Detox-Soup: Sweet Potato & Ginger

Difficulty: * | ***
Preparation time: max. 30 minutes

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A little introduction

I knew about detoxing and I’ve read about detox teas and juices, but soups? That was new to me. But as I’m thinking of it, it totally makes sense: with the right ingredients they can be real vitamin-bombs. Plus, they’re perfect for this cold weather since they will warm you from the inside. So get ready for a new trend coming straight outta Hollywood!

Since I’m trying to kickstart this new year 2016 as a healthy one I thought that I’d give it a try! So I cooked this sweet-potatoe and ginger soup I read about in a magazine and was literally blown away by how delicious it was! In fact, it was so good, that my brother asked me where I bought it, haha!

Of course this one soup is not going to detoxify you. That process takes up to 3 days and involves lots of soup eating, water drinking and… well… more soups. Doesn’t sound too exiting, doesn’t it? I thought so as well! But now that I realized just how good this can taste, I might even consider it!

But enough of this! Find the recipe below. 🙂


Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 3 (medium sized) sweet potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 TB Coconut Oil (I used Olive Oil)
  • 1 TB grated ginger root
  • 1 bundle of lemongrass (optional)
  • 1,5 L water
  • 1/4 L coconut milk
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 TB chopped parsley
  • 1/2 TB Chili flakes (optional)

Can be served with: beef, white bread or crackers.


Preparation in 6 easy steps:

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and carrot and chop them to squares.
  2. Heat the pot with some oil, then gently roast the vegetables, ginger, lemongrass bundle and chili flakes.
  3. Add the water and let cook until the veggies are soft.
  4. Remove lemongrass and add the coconut milk.
  5. Purée the soup until creamy and smooth.
  6. Lastly, add salt/pepper and parsley!

ENJOY! 🙂

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If I could convince you into cooking this soup as well, then leave me a comment, email me, send me a picture or tag me on Instagram! I’d love to hear about your opinion on it! 🙂

And I believe that I’m definitely trying more of those – and even consider the whole 3-day soup detox. But first I’ll do some research on it and might even write a post about the topic. Therefore I only got left to say: stay tuned!

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