Sweet potato & sun-dried tomato soup
When the evenings get cooler, I want nothing more than a nutritious and delicious warm soup. It’s that time of year when we crave comfort foods like this sweet potato soup.
For many of us, soups are the ultimate comfort food.
This sweet potato soup is one of the best fall soups. Fresh dill, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese go so well with the simple orange sweet potatoes.
When I combine ingredients for a meal, I like to know how they can impact my health. And when you add passion, the result is a delicious dish that does wonders for your body and mind.
So here is a healthy recipe that’s easy to prepare, affordable, delicious, and nutritious.
This soup is gluten-free and endo-friendly. You get a vegan sweet potato soup if you omit the feta cheese and replace the goat’s milk with almond or coconut milk.
Let us take a look at the main ingredient, sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A and known to support the vision and the immune system. The addition of fat can increase the absorption of vitamin A.
Sweet potatoes keep your gut healthy, which is essential for maintaining your hormone balance.
They are high in fiber, which supports a healthy gut microbiome (the good bacteria in your gut) and helps with weight loss by limiting overeating. High-fiber foods can help prevent menopausal weight gain.
Studies have shown that nearly 70 percent of our immune system is located in the gut.
So if you take care of it, you’ll stay healthy. Plus, a healthy gut is vital for maintaining your hormone balance.
Sweet potatoes are also a healthy source of carbohydrates, rich in magnesium, potassium, and other nutrients with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Both magnesium and potassium are essential for keeping high blood pressure under control.
Women with endometriosis and menopausal women should include sweet potatoes in their diet.
For me, sweet potatoes have a well-deserved place in my diet. Along with other superfoods, green vegetables, and supplements, they have helped me keep endometriosis at bay and get through menopause smoothly.
What ingredients do you need to make this sweet potato soup?
Two medium sweet potatoes
Two medium carrots
4 halved sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
One medium yellow onion
Three cloves garlic
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
One teaspoon of dried thyme
Water or broth
Four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh dill to serve
Organic feta cheese to serve (optional)
How to prepare this sweet potato soup?
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Makes 2 servings
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
Add the onion and cook until it begins to soften about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and stir.
Add the carrots, sweet potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, turmeric, thyme, salt, black pepper, and water (or broth) to cover the vegetables.
Bring to a boil and reduce the heat.
Let everything simmer, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Puree the soup with a hand blender until you get a creamy, smooth consistency.
Thin the soup to your desired consistency by adding the milk of your choice. I used whole goat’s milk.
Season the soup with more salt and pepper if needed.
Why do I prefer whole goat milk instead of cow milk?
Since endometriosis is part of my life, I must be picky about dairy products.
After some experimentation, I found that goat milk-based dairy products suit me, but I try to eat them sparingly.
Some days I swap out the goat milk for almond, coconut, or quinoa milk.
One of the benefits of goat milk is that it is easier to digest.
However, early studies show that goat’s milk may have anti-inflammatory properties that cow’s milk doesn’t.
Storage: the soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Suggestion for serving this sweet potato soup:
This sweet potato soup tastes fantastic with lots of chopped fresh dill and a few pieces of feta cheese. If you can not tolerate the cheese, leave it out.
Why feta cheese?
Feta cheese is a delicious ingredient that contributes to a balanced diet. It is low in calories and fat compared to the other varieties.
Plus, my body loves it.
Of course, remember that moderation is the key to a healthy life.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Wishing you a fall full of hearty soups, inspiration, and good things,
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