sweet potato and ginger

Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup

Prep

10 mins

cook

40 mins

serves

8

Who else is in full soup season? A big bowl of delicious, hot, homemade soup is one of the most comforting ways to bask in the end-of-the-year months. You know here at Farmbox Direct, we are huge fans of meal prepping as a way to save time (and produce,) and what better way to do that than by preparing soup! Soup can last for days in the fridge, or even longer if you store it in the freezer. This specific recipe is dense enough to serve as the star of the show for mealtime, or it can also be an appetizer or healthy side dish. Get out your immersion blender or your slow cooker and let’s get into some of the benefits of this nutritious blended soup recipe.

With the chilly temperatures causing us to be wrapped up in our favorite fall accessories like gloves, scarves, and chunky socks, it is important to acknowledge the other season that is amongst us. No not autumn, no not the holidays (although yes and yes,) but the dreaded flu season! In addition to the warm, heavy clothes, it’s also the time of year to bring out your travel-sized tissue packs and wellness shots, because it’s that time of year. The flu season tends to appear at the same time that the weather drops and the body’s immune system becomes compromised as it adjusts to the temperature shift. During this time, while we want to focus on the lovely holidays approaching, as well as pumpkin spice everything, we should always take into account the incredible powers of our immune system, and how we can keep it high. 

How To Boost Your Immunity

Keeping your immune system high is the first line of defense the body has when it comes to fighting off foreign invaders and illnesses. Unfortunately, there are several common lifestyle choices that compromise the immune system including poor diet, smoking tobacco, and drinking alcohol. Fortunately, there are tons of ways to implement healthy lifestyle habits into your day-to-day that support a strong functioning immune system. Some of those habits include:

Eating anti-inflammatory foods

As we always say, food is medicine folks! What that means is that certain foods have powerful properties that assist the body in healing and keeping your immunity levels up. Most plant-based foods are anti-inflammatory including leafy greens, citrus fruits, and fresh herbs. One powerful anti-inflammatory food included in today’s recipe is the almighty ginger root. Ginger contains antioxidants and is antibacterial, which can help lower the risk of certain infections. 

Be sure to check out our fruit and vegetable delivery service Farmbox Direct to receive a fresh box of anti-inflammatory foods. You’ll have groceries delivered to your door that contain all of the healing properties found in nature’s foods to keep your immunity boosted. 

Exercising daily

Make sure to get the body moving for at least 30 minutes a day. Experiment with different forms of movement that get your heart pumping. This can include weight lifting, walking, running, climbing, dancing, or even rollerblading! The idea here is to pick your favorite method, something that excites you and that will be enjoyable for you to incorporate into your lifestyle. 

Getting enough sleep 

Getting at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night is absolutely crucial for maintaining a strong immune system. While you sleep the body heals and repairs itself, which ultimately dictates the tone for the following day. Having a good night’s rest will ensure that your body can do the internal, nocturnal work for you to stay healthy and alert throughout the day. 

Now let’s jump right into this sweet potato & ginger soup recipe. Be sure to try it out for yourself and give us a tag at @FarmboxDirect and make sure to use the hashtag #FarmboxDirect #FarmboxLiving so that we can see how the recipe turns out.

sweet potato and ginger
sweet potato and ginger

Ingredients

5 large carrots

2 large sweet potatoes

1 large yellow onion

17 oz bone broth

1 quart vegetable broth

1 inch fresh ginger

2 tbsp fresh sage, packed

1 tbsp turmeric

2 tsp black pepper

olive oil for pan

Directions

  1. Preheat a large stockpot with enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom to medium heat. 
  2. Prepare ingredients. Peel and slice carrots and sweet potatoes into cubes, dice yellow onion, mince ginger, and chop sage.
  3. Add yellow onion to the hot stockpot and sweat until translucent and aromatic.
  4. Add carrots, sweet potatoes, bone and vegetable broth, ginger, turmeric, sage, and black pepper and bring to a rolling boil.
  5. Cover, and reduce to simmer. Continue simmering for 15-20 minutes, or until carrot and sweet potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it is smooth. Or use a blender to puree the soup until smooth.

Note: this soup can also be prepared in a pressure cooker by combining all the ingredients and cooking on high for 25-30 minutes. Or use a slow cooker by cooking on high for 4-5 hours before blending until smooth.

sweet potato and ginger

 

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup

Ashley Tyrner
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Servings: 8
Author: Ashley Tyrner

Ingredients

  • 5 carrots large
  • 2 sweet potatoes large
  • 1 yellow onion large
  • 17 oz bone broth
  • 1 qt vegetable broth
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage packed
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat a large stockpot with enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom to medium heat.
  • Prepare ingredients. Peel and slice carrots and sweet potatoes into cubes, dice yellow onion, mince ginger, and chop sage.
  • Add yellow onion to the hot stockpot and sweat until translucent and aromatic.
  • Add carrots, sweet potatoes, bone and vegetable broth, ginger, turmeric, sage, and black pepper and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Cover, and reduce to simmer. Continue simmering for 15-20 minutes, or until carrot and sweet potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it is smooth. Or use a blender to puree the soup until smooth.
    Note: this soup can also be prepared in a pressure cooker by combining all the ingredients and cooking on high for 25-30 minutes. Or use a slow cooker by cooking on high for 4-5 hours before blending until smooth.

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Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup