Carrot, Ginger and Turnip Soup
When a recipe calls for the addition of broth, I build it into the ingredients with fresh vegetables and spices.
A good broth is the backbone of good cooking. It adds flavor, structure and depth. Often the broths from the store are so heavily laden in sodium that the pure vegetable flavors are lost.
When I have time and plan ahead, I prepare a broth at the beginning of the week to add into the recipes I make throughout the week. Those fresh vegetables give everything I make more healthy benefits. My go to vegetables for a broth are turnips, celery, fennel and leeks along with good organically grown spices like the those from Daddy's Gourmet (available on Treatmo iOS app).
For this carrot, ginger, turnip soup, I chopped up my veggies and added them to the main soup ingredients. The result was beautiful.
Notably, turnips have become my main squeeze for everything lately. They are chock full of vitamin C and B, have potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin K and even protein. Plus they taste fantastic--kind of like a less sweet carrot.
This recipe was inspired by one I found in the Vitamix cookbook. While it's helpful to have a Vitamix to heat your soup while you blend it, it's not essential. Blend everything together and then warm it on the stove is the other option for you.
Carrot, Ginger, and Turnip Soup Recipe
- 3 tablespoons of quality olive oil (I used Kämen Organic Olive Oil)
- 2 cups of chopped carrots (used purple carrots in mine)
- 1 tablespoon chopped yellow onion
- 1/3 cup chopped parsnips
- 1/4 cup chopped leeks
- 1/2 cup turnips
- 1/4 cup celery
- 1/8 cup fennel
- 3 cups purified water
- 1 healthy slice fresh ginger root
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Basi (from Daddy's Gourmet exclusively available on Treatmo)
- A twist of lemon
- Garnish with parsley, chives or whatever inspires you -- I used pomegranate
When adding all of your ingredients to the blender, add the bigger, chunkier vegetables first and then layer on the rest.
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Warm on the stove if needed.
This is such a healthy recipe and not overcooked so you are getting a good dose of pure, fresh nutrients.
If you need help with your broth, try BOU bouillon cubes in the Treatmo market or bone broth from JPP Apothecary (while shipping can be high for fresh food, for those local to Arizona, there is local delivery through Treatmo iOS app.
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