We brought back pounds of sweet potatoes and carrots from our friends Organic farm in Gainesville. Yesterday I made the most delicious soup, totally worth sharing.
Give this recipe a try. It takes just a few minutes to prepare. Simple, Delicious, and Power packed with Goodness.
1 1/2 medium sized Sweet Potatoes (peeled) –Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, several B vitamins, and many of vitamins and minerals.
1 Large Onion minced –Onions boost immune stystem, and help regulate blood sugar, and have anti inflammatory properties.
5 cloves of Garlic–High in Maganese and B 6, and more.. Full of Antioxidants. Garlic has long been used as a potent medicine. Fights infection, lowers blood pressure, helps detoxify heavy metals, helps balance cholestoral levels, and much more.
1 1/2 cups of Red Lentils (Rinsed)-High in protein, fiber, folate, calcium and iron.
6 Thinly sliced pieces of Ginger (take the ginger out before serving)-Well known for easing nausea and digestive issues, ginger also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties
1 tablespoon finely minced Fresh Turmeric-Very Powerful Antioxidant and also anti-inflammatory
2 large Carrots- High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, full of antioxidants, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals.
2-3 teaspoons Pink Himalayan salt (add more if desired)-Promotes healthy PH balance and contains over 80 trace elements.
3 tablespoons Organic Butter or Ghee-Perfect balance of omega 3 and 6 and also contains high amounts of vitamin A
Sprinkle of Red pepper flakes-Contains Capsicum which fights inflammation and helps alleviate nerve pain.
Combine everything, except the butter, in a large pot filled with water. Less water for thicker lentils, more water for more of a liquid soup. Bring to Boil. Lower the heat and allow to cook for 45 minutes and then add the butter or ghee. Cook for another 15-20 minutes.. And ENJOY. Simple, Healthy, Delicious. Power Packed A+ lentils.
Every couple of days, I make a big pot of lentils, split peas, or beans.. It is easy, inexpensive, and nutritious and it lasts for several meals!!!