It can be challenging to create healthy winter meals, but this tasty soup fits the bill. It’s packed with flavor and nutrients but not calories! Now, is it as good as my triple chocolate cookies? No. But it also has a fraction of the fat content. It’s all about the balance, amiright?
Here are the ingredients:
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh ginger, minced
- 4 cups chopped and peeled carrots (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cups orange juice
- dash nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
Before you start, chop up your onions, carrots, and ginger.
When you’re ready to begin, put the onions, ginger, and olive oil in a big pot and sauté until the onions are soft (4-5 minutes).
Then add the carrots and veggie broth. Simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until the carrots are soft (this will depend a lot on how small you chopped the carrots).
Put the mixture in a blender and blend to your desired consistency. I wanted mine pretty smooth.
Pour the soup back into your pot and add the cup of orange juice. Stir well.
Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Start slowly with the nutmeg- that stuff is strong!
Recipe adapted from here.
I’m not saying this is the best soup I’ve ever had. What I’m saying is: this tastes really good considering that it’s super healthy. I’m sure a recipe with cream would taste better, but it wouldn’t be as healthy. It also wouldn’t be vegan, which this is.
This is actually the first time I’ve ever made soup. Aside from all the chopping, I liked it and can’t wait to try making other kinds! Do you have a soup recipe I should try? Leave me a link, pretty please!