Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

by Metabolic Meals

by Metabolic Meals

Updated Jun 20, 2021

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Here is a simple soup recipe to get you through those cold winter evenings. It uses one of our favorite gluten-free carbohydrates, the Sweet Potato. One Sweet potato can provide over 400% of our daily needs for Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin b6, copper, manganese and fiber. This soup calls for boiling sweet potatoes, as boiling preserves more of its cancer-fighting properties than roasting.
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white onion, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 medium jalapeno chili, diced small
  • 2 ½ cups water, or vegetable stock, or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  • In a soup pot, add the oil, then the garlic, onion, and jalapeno.
  • Sauté on low heat until you can smell the garlic and the onions are translucent.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and water.
  • Bring to boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and puree until smooth.
  • Return to the soup pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Calories 248
Total Fat 8g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 4g
Protein 3g

The soup made be divided into 2 large soup bowls, or divided into mini shooter cups (as shown here)
For the photo, we’ve garnished the soup with a sprig of radish shoots

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Photographer: Carmen Troesser

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