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January 8, 2019

by Alyssa Rimmer

Anti-Inflammatory Ginger & Turmeric Carrot Soup

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This amazing Ginger & Turmeric Carrot Soup is anti-inflammatory and great for digestion! It's packed with nutrients, easy on the gut and packed with flavor.

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For me, soups are the ultimate healing food. Not only are the cozy and comforting, but they're also really nurturing for your gut. When you have an upset stomach, what do you crave? Probably something with ginger and probably something soothing.

Well hello, there Miss Ginger & Turmeric Carrot Soup! The ultimate remedy for upset tummies and people struggling with digestive issues. This soup is easy to make, it's packed with anti-inflammatory goodies, and it's all really easy on your system.

Bonus points: this soup also tastes amazing!

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Why Are Soups Good for Digestion?

If you're like me and you like knowing the why behind things, let's chat about how soups can help your gut be healthy and happy.

  1. Soups are cooked. Cooked foods are typically more gentle on your system than raw foods, especially when it comes to vegetables. The cooking/heating process breaks down the cell walls and makes it easier for your digestive system to break down the food.
  2. Soups are “chewed”. This really relates to pureed soups (like this Ginger & Turmeric Carrot Soup) as these soups have been completely pureed before you eat them. The benefit of eating pureed food is that you don't have to “chew” it. The food is already broken down once it hits your stomach, so it can easily mix with your digestive juices and move through your intestines more gently.
  3. (Vegan) soups are nutritious. In addition to them being easy to digest, most the time, soups are made from nutrient-dense ingredients like herbs, spices, vegetables, and beans. Because the soup is full of those nutrients AND that it's easy to digest, your body is able to absorb more of those nutrients into your system.

And ultimate, soups just make you feel SO good!

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Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients for Soup

Many people struggle with inflammation, but I find that after the holidays it's even more common. Why? Because over the holidays we're usually eating more of the foods that can cause inflammation – like gluten, sugar, dairy, alcohol, etc.

I for one am definitely struggling with some digestive issues, bloat and just a general feeling of not being my normal self.

Enter the anti-inflammatory start ingredients: ginger & turmeric!

  • GINGER: has been used for centuries to help calm an upset stomach. Ginger stimulates the production of bile making it a wonderful digestive aid. And ginger can also help with diarrhea and nausea.
  • TURMERIC: is a known anti-inflammatory ingredient. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin (which is activated with black pepper) and has been shown to help reduce inflammation not only in the gut but also throughout the body. Turmeric is also great at soothing the muscles in our digestive system so that food can be pushed through more easily. And finally, turmeric can also help relieve heartburn, gas and bloating.

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The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Soup Recipe

Knowing that I, and others, would need a healing soup to kick off the year, I created this delicious and insanely nutritious Carrot Soup. We're using ginger and turmeric to not only amp up the flavor but also help make this soup ultra healing. It's nourishing for your system and will definitely help you get back on track with your digestion.

We're using leeks, fennel, carrots, and squash as our main soup ingredients and I've got to say, it's an amazing combo. The fennel gives it a little zing, while the carrots and squash make it subtly sweet.

Then with the addition of garlic, fresh ginger and turmeric, this soup is just packed with flavor! By far one of my favorite soups on the blog thus far!

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The Perfect Carrot Soup

I haven't always been a fan of carrot soup, but this one I'm obsessed with.

We've talked a lot about the spices used to add flavor, but probably my favorite part of all is the coconut milk. I'm a HUGE fan of coconut milk based soups; the flavor is delicious and the texture is incredible.

Full-fat coconut milk adds this incredible richness to soups without making them feel heavy. It also helps get them super creamy and makes it feel like you're eating a cream-based soup. It's my secret weapon for pretty much all soup recipes!

I know you're just going to love this carrot soup and I can't wait to hear about it. If you do end up making it, be sure to come back and let us know what you think with a star rating!

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Ginger & Turmeric Carrot Soup

This creamy ginger & turmeric carrot soup is anti-inflammatory and perfect for a chilly night. It's packed with nutrients, has a velvety smooth texture and tastes delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 210.64kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven or saucepan. Add the fennel, leeks, carrots, and squash. Saute for 3 - 5 minutes until the veggies start to soften. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, and pepper, and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Add the broth and coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Once the soup is cooked, add it to a blender and blend until creamy. You could also use an immersion blender. Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste.
  • Serve immediately with a dollop of coconut yogurt and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 210.64kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.64g | Protein: 2.11g | Fat: 10.91g | Saturated Fat: 7.44g | Sodium: 875.25mg | Potassium: 604.68mg | Fiber: 4.83g | Sugar: 7.79g | Vitamin A: 20533.72IU | Vitamin C: 19.22mg | Calcium: 78.18mg | Iron: 1.89mg

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  1. Made this soup today and it really was very very delicious. Loved the combination of turmeric, ginger and coconut. Thanks for this recipe and hugs from Finland!

  2. Made this today and it is wonderful. Had everything except the fennel . Added celery used fresh turmeric and full fat coconut milk and cooked in my instant pot.. Will be making this often(next time with the fennel) thank you

  3. I’m so disappointed the ingredients calls for Lite Coconut Milk but in the long text about the recipe you talk about full fat coconut milk. Now I’m worried about making this entire recipe and it not being good because I have the wrong coconut milk.

  4. Do you think the butternut squash could be substituted for sweet potato? Also, do you know how much fresh turmeric to substitute for the dry turmeric? I’m hoping to try this recipe this week! Thanks 🙂

  5. I just made this soup, and it’s perfect. Taste is incredible, all the proportions of ingredients are perfect and so is the cooking time. Love that it’s so healthy too. Will be making it over and over again during the autumn and winter season for comfort and immune support!

  6. This is so good .. my 8 year old loved it too … this will definitely be in my recipe book. All this needs is a sourdough bread bowl..

  7. Absolutely love the warmth and flavor of this soup! Delicious! I added 1/2 cup of red lentils for extra protein and it turned out great.

  8. I made the Ginger &Tumeric soup and neither my husband or I liked it. Too much ginger. I would cut the ginger in half if I were to make it again.

  9. Just made your carrot turmeric ginger soup -fab – sent recipe to my daughter Enrika in-WA !!! Thank you for all your fab recipes -Mari

  10. Does this recipe store ok in the fridge? Say, if making ahead for a few days meal prep? Or does it have to be eaten immediately? I’m not sure with the coconut milk.

  11. This was my first time making soup… ever!!!! I’ve got to say, it’s incredible! I was so nervous but even a newbie like me could make this! Thank you so much!

  12. Hi there! I was interested in trying out this recipe, but I wanted to know your thoughts in making it in a crockpot? Look forward to your feedback and suggestions!

    • I definitely think you could! You’ll just have to blend it afterwards 🙂 I’d just throw everything in and cook it for like 4 hours or so!

  13. I was looking for a nice new soup to add in our menu this fall. Tried this soup today and WOW, this is amazing. Thank you for recipe. 🙂

  14. Soup was creamy and fast to make, but there was some bitter aftertaste…maybe this amount of turmeric was too much. I was disappointed 🙁

    • I’m sorry you felt that way! Everyone has different tastebuds, so if you’re not a turmeric fan, I would say don’t use quite that much next time 🙂 for testing, that came out to be the perfect amount for my tastebuds, but thanks for mentioning as now others might know to adjust as well.

  15. Just made this last night and it was a big hit! The color of my soup was a bit darker than the picture shows, but the flavor was outstanding. This was sooooo easy to make that I’ll be including it in our menu options frequently. Thank you!!

  16. This soup is amazing!! I made it yesterday and we all loved it, thanks for the recipe. Just one question, what can i add to the soup for some protein? Thanks ????

    • YAY!! So happy you loved it! You could totally add some white beans or chickpeas next time to amp up the protein! Would love for you to leave a star rating as well if you have a second 🙂 xo

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