There is something so refreshing about ginger carrot soup. The incredible zing of ginger with the distinct carrot flavor is a dance for your tastebuds. This is one of those soup recipes that is passed on in families because those who know, know. Pin this recipe!
Carrot and Ginger Soup is a MUST Try!
This carrot and ginger soup is like a bowl of sunshine. It's one of those carrot soup recipes that we are so lucky to have. I'm really crazy about this carrot and ginger soup recipe because of the combination of carrot and ginger flavors, but also because it's a healthy dish I can serve my family and know they will love it. So let's dive into the facts about carrot ginger soup and then the recipe is right at the bottom of this post if you prefer to scroll! (Just don't forget to bookmark this for later in case you have questions.)
What are the benefits of carrot soup?
This carrot ginger soup recipe is the definition of detoxing and cleansing. The carrot has been used for millennia by Chinese, Indian, Greek and many other cultures. This sweet carrot is high in antioxidants, vitamins A & C; calcium; potassium; fiber as well as calcium and magnesium.
Here are just a few health benefits:
Alkalized your body – the carrot is an alkaline food that helps keep our bodies in balance with all that acidic food we consume (everything from red meat to coffee). Reduce Cancer Risk – with Carotenoids which act as antioxidants helping protect DNA against mutations. Lessens Inflammation – Ginger contains essential oils (such as gingerol) which provide anti-inflammatory properties. Boosts Digestion – Carrots and ginger are both good for digestion. Ginger helps aid the body with spasms of the stomach.
What is carrot and ginger juice good for?
Carrot and ginger juice is great to make when you are feeling under the weather or if you want that boost in your immune system. The carrot and ginger combination is perfect for those days when you need an immune boost!
Remember, carrot juice must be consumed within 24 hours of making it to keep all the nutrients fresh. I love juicing carrots because it's so fast and easy – we've made 3 large carrot glasses full of carrot & ginger juice in about 20 minutes – no fussing with cutting the vegetables up, washing them out etc…
Does Ginger strengthen your immune system?
Yes! Ginger is a herb with an essential oil that contains anti-inflammatory properties. This means it has the ability to reduce swelling and ease pain in the body. The aroma from ginger also helps boost your immune system, preventing infection. Hallelujah for those wonderful essential oils!
What is ginger good for?
Ginger has long been used to treat nausea and vomiting. It helps calm the stomach lining and also fight off bacteria & viruses. People who suffer from heartburn, ulcers, or diarrhea can greatly benefit from ginger due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oils found in Ginger are the key! They combat illness and pain. Some people mix carrot juice with a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger juice each morning as part of their daily diet – this not only tastes great but gives your immune system that boosts that it needs! Try carrot soup this winter season – you'll be surprised how much you love it.
Can you substitute fresh ginger instead of ground ginger?
Fresh ginger is always preferable, but you do need a bit more than if you were to use ground ginger. Most people don't keep fresh ginger on hand because it's not used often enough, but for this recipe, use a full teaspoon of fresh minced ginger for the 1/2 tsp of ground ginger.
How can carrot soup help me lose weight?
Carrots are high in vitamin A and C which aid your body in burning fat faster on top of being low in calories and filled with fiber. This soup happens to be only 1 point per serving no matter which myww plan you are on! Carrot soup can definitely be part of a healthy adult diet for losing weight.
How long do carrots last in the fridge?
If you're anything like me, you tend to buy produce and then forget it exists in the vegetable drawer. However, if carrots are stored properly, they can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. You'll want to store carrots in a plastic bag, away from any other produce. The most important thing is that carrots don't come into contact with any moistness or water as this will cause them to spoil faster.
Can you freeze carrot soup?
This carrot ginger soup recipe freezes well! It is great for putting in those containers and pulling out when you need it. Always make sure you are using air-tight containers when putting things in the freezer. Here are some that I recommend.
Can carrot soup be made vegan?
Definitely! Just substitute the butter with coconut oil. A couple of tablespoons will do. Make sure to take the chicken stock out as well. Vegetable or herb stock will also work if you do not want to use water alone.
How do you fix bland carrot soup?
If carrot soup is bland, add more carrot! Carrots are so sweet and will carry the flavors of anything that you add – use the carrot as your flavor base. I've found adding a little bit of Walden Maple Walnut syrup helps as well, but it's completely optional. In addition, choo
What other ingredients can be added?
This carrot ginger soup is best made with all carrot, but there is no reason why you could not add some squash or root vegetables to it if you want even more immune boosting properties. You could also make this in your crockpot and when it's done – puree it for that silky consistency we all love! If you don't have carrot ginger soup at Thanksgiving or Christmas… then you need to change that!
Can I add additional spices to this recipe?
Absolutely! Add a hint of cinnamon with black pepper if you want more spice in your carrot soup, but remember fresh carrot tastes best The true flavor shines through most when carrot is cooked less and allowed to be naturally sweet – then enhanced with other flavors. You can also add pumpkin pie spice to give it some more warmth for fall inspired flavors.
Carrot and Ginger soup can be stored in the fridge for a few days – simply warm up when ready to serve and add some cream or coconut milk (if vegan). This will thicken up your carrot & ginger soup too if you have leftovers that are too thin… so good!
Why is my carrot soup bitter?
Carrot soup can be bitter due to the carrot being overcooked for too long. You can also add more carrot to it, a little bit of sweetener such as maple syrup, use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock and add some coconut milk (if vegan).
How Many Points Are In This Recipe?
With the new PersonalPoints Plan, points can vary for each individual person based on their unique list of zero point foods. Points can also vary with different brands. Please use your recipe maker to determine your exact points.
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Easy Ginger Carrot Spring Soup Recipe
Ginger adds a spicy zing to this easy and delicious carrot soup recipe. Ground ginger is recommended though one can experiment using freshly grated ginger.
- 2 Tbsp light butter
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1 small garlic clove (minced)
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 2 ½ cups sliced carrots
- ¼ cup long grain brown rice
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning
- In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Sauté onion and garlic until tender.
- Add ginger and sauté briefly.
- Add chicken broth, carrots, and rice. Bring to the boil. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes.
- Let cool slightly before pureeing with a hand-held blender or food processor till smooth.
- Stir in chopped fresh parsley and season with salt and ground pepper to taste
Makes 6 servings of spring ginger carrot soup. This recipe freezes well.
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