Nutritional Therapist Elsa Jones www.elsajonesnutrition.ie