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Food for Thought: Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

Tasty recipe with impressive health benefits

Becoming the healthiest you starts with two ingredients – preventive care and action steps. Annual visits with your primary care doctor are important. But the steps you take before and after your appointment also matter.

The journey to health continues at home in your kitchen. We recommend unwinding after a long day with a warm bowl of Carrot Ginger Soup. This recipe is tasty and packed with benefits you don’t want to miss out on.

We carrot about you

One of the main ingredients is carrots, an excellent source of vitamins, like vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K1. This veggie is rich in beta carotene. Your body converts the beta carotene into vitamin A, which is essential for growth, good vision and immune function. Carrots also contain vitamin C, a contributor to collagen production. That helps with your hair, skin and nail health, and supports the body as it heals from a wound. You also boost your bone health with the vitamin K1 that comes from carrots.

Ginger is good for you

Another powerhouse in this recipe is ginger. Did you know it helps with digestion and reduces nausea? Research shows it’s highly effective in taming the tummy and provides relief for other common health problems like muscle pain. Ginger contains a compound called gingerol, so it has anti-inflammatory effects on the body and also relieves stress.

Small, but mighty – garlic and onions

Not only do garlic and onions add great flavor to the soup, they both have impressive health benefits. These vegetables are part of the allium family of plants and have medicinal effects on the body.

Garlic can boost your immune system, which helps lower your chances of catching a cold. If you already are sick, eating garlic may reduce the severity of your symptoms. Onions are rich in vitamins like B9 and B6, yet low in calories. Folate (B9) is important for healthy red blood cell production. Vitamin B6 helps the body break down proteins and fats as well as supports brain health.

Studies also suggest that garlic and onions may lower the risk for some cancers (stomach cancer, esophageal cancer and colorectal cancer).

Let’s start cooking

Now you know the scoop on Carrot Ginger Soup. It’s loaded with nutrients. So, head on over to your kitchen and start cooking.

Carrot Ginger Soup


13 carrots peeled
1 large white onion
1.5 oz. fresh ginger
6 cloves garlic
4 cups vegetable stock
½ cup white wine


Dice carrots and onion and place in large pot. Peel and rough chop ginger and garlic and place in it pot.

Add cold wine and vegetable stock and bring all ingredients to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes and allow to cool for 10 min.

Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively, carefully add cooled soup mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.

Place in refrigerator and allow to cool overnight to allow flavors to fully develop.

Season with kosher salt to taste. Yields 48 ounces.

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