And as usual, we’re totally crushing on sweet potatoes. Aside from the sweet, complex, earthy yum aspect, these tasty tubers score extremely high on the nutrient chart. The beautiful hue is supplied courtesy of Beta Carotene, a vitamin A precursor that supports vision and the immune system, and functions as an antioxidant, helping to protect the body from damaging free radicals. Beta-carotene is clearly the star of the sweet potato show, but let’s not forget the supporting cast: vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber (and we all know by now how we feel about fiber...)
The inherent creaminess of the sweet potato works perfectly to create a satiating soup that tastes almost decadent but is really just bursting with body-loving goodness. And yes, of course, we just couldn't help ourselves from including some kale as well.
Sweet Potato & Kale Soup
- 4 cups water
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 ginger thumbs
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt (or as desired!)
- 1 cup of organic kale or baby spinach (either lightly steamed or blended in raw)
- Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- Pinch black pepper (optional)
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 avocado (either blended in or served on top)
Boil water then add sweet potatoes, ginger, garlic and salt- turning down the heat, until cooked. Add kale at the last minute to flash cook if desired***(or you can just through in raw!
Pour broth, potatoes, kale & remaining ingredients into your blender. Blend to desired consistency. (30-60 seconds)
Optional nutrient boosting garnishes: Cilantro, Hemp seeds, Collagen protein powder, Pumpkin Seeds, Black Cumin, Cayenne pepper, Coconut, Nutritional Yeast
*** Note: The more kale you add, the more the color of your soup will change from a bright orange to a murky green-- BUT, it's worth it // Your body thanks you!