Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup: Clean and Detoxing

April 30, 2015 11:03 pm Last Updated: May 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Enjoy this 20-minute, one-pot, clean-eating, and detoxing soup.

One medium carrot contains 204 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin A, which is the vitamin responsible for maintaining the health of your eyes. Carrots are also a good source of vitamins K and C.

Vitamin K aids your blood’s ability to clot and contributes to bone strength and kidney health. Remember that vitamins A and K are fat soluble, so be sure to pair your carrots with some form of healthy fat to ensure absorption.

The vitamin C in carrots combats free radicals, which leads to vibrant, glowing skin. Vitamin C also helps maintain a healthy immune system, strong teeth and gums, and helps your body absorb iron from plant foods. Eat up!

Fresh ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood.

Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Fresh ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood. It enhances immunity and also helps with nausea, among many other benefits. We love ginger in soups, smoothies, tonics, dressings, and teas.

Enjoy this vegan and gluten-free soup hot, or enjoy it cold right from your mason jar as a savory grab-and-go treat. This soup also freezes well, so make a big batch and store it in your freezer for a quick and healthy meal in no time.

Eat this vegan, gluten-free soup hot or enjoy it cold, right from a mason jar as a savory grab-and-go snack. (Courtesy of Embody Wellness)
Eat this vegan, gluten-free soup hot or enjoy it cold, right from a mason jar as a savory grab-and-go snack. (Courtesy of Embody Wellness)

Recipe

Ingredients

Use organic when possible.

  • 5 full-size carrots, washed and chopped
  • 1 quart (32 ounces) of organic vegetable stock
  • 1/3 cup red lentils, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup of homemade almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 purple onion, chopped
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, remove skin and toss in
  • 1 tablespoon of Braggs Liquid Aminos or Raw Coconut Aminos (both are soy sauce alternatives with no soy)
  • Himalayan sea salt to your liking

Garnish:

Sesame oil to drizzle, micro-arugula, raw organic sunflower seeds, and Himalayan sea salt to your liking.

In one pot, add all ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes on low/medium heat. Pour into high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with sesame oil, micro-arugula, sunflower seeds, and Himalayan sea salt. To make it more hearty, add quinoa or coconut black rice.

Enjoy the simplicity and clean ingredients! Go ahead and embody wellness.

Christine Beal Dunst and Stephanie Rapp are the co-founders of Embody Wellness Company, specializing in creating customizable holistic wellness and nutrition programs targeted at life’s most important milestones: marriage, children, and career. For more information, visit EmbodyWellnessCompany.com.