It’s that time of the year where we focus on our fitness and skincare routines more than ever. If this sounds like you as we start the new year, then this blog post is a must-read. This week I’m sharing my favorite soup recipe for glowing skin! This recipe is an all-time favorite. It’s so easy to make and tastes GREAT! Let’s dive right in.
How can soup make your skin glow, exactly? Well, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A, or Retinol. Retinol is that anti-aging thing that we always pay loads on money for. Well, now you can double dose it! But this nourishing soup doesn’t stop with a skin boost. It’s also great for your immune system and general wellbeing. The nutrients in carrots play an important role in immune function, wound healing, growth, and supporting strong, healthy bones. Carrots are strongly alkalizing, so by adding fresh ginger and turmeric, you can really up the ante on its anti-inflammatory properties.
Here’s How to Make My Carrot Ginger Soup
– 2.5 lbs carrots
– 1 onion
– 3 stalks of lemongrass
– 1 serrano pepper
– 2” chunk of fresh ginger
– 2” chunk of fresh turmeric
– 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
– Garnish with: juice from a lime wedge, cilantro, sprinkling shaved almonds or pumpkin seeds
– Optional: kaffir leaves
1. Peel and chop the carrots and onion and place them in a heavy soup pot.
2. Peel the outer layer off the lemongrass and chop it into three large pieces that are about 3-4 inches long. Add to pot.
3. Chop serrano pepper, ginger, and turmeric. Add to pot.
4. Add 5 cups of water (make sure everything is covered or add more water).
5. Cook on medium heat until carrots are tender and easily pierced with a fork.
6. Remove the lemongrass stalks.
7. Ladle off about 2-4 cups of the broth before you add the coconut milk.
8. Add can of coconut milk. Optional: Add kaffir leaves and keep cooking for 5-10 minutes after you have added the coconut milk.
9. Using an immersion or regular blender, blend until smooth but not watery. Adjust consistency for your own preference by slowly adding a little of the ladled-off carrot broth back in.
10. Top with freshly squeezed lime juice, cilantro, and sprinkling of nuts or seeds.
What’s not to love about a warm soup in colder weather, especially when it’s so good for your skin and body?! I hope you all love this one. As always, feel free to tag me @AskHeatherMariannaBlog for reposts. Do you have any favorite skin boosting recipes you want to share?