I am so so sorry for the blog hiatus!! I started my masters programme in Human Nutrition back in September and juggling working and studying has been a whole new adventure (I might write a separate blog about that). Plus, I have recently recovered from the LONGEST bout of flu/cold symptoms I have had in might entire life. I put it down to all the commuting on the train that I am having to do on the train, as opposed to cycling!
I probably tried out all the home remedies for fighting the flu under the sun; from lemon and ginger tea to echinacea and it just felt like nothing was working!! The last thing I wanted to do was think about food, but actually, eating was the best way to keep my energy levels up and get some healing vitamins in me to aid recovery!
One of the easiest meals i could rustle up for myself was soup!! When my taste buds died and quinoa just was an irritant to my throat, soup was my best friend!!
So, today's recipe is my go to one-pot sweet potato soup featuring my trusted Nutri Ninja!
Sweet Potato Soup
(Vegan & Gluten Free)
2 Sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
1 red onion (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 carrot (sliced)
1 cup of spinach
1 sprig of thyme
1 TBSP dried basil
1 veg stock cube (I used Kallo yeast free veg stock)
1 tsp rapeseed oil
1 TBSP of black pepper
-On a medium heat, add your onions, oil and garlic in the pan and saute until onions have caramelised.
-Add all your other vegetable ingredients to the top (except the spinach) along with the water and cover for 20mins)
-Turn off the stove once the soup is cooked and add the spinach on top (the goal is to not cook the nutrients out of the spinach, hence putting it in at the end).
-Divide half of the mixture into the Ninja (or blender of choice) and lightly pulse to your desired texture!
Oooh I can't wait for you to try this one!!