This amazing Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe is very great for digestion! It’s packed with many nutrients, easy on the gut and packed with a lot of benefits.
Soups are the most ultimate healing foods. Not only, they are cozy and most comforting, but they’re also very nurturing for your gut. When you have a kind of upset stomach, what do you cook? Probably something with the ginger and maybe something soothing.
Well hello, there a Miss Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup! The ultimate remedy for the upset tummies and the people struggling with some digestive issues. This soup is effortless to make, it’s packed with a lot of anti-inflammatory goodies, and it’s all very easy on your system.
Why Are Soups Good for the Digestion?
If you’re just like me and you like to know the entire why behind things, let’s chat about how these soups can help your gut to be healthy and happy.
1. Soups are Cooked: Cooked foods are typically way more gentle on your digestion system than the raw foods, especially when it comes to the vegetables. The cooking/heating process breaks down all the cell walls and your digestive system break down the food easily.
2. Soups are “Chewed”: This relates to the pureed soups (like this Ginger & the Turmeric Carrot Soup) as these kinds of soups have been pureed before you eat. The benefit of eating pureed food is that you are not required to “chew” it. The food gets broken down once it enters your stomach, so it can be very easy to mix with all your digestive juices and gently move through your intestines.
3. Soups (Vegan) are more Nutritious: In addition to them, It is very easy to digest, most of the time, soups are purely made from the nutrient-dense ingredients like the herbs, vegetables, spices, and beans. Because the soup is already full of those nutrients AND that it’s very easy to digest, your body can absorb more of the nutrients into the system.
And ultimate, soups will make you feel SO good!
Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients for the Soup
Many people struggle with the inflammation, but I have found that after the holidays it’s more common. Why? Because over the summer/winter holidays we’re eating more of the food items that may cause inflammation – like the gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, etc.
For once, I am struggling with some of the digestive issues, bloat, and even just a general feeling of not feeling well.
Enter the anti-inflammatory ingredients: the ginger and turmeric!
Carrots are antioxidant-rich and help in reducing the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. A study found that Carrots minimizes the risk of Leukemia.
One Cup of Chopped Carrots (128 grams) Contains:
- 52 Calories
- 12.26 Grams (g) of Carbohydrate
- 3g of Sugars
- 1.19 g of Protein
- 0.31 g of Fat
- 3.6 g of Fiber
- 1069 Micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin A
- 7.6 Vitamin C
- 42 mg of Calcium
- 0.38 mg of Iron
- 15 mg of Magnesium
- 45 mg of Phosphorus
- 410 mg of Potassium
- 88 mg of Sodium
- 0.31 mg of Zinc
- 24 mcg of Folate
- 16.9 mcg of Vitamin K
- Various B Vitamins
Just one cup of chopped carrots provides more than enough “Vitamin A” required by an adult human.
Ginger has been used from a way long time to calm an upset stomach. Ginger stimulates the production of the bile, making it a very fantastic digestive aid.
Ginger can also help with problems like diarrhea and nausea. Ginger also treats various forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness. Ginger reduces muscle pain and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
Turmeric is known as an anti-inflammatory ingredient. The most active ingredient in the turmeric is curcumin (which is usually activated with the black pepper) and has been shown to reduce the inflammation not only in your gut but also in the whole body. Turmeric is also very great when it comes to soothing the muscles in our system so that food can be pushed down more easily. And finally, turmeric can even help relieve the heartburn, bloating and gas.
You Can Read: Top 5 Benefits of Turmeric.
The Perfect Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe
I haven’t been a fan of any carrot soup, but this one I’m most obsessed with.
We’ve just talked a lot about the spices that are used to add flavor, but probably my most favorite part of all is coconut milk. I’m a HUGE fan of the coconut milk-based soups; the taste is very delicious, and the texture is also incredible.
Full-fat coconut milk and add this very incredible richness to the soup without even making them feel heavy. It usually helps to get them super creamy and makes it feels like you’re eating a creamy soup.
- 1tablespoon of olive oil
- 1leek, cleaned and well sliced
- 1cup of chopped fennel (1 small head)
- 4cups of chopped carrots
- 1or 2 cups of chopped butternut squash (or more carrots)
- 2garlic cloves
- 1tablespoon of grated ginger (about 2″ piece)
- 1tablespoon of turmeric powder
- Salt & pepper to bring the taste
- 3cups of low sodium vegetable broth
- 1(14.5 oz) can lite the coconut milk
- Heat the olive oil in a very large dutch, saucepan or an oven. Add the fennel, carrots, leeks, and some squash. Saute for just 3 – 5 minutes until all the veggies began to soften. Add the garlic, turmeric, ginger, salt, and pepper, and sauté it for a few more minutes.
- Add the broth and some coconut milk. Bring all the mixture to a boil, cover and simmer for just 20 minutes.
- Once the soup is well cooked, add it to a sharp blender and blend until it gets creamy. You could even use an immersion blender. You can add some seasonings for your taste.
- Serve immediately with some coconut yogurt and enjoy!
The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Soup Recipe
Knowing that I, and many others, would need a healing soup to kick off their day, I had created this delicious and insanely very nutritious Carrot Soup. We’re using ginger and some turmeric to not only increase the flavor but also make this soup an ultra healing. It’s very nourishing for your system, and it will help you to get back on track with your digestion power.
We’re using some leeks, carrots, fennel, and some squash as our main soup ingredients and I’ve got to say, it’s a very fantastic combo. The fennel will give it a little zing, while the squash and carrots will make it sweeter.
Then with a little addition of garlic, turmeric, and fresh ginger, this soup is just packed with a lot of flavors!