Fast and Soothing Carrot Soup | #MealsThatHeal
23 Feb

Fast and Soothing Carrot Soup

A tasty recipe from my new book, Hot Detox, this soup is traditionally prepared in India for people with digestive troubles. Carrots contain a phytonutrient called falcarinol, currently being researched for its ability to fight intestinal cancer. The vanilla, ginger and cinnamon make this soup so comforting, you will want to make it again and again. Click here to learn more about my new book.
4 cups             thinly sliced carrots
3 cups             organic bone or vegetable broth
1/3 cup            Hemp Hearts
3 tbsp              organic lemon juice 
2 tsp                freshly grated ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp                pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp             ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp             ground cumin
1/2 tsp             ground turmeric
1 tsp                pink rock or gray sea salt
Optional Boosters:
1/2 cup           cooked lentils (for the exta protein), plus 1 cup extra broth
To Serve: 
2 tbsp             raw pumpkin seeds 
1 tbsp             sunflower lecithin powder         
1/4 cup           organic coconut milk   
1. In a soup pot, bring the carrots and broth to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the soup ingredients, including the lentils if using, and mix to combine. Transfer to a blender (you may need to do this in 2 batches) and blend until smooth. Be careful to hold down the blender lid as the hot soup will expand and the lid could pop off.
3. If desired, serve topped with the onion flakes, pumpkin seeds and/or coconut yogurt or coconut milk.
Makes 6 cups.