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Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

Eating a rainbow of colors isn’t so easy in the winter, but here is a soup that is as sweet and pungent as it is colorful. More accurately, the soup will be as colorful as the sweet potatoes that you choose, which come in an array whose colors include red, orange, purple, yellow and white. With the added benefit of only 3 grams of fat per serving, this soup is a winner for your health.

INGREDIENTS
1 teaspoon ghee or olive oil
1 pinch red chili flakes
1 cup chopped leeks or onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 tablespoons tamari or Bragg Liquid Aminos
5 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoons coriander
1 teaspoon garam masala
6 cups vegetable stock
╝ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the red chili flakes, leeks, ginger, and aminos. SautÚ for two or three minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and sautÚ until they are well coated and begin to brown slightly. Add the coriander and garam masala. SautÚ another two minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the vegetable stock to cover the sweet potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender. Blend with a hand blender or food processor into a smooth consistency, adding more stock as necessary. Reheat before serving and garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Serves 4.

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Adapted from The Chopra Center Cookbook by Deepak Chopra (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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11:37PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

thank you!

4:12AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Thanks

7:32PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

This sounds so good!!!

2:52PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

interesting

12:23PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

yum

12:14PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Yummy

9:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

Mmmmmm...sounds magnificently spicey!!

12:57AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thanks, will try this)

4:41AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Looks yummy, must try it

1:23AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Thank you - that recipe is just the answer for revving up a slow metabolism....

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