See that title? Yea, that is how the soup SHOULD go. I have to laugh at myself because I seriously thought that a little under 25g of fresh ginger would be barely noticeable. Whoops. So, we can all learn from my mistake, and add more apple and less ginger. Otherwise, this soup was amazing. I really love to cook, and fall is my favorite time of year because I like really simple recipes. What gets simpler than soup? I hope a few of you tried my butternut squash soup from a few posts earlier. That really is my favorite, but this comes in a close second, right next to my winter bean soup which I will post in a few weeks. This recipe is vegan, and only has 70kcal per cup. I'm not sure if you can call it 'paleo' because I honestly don't know the paleo rules (meaning, I have no idea if a can of vegetable broth is paleo). But if veggie broth IS paleo, then bam! Its paleo. I like to refer to it as healthy. Not the USDA's or FDA's version of healthy, because lets be real, when you have grains as the staple food on the food pyramid, you are not quite right in the head. Just all natural healthy.
Oh yea, if you don't have a food scale, you should get one. No pressure. But really, you should get one.
2lbs chopped carrots (big chunks)
25-50g of onion
100-150g of apple
LESS THAN 25g OF GINGER (HOLY CRAP)
2 cans of vegetable broth
1. Chop up onion, carrots, apple, and ginger and add it to a pan or pot. Pour vegetable broth over top. If you need more broth I just added water.
2. Let simmer for about 45 minutes or until carrots are soft.
3. Add to blender and blend until smooth.
4. The spices I added while it was blending are as follows: salt, cayenne pepper, curry, and cinnamon. I added cinnamon to tone down the ginger....so don't use a lot of ginger.
5. Scoop into a bowl and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and flax seed. Enjoy.
About Jessica Sunier:
Jess is the owner and creator of FitPOWER. FitPOWER, LLC is the only training studio in Milwaukee, WI run by a certified exercise physiologist through the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. Jessica has been an exercise physiologist for 5 years and has been training for almost 8 years. The studio is dedicated and has made advances in becoming a greener and more Eco-friendly training facility. FitPOWER has moved from chemical based cleaning to using Norwex cleaning cloths to eliminate the toxins chemicals leave behind after cleaning. Recycling is a priority along with the use of natural sunlight as the main source of lighting. The goal of FitPOWER is to empower their client to take back control of their health. FitPOWER has found their niche in post physical therapy allowing individuals fresh out of physical therapy to enter back into a workout routine comfortably and safely. Among her amazing accomplishments, Jessica is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling competitor, and trains many BJJ men and women.
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President, Wisconsin Association of Exercise Physiologists (WIAEP)