In the heart of winter's frosty grip, there's nothing quite like a comforting bowl of homemade soup to bring warmth and well-being into your home. Our Ginger-Turmeric Carrot Soup, a delightful fusion of flavors, is a treat for your taste buds—and a nourishing ally against the winter blues. The star players in this vibrant soup are turmeric and ginger, a dynamic duo celebrated for their anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting properties.
Turmeric, known for its golden hue, contains curcumin, a potent compound with proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Notably, curcumin may elevate brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), linked to improved brain function and a reduced risk of mood disorders. This sunny spice also has the potential to increase serotonin and dopamine levels, the neurotransmitters associated with feelings of happiness and well-being.
Adding a zesty kick to the mix, ginger brings its own set of impressive credentials. Gingerol, its bioactive component, boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, further enhancing the overall well-being of both body and mind.
These time-honored ingredients, revered in traditional medicine, join forces in our soup to offer you a delightful bowl of anti-inflammatory goodness.
As you enjoy the rich flavors of our Ginger-Turmeric Carrot Soup, you're providing your body with a natural and wholesome mood boost. 🥰
Learn more about the connection between gut health and Seasonal Affective Disorder in our recent blog, Gloomy Guts: Your Guide to Beating Seasonal Blues. It's time to turn the tables on winter and let your well-being shine. 🌞
just better.® Ginger-Turmeric Carrot Soup
6 large organic carrots, peeled and chopped
1 organic onion, diced
3 cloves organic garlic, minced
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
6 Tablespoons just better.® Prebiotic Fiber
4 cups organic vegetable broth
1 can (400ml) coconut milk
2 tablespoons avocado oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh carrot greens or cilantro for garnish (optional)
In a large pot, heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add diced onions and minced garlic, sautéing until softened and fragrant.
Stir in grated ginger and ground turmeric, allowing the spices to bloom for a minute.
Add chopped carrots to the pot, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
Pour in the vegetable broth, bringing the mixture to a gentle boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until the carrots are tender.
Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the soup until smooth and velvety.
Stir in the just better.® Prebiotic Fiber.
Pour in the coconut milk, stirring to combine. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Adjust seasoning as needed, and ladle the soup into bowls.
Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired, and serve hot.
Warming Your Gut and Lifting Your Spirits
By incorporating just better.® Prebiotic Fiber into our Ginger-Turmeric Carrot Soup, we boost its nutritional profile and cultivate a thriving environment for beneficial gut bacteria. The soluble fiber serves as a prebiotic, nurturing these essential microbes that play a pivotal role in sustaining optimal gut health and overall well-being.
With each spoonful of this Ginger-Turmeric Carrot Soup, you're indulging in more than just a delectable meal; you're actively supporting your gut health and brightening your mood. The combination of anti-inflammatory ingredients and gut-supporting just better.® Prebiotic Fiber makes this recipe a delicious and wholesome addition to your winter wellness journey.
Live just better.®!