Clean Curried Coconut Carrot Soup

Day 7 of the Clean!  One week down I am happy to say!  Feeling really good which reminds me of why I challenge myself to do this every so often..it truly does work to kill the sugar cravings, renew your energy, and give some thought to what I am putting in my body.  Eating to live, as opposed to living to eat, is a very good thing!

I found this clean curried coconut carrot soup recipe on the Kitchn blog and we had it for dinner instead of a smoothie.  On really chilly nights it is a welcome substitute for an icy drink.  I didn’t want all the extra calories of full fat coconut milk so I used the canned light coconut milk with no additives, just coconut milk and water, from Trader Joe’s.  This was too spicy for my kids so the next time I will use less pepper flakes.  Simple and delicious!

Clean Curried Coconut Carrot Soup

2 T coconut oil

1 onion, peeled and chopped

6 cups shopped carrots

3 1/2 c vegetable broth

1 15 oz can light coconut milk

1 1/2 T fresh chopped ginger

1 T curry powder

1/2 t pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large pot, add onions.  Sweat the onions for 5-7 minutes.  Add carrots and cook about 5 minutes more. Pour in stock and coconut milk.  Add ginger, curry powder, and chili flakes.  Put a lid on the pot and continue cooking on low about 15 minutes, or until carrots are soft.

When carrots are soft, allow to cool a bit and then puree in blender (be sure to put a towel over the lid and hold down firmly) or use immersion blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with more herbs or sunflower seeds if desired.

  So, are any of you out there coming up with some recipes you’d like to share? We want to hear from you!

Peace and greens,

Melissa

 

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