Simple & Nourishing Carrot Ginger Soup
Simple and nourishing soup to support gut health, anxiety, and keep inflammation at bay.
Anxiety is extremely common these days and having a grounding, nourishing meal is the perfect addition to other therapies and self-care. When I think of Carrot Ginger Soup, I think of gut health, Vitamin A, sacral chakra balancing, anti-inflammation, and a hug for your insides! Although this meal isn’t keto or low carb, I find it to be one of the most simple and nourishing recipes that can be just the right thing in moments of overwhelm. Try it and let us know what you think.
2 tbs avocado oil or ghee
2 lbs carrots
4 stalks of celery
1 apple or pear
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of ginger
1 tsp powdered turmeric or fresh turmeric
¼ cup of cashews soaked for 1 hour (can substitute for coconut cream or 6 ounces silken tofu instead)
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon paprika
4 cups broth of choice (I like homemade pasture-raised chicken bone broth personally)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Soak cashews in water for 1 hour, then drain
- Heat up the stock pot, and add oil.
- Add onions and cook until translucent.
- Add all vegetables, fruit, cashew, and spices.
- When aromatic, add the broth and cook for 20-30 minutes until the carrot can be easily pierced with a fork.
- Take off the heat, take out the bay leaf, and let cool slightly in order to blend. I use a glass blender, however, an immersion blender is ideal. You may also let it cool and use a food processor.
- Garnish, as you wish! Fun garnish ideas:
- Fried shallots and shiitake mushrooms (as pictured)
- Chives, cilantro, parsley, or basil
- Grass-fed yogurt
- Crusty toast (gluten-free or otherwise)
- Sunflower seeds
Nutrition Facts (with cashews and avocado oil)
Carbohydrates 20.2 g
Fiber 3.4 g
Net Carbs 16.8 g
Fat 12.2 g
Protein 10.2 g
Vitamin A 630 mcg
About the Author
Lia Klugman, Fitness and Nutrition Adviser, provides holistic nutrition expertise to support OnePeak Medical patients in meeting their health and wellness goals.
Lia strives to support her clients to build resilience and intuition through nutrition. After working with Lia, clients report feeling more in tune with their body so that they begin to crave the healthy foods their body needs to thrive. To Lia, success looks like being able to indulge during moments of celebration without overdoing it or feeling like you need a week to recover.
Lia believes nutrition is not just physical, but emotional as well and shares this wisdom in every aspect of her work. Many people are turned off by their bodies’ natural wisdom and instead rely on the next TV show or influencer to tell them how to eat. It’s much more difficult to create an enjoyable life if we can get stuck in a pattern of trendy restrictive diets or binge eating. They both are experiences of detachment from what our body actually needs. If we get educated, dig deeper, and enhance our intuition, we can get clarity on our own health. The more we listen to our body, the louder it speaks.
Upon working with Lia, patients report having more energy, confidence, and trust in themselves, so they feel better able to handle whatever comes their way. She does this by co-creating a plan with clients that is manageable, incorporating various healing modalities that include how to heal the mind, body, and spirit in conjunction.