With June weather being a little iffy lately, I was craving a warm healing soup when I developed this recipe on a rainy day. The slow cooker allows for ultimate cooking ease. A base of sweet potatoes creates a nice creamy soup with a beautiful orange color. The turmeric gives a unique flavor (plus all the healing benefits of curcumin). And this soup gets its zing from spicy ginger and a pinch of cayenne. The game changer is the splash of red wine vinegar at the end! Use bone broth, if you have, for it’s gut healing power (more on this soon), but a vegetable or chicken soup stock would work as well!
Sweet Potato Zinger Soup
A warm healing soup with the health benefits of turmeric. Friendly for the autoimmune protocol diet.
- 2 large or 3 regular sweet potatoes cubed
- 2 carrot stalks chopped
- ½ large or 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 inch of ginger peeled
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp each salt and pepper
- Pinch cayenne
- 6 cups bone broth (or soup stock)
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Place all ingredients except red wine vinegar into a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
Once cooked, carefully use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Or, carefully blend (in batches) in a blender. Add red wine vinegar and mix or blend to combine. Top with nutritional yeast and sprouts, if desired.