We had a spring storm this week, and so it was just cold enough again for soup (last weekend it was 95 degrees here in Northern California - carazzay!). This carrot-apple soup is quite delicious, but also very special. It's the first thing I make when I have a Crohn's flare-up, as it helps aid my body in healing while providing nutrients and energy. It's incredibly easy to digest, full of vitamins, anti-inflammatory ginger, and filling to boot. Really the whole package. And this is definitely a year round soup, as it would taste amazing chilled on those hot summer evenings; perfect with a crisp, cool salad.
Enjoy my friends. Salud!
-2 1/2 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped
-4 medium red apples, peeled and chopped
-1/2 yellow onion, small chop
-1 cup coconut milk
-4 1/2 cups filtered water
-1 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
-3 tablespoons oil (I use grapeseed)
1. In your favorite soup pot add oil, salt, and onions. Sauté onions until translucent (about 5 minutes)
2. Add chopped carrots and apple, and sauté for about 2 minutes
3. Add coconut milk and water and then bring to a boil
4. Turn down to a gentle simmer, cover pot and simmer for about 30 minutes
5. Remove lid and simmer an additional 30 minutes
6. Turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes, then blend with immersion blender (or any blender of choice)
7. Add fresh squeezed lemon juice, grated ginger and serve warm
*Omit raw apple garnish during a flare.
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That sounds great! I love that it's so easy, too :)ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Lovely! I made a rutabaga soup with apple - apples blend beautifully with root vegetables in a soup! The ginger is such a nice touch yet sooo important because of its anti-inflammatory qualities!ReplyDelete
Rutabaga soup sounds amazing! Yes, I agree about the apple. I've been drinking warm water with fresh ginger each morning and I really notice a difference with my digestion. :-)
Have a great weekend Vicky!
This sounds perfect! We'll be trying it! Sorry to hear you're having a flare : /ReplyDelete
Thanks for your message. Well thankfully, I've been feeling great! No flare right now. But when I do, this is my go-to meal. :-).
Miss you! Can't wait to see you and the kids soon.
thanks for linking with kids in the kitchenReplyDelete
What a lovely combination! I think my tummy would appreciate this too :) I don't have Crohn's, but I do have digestive issues that flare up from time to time, and this soup sounds so soothing and healing. Thanks for sharing it Amber! Look forward to seeing you at Sunday Night Soup Night with your next wonderful soup :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Debbie! We'll see if I can get one more soup recipe in this week. I have a few Cinco de Mayo posts lined up...so we'll see. I do love my soups!!Delete
Have a great rest of your week. It's absolutely gorgeous here in Davis! I'm sure the weather is great for you too.
We're having wonderful weather too, which I'm loving! I have chosen this soup as one of my top 3 picks from Sunday Night Soup Night! I have tweeted it, pinned it and shared it on my Facebook page. It will be featured on Sunday Night Soup Night this coming Sunday. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again soon!Delete
Yum! This was the first of your recipes we've tried and it was a winner. We'll be back for more. Thanks for sharing and posting these gems!ReplyDelete
Hi There anonymous,Delete
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I greatly appreciate feedback on recipes! So happy to hear you enjoyed it!! I have to say, this is one of my favorite soups! I made is a few nights ago. My kids love it too, which is great.
Thanks again. :-)