I can literally think of tons of people I know off the top of my head who seem like they’re always feeling run down and lethargic. It almost seems like it’s become the norm in this day and age. I genuinely believe one of the main reasons for this is because they’re eating diets full of processed junk foods. If they were to instead focus on eating all-natural whole foods that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, it would be amazing how quickly they would start to feel better. If you’ve been struggling with your nutrition, then today’s recipe for a vitamin-rich turmeric soup is a great way to start upping your nutrient intake in an easy to follow way. Make a bowl of this soup a few times per week and I’m positive you’ll notice your mood and energy levels improving pretty quickly.
How to Make Turmeric Soup
The great thing about this turmeric soup is that it’s so incredibly straightforward to prepare. You’ll just need to add a bit of coconut oil to a large pot and heat it up over a medium heat to get started. Then add in one medium sized onion and cook it for about 4-5 minutes. I love adding onions into my soup recipes because of how much flavor they add. They’re also packed full of unique flavonoids that offer quite a few great health benefits. Several studies have found that onions have anticarcinogenic properties, antithrombotic activity, and antiasthmatic effects, among other benefits. (1)
After cooking the onion, go ahead and add in two garlic cloves that have been minced. Garlic always ends up pairing beautifully with onion, and this soup is no exception. Not only does it add a ton of flavor to the recipe, but it’s also incredibly healthy like onions are as well – which is no surprise considering they’re both members of the Allium family of vegetables. Garlic is well known to help give your immune system a boost, relieve inflammation, and it may even help to prevent cancer. (2)
Cook the garlic for 30 seconds and then add in the carrots and your mix of spices – ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Most of the vitamin content of this recipe is actually provided by the carrots. They’re a great source of vitamin A (and by extension, beta carotene), potassium, vitamin K, dietary fiber, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Their antioxidant content is so great that one particular study found that just by drinking carrot juice individuals were able to increase their total antioxidant status while also decreasing their risk of cardiovascular disease. (3)
The mix of culinary spices used in this recipe is a great one as well, especially when it comes to making the soup even more delicious and nutritious. Along with adding a bit of chopped parsley or cilantro when garnishing your soup, the spices are packed full of even more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that makes them a great ingredient to use when cooking. (4)
To finish the soup off, simply add in three cups of homemade bone broth and two cups of water. Cover the pot, and bring the soup to a boil and leave it cook for between 20-30 minutes. Transfer your soup into a blender, blend until smooth, and then finally season with salt, pepper, and top with your choice of cilantro or parsley before serving.
If you’ve been feeling run down, I’d encourage you to make this meal at least a few times within the next week so you can see for yourself what a difference it can make. After that, you could also try out some of our other great soup recipes. Check them out below:
- Fat Burning Turmeric Sweet Potato Stew
- Detoxifying Turmeric Milk Soup
- Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Turmeric Soup
Vitamin-Rich Turmeric Soup for Healthy Skin
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ pounds carrot, peeled and chopped
½ inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated or ½ tsp ground ginger
½ inch fresh turmeric, peeled and grated or ½ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of cayenne pepper
3 cups homemade bone broth
2 cups water
salt, black pepper to taste
chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
- In a large pot heat the coconut oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened and translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the carrots and spices and saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the bone broth and water and bring the soup to a low boil.
- Cover with a lid and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender.
- Remove from the heat.
- Transfer the soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Serve warm with chopped parsley or cilantro.