Feel-Better Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

Happy Monday! Remember how on Friday I explained that I was so busy I didn’t even have time to cut and past things from the internet into a blog post? Well, then it probably comes as no surprise to you that on Saturday I got hit with what felt like the beginnings of a very bad cold. I felt tired the whole day, I was sniffling, and my throat was scratchy.

Fortunately, I’ve gotten pretty good at attacking symptoms before they get too comfortable. My go-to get-better kit includes: grapefruit smoothies, ginger (in anything i can put it in), turmeric (same), lemon, oil of oregano extract, and lots of tea and water.

In an effort to combine several of those in one meal, I made a variation of my carrot soup. It’s a super simple soup and you can make it with a lot of variations.

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Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

3 large carrots, chopped

1 in. (or more)  fresh ginger root 

1 in. (or more)  fresh turmeric root

2 c water (you may want more or less depending on how thick you like your soup)

juice from half lemon

Optional Add-Ins:

tahini

salt

cayenne pepper

kale 

Heat the carrots, ginger, turmeric, and water in a pot at medium heat until it comes to a boil. Pour ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.

Pour in a bowl, squeeze the lemon on top, add a dollop of tahini, and a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. Also, maybe some kale.

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This had me feeling better right away. And it was delicious!

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6 thoughts on “Feel-Better Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

  1. FoodFeud says:

    Yeaaa, this sounds great. All about the soups starting right about this time – even better are medicinal soups. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever bought turmeric in root form? I usually just use the powder. I love how gnarly it looks though. Ginger and lemon are surefire cold killers, though. Hope this headed off the illness.

  2. lysette says:

    This soup sounds delicious. I’m totally making it! Great that it’s quick and simple. I just got through a cold last week and had zero energy to prep meals. I passed the cold on to my brother- I’ll make this for him as a peace offering :)

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