This amazing Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe is very great for digestion! It’s packed with many nutrients, easy on the gut, and has many benefits.
Soups are the ultimate healing foods. Not only are they cozy and 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 is a Miss Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup! The ultimate remedy for upset tummies and 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 want to know the entire why behind things, let’s chat about how these soups can help your gut be healthy and happy.
1. Soups are Cooked: Cooked foods are typically way more gentle on your digestion system than raw foods, especially when it comes to vegetables. The cooking/heating process breaks down all the cell walls, and your digestive system breaks down the food quickly.
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 effortless 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 effortless to digest. Most of the time, soups are purely made from nutrient-dense ingredients like herbs, vegetables, spices, and beans. Because the soup is already full of those nutrients AND it’s very easy to digest, your body can absorb more nutrients into the system.
And ultimately, soups will make you feel SO good!
Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients for the Soup
Many people struggle with inflammation, but I have found that it’s more common after the holidays. Why? Because over the summer/winter holidays, we’re eating more food items that may cause inflammation – like gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, etc.
For once, I am struggling with some digestive issues, bloat, and even a general feeling of not feeling well.
Enter the anti-inflammatory ingredients: ginger and turmeric!
Carrots are antioxidant-rich and help reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease risks. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. A study found that Carrots minimize 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 for a way long time to calm an upset stomach. Ginger stimulates bile production, making it a fantastic digestive aid.
Ginger reduces muscle pain and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness. Ginger can also help with problems like diarrhea and nausea. Ginger also treats various forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness.
Turmeric is known as an anti-inflammatory ingredient. The most active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin (usually activated with the black pepper), and has been shown to reduce inflammation not only in your gut but also in the whole body. Turmeric is also great for soothing the muscles in our system so that food can be pushed down more quickly. And finally, turmeric can even help relieve 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 carrot soup, but I’m most obsessed with this one.
We’ve just talked a lot about the spices used to add flavor, but my favorite part of all is coconut milk. I’m a HUGE fan of 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.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 leek, cleaned and well sliced
- 1 cup of chopped fennel (1 small head)
- 4 cups of chopped carrots
- 1 or 2 cups of chopped butternut squash (or more carrots)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger (about 2″ piece)
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
- Salt & pepper to bring the taste
- 3 cups of low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can lite the coconut milk
- Heat the olive oil in a large dutch, saucepan, or oven. Add the fennel, carrots, leeks, and some squash. Saute for 3 – 5 minutes until all the veggies 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 to 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 increase the flavor and make this soup ultra-healing. It’s very nourishing for your system and will help you get back on track with your digestion power.
We’re using some leeks, carrots, fennel, and squash as our main soup ingredients and I’ve got to say, it’s a 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 packed with many flavors!