Thanksgiving week is upon us. It is a time to get together with loved ones to make memories, and of course — to eat. While Thanksgiving is a time for indulging in our favorite foods, it is important to include healthy recipes as well and to go all-organic. This creamy Thanksgiving sweet potato soup is perfect for your annual family get together. Let’s take a look at the ingredients.
One of cayenne peppers most potent properties is its ability as an anti-inflammatory agent. It is believed that the hotter the pepper, the stronger the anti-inflammatory properties.
Onions are an excellent source of a sulfur molecule called Onionin A, which inhibits the activity of the white blood cells that cause inflammation. Onions are also packed with antioxidants, the most potent being quercetin. This antioxidant also provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
They are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are two key antioxidants for overall health. Sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties, and have shown benefits in regulating blood sugar.
• In a large pot, heat 2 tbsps of olive oil
• Add 1 chopped onion and season with salt and pepper
• Cook for about 5 minutes
• Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic and cook for about 2 minutes
• Add 4 sweet potatoes, cubed
• Add 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock and 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
• Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes
• After sweet potatoes become tender, puree in a blender until smooth
• Transfer mixture back to pot and season with Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this creamy Thanksgiving sweet potato soup!
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