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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Carrot, Orange & Ginger Soup (Recipe)

McKel Hill writes ... "Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup is loaded with heaps of vitamin A especially from the carrots, vitamin C from the oranges, and warming ginger which provides digestive aid among-st other health benefits. Not only is this soup nutrient dense, but it’s also low in calories.

The amazing thing about this soup is the flavor translates really well both eaten cold/slightly chilled or warm/hot. I accidentally found this out this past week! I’ve been moving from one home to another and at the same time remodeling the kitchen, bath, and completely painting our entire home - a lot of fun yet tiring work and not a lot of time to cook. I batch cooked this Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup on Sunday in preparation for our busy week ahead; I had no way of heating this soup but still enjoyed it slightly chilled, it tasted just as amazing if not more so when warmed.

TIP: Although you could skip the entire steps that deal with cooking and make this an all raw soup (it’d still taste fantastic), carrots are one of few vegetables that actually increase in nutrition with cooking!

INGREDIENTS:
1½ lbs. raw carrots, chopped
3 cups vegetable stock
3 cups (filtered) water
1 whole orange (about 1 cup)
½ cup sweet onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3-4 dates, pitted (adjust to sweeten) Optional
1½ inch fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)

GARNISH:

With pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, fresh cilantro, Classic Cashew Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. In a large soup pot, on medium heat add coconut oil, garlic, onions, sea salt, and celery to soften. Cook for about 5-8 minutes.
2. Add chopped carrots and cook for about 10 minutes allowing the vegetables to slightly caramelize.
3. Add vegetable stock and (filtered) water.
4. Cook until the carrots are fork tender, about 15 minutes.
5. Carefully pour the hot liquids with vegetables in a high speed blender (or if you have an immersion blender you may use this as well) with all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
6. At this point, add the orange and fresh ginger and blend again until smooth. You can adjust the liquid at this point, if you like a thinner soup just add more water or leave it be and the soup will be thicker.
7. Reheat as needed on the stove-top or else store in the fridge for leftovers!
8. Garnish with your favorite seeds and fresh herbs or cashew cheese."

I hope you enjoy this recipe idea from Mckel. We try and bring a wide variety, but not all recipes will suit all. Any food allergies, or underlying health issues must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Recipe idea from here

All the best Jan

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this soup sounds yummy. I love carrots, orange and ginger! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Jo said...

Interesting flavours. It sounds like you've been working very hard this week, soup is a great non fussy meal for such times.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

sounds good. Happy Thursday Jan and buddies. Hope the day shines for you.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, this is yummy! Thanks so much for sharing it. Have a wonderful day!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jan

I make a similar soup..........yours has some additional ingredients which I will try. I really enjoy this particular soup, especially after being outside in the cold.........

Best wishes........

Snowbird said...

Oh my....this is to DIE for!!! I shall make that next time it rains!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful winter warmer.xxx

The Happy Whisk said...

I love, love, love to put organic local raw ginger and carrots together. So flippin' yum.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a great soup recipe!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you ALL for your lovely comments.

Eileen - this soup looks great and is yummy!

Jo - yes, it is a good choice of interesting flavours ... and isn't the colour of the soup so warming too!
Yes, it has been quite a busy week, I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Nikki(Sarah) - this is a lovely soup, many thanks for your good wishes

Martha - I love sharing recipe ideas, hope you may get to try this soup our soon!

Cheryl - soup is so warming at this time of year, especially when you've been out in the fresh air either working in the garden ... or enjoying a walk. Your soup sounds good to!

Snowbird - this is a very good winter warming soup - hope you enjoy it soon.

Ivy - organic local raw ginger and carrots together, sounds very yummy to me. Great tastes.

'CGP' - glad you liked this recipe idea.

Thank you so much for your kind comments, I wish you all a happy weekend... well it is Friday evening here in the UK as I type this!

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

Yummy!! We love carrots, we love ginger! I will be making this. I pinned the recipe.
Thank you,
Carla

Lowcarb team member said...

Carla - many thanks for your comment.
Glad you like the look of this recipe ... hope you can enjoy it soon!

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

chris c said...

Wow that sounds good now the weather has turned colder. My mother used to make carrot and coriander soup, and once they were making it in the veg shop which made the whole place smell amazing. Definitely add some cilantro/coriander leaves!

Lowcarb team member said...

Chris - thanks as always for your comment.
Yes, carrot and coriander soup is good too ...
It's just nice sometimes to add a few other ingredients - and I love the colour of this soup! Just right for the time of year.
Eating we use so many of our five senses ...

Hope you have a good weekend

All the best Jan