It's a great day to hunker down and have a great big bowl of soup. This recipe might be perfect for today as the ingredients are ones that you may have in your house already. This soup is full of antioxidants, protein, magnesium, healthy fats and collagen if you choose to use bone broth. If nuts aren’t your thing, you can leave them out.
Carrot and Almond Soup
2 tablespoons avocado, coconut or olive oil
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
6 carrots, trimmed, peeled and chopped (or 4 carrots and one sweet potato)
2 celery stalks, peeled and chopped
6 cups vegetable or bone broth
½ cup (100 grams) ground almonds
2 to 3 tablespoons parsley
2 to 3 tablespoons coriander (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and celery and saute until soft. Add carrots and stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until carrots are soft.
Remove from heat. Using a hand blender blend the mixture until it becomes smooth. Alternatively, blend in a food processor or blender.
Blend in herbs and ground almonds.
Reheat and serve.
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Susanne Jakubowski is a holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, Thai Yoga Therapist, and cancer survivor.