Thursday, September 04, 2008

Soup Sweet Soup

 
Homestyle Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
 
Serves 2-4
 
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene.  If you have a healthy digestive track and include healthy fats in your diet, like extra virgin olive oil, your body can convert some of the beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes into vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes immune system strength, a healthy digestive tract lining, optimal vision, and healthy skin.  Vitamin C and beta-carotene are both powerful antioxidants that can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and various types of cancer.  You’ll also get micronutrients like magnesium, vitamin B6, potassium, iron, and fiber from sweet potatoes.
 
Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs of celery, chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 
vegetable broth
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
 
Directions:
Cook all vegetables with olive oil over medium heat in a large pan until onions are translucent or vegetables are ever so slightly browned.
 
Transfer cooked vegetables into a large pot and add enough vegetable broth to cover.
Bring to a boil, turn down heat, then allow to simmer for five minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
 
Use a blender to blend all ingredients into a creamy soup. Return to pot.
 
Add sea salt and pepper, to taste.  Enjoy!

7 comments:

Christopher said...

AWESOME, thanks Tony

Christopher Ortega (menelaus)
chris@chrisortega.com

Amit said...

I sounds fantastic! gracias...

niko63 said...

Tony,

Keep these little gems of nutritious knowledge flowing downstream! Can't wait to try this one out.... Say goodbye to macular degeneration and premature wrinkles!! Oh, yeah!

Let's keep turning back the clock, tick by tick!

Nick

Rae said...

Road tested, yum. *grin* Much appreciated!

Nita said...

Hi Tony,

Just starting P90 today! Was going to do P90X, but my friend said I wasn't quite there yet. :-)

Thanks for the recipe! I have a 2 1/2 year old that is on the gluten-free, casein-free diet and she will absolutely love this!

Nita

Krista said...

Thanks Tony,

Yum! This one is a keeper! Our family enjoyed this soup last night... it was unexpectedly rich! As in creamy delicious... without the dairy!

I like to add, that my kids aren't quite use to soups without chunks of veggies and meat... so they had some pretty interesting baby comments about how it looked, know what I'm saying? I told them that if it was a melted candybar on a diaper (clean one of course) they'd eat it!

What else could they say... they did that! *smile*

Krista

KateFit said...

OMG! Thank you as always Tony. I have been a junk food vegan for eight years and never knew how fabulous veggies are by themselves til I got with the X! I made a batch of this soup and it was so good I had it for all my lunches for the week as well. I am making another batch this weekend. I'm kinda hooked on it now. Thanks again & please keep em coming! :)