Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, & Lentil Soup

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This silky smooth soup combines sweet potatoes, carrots, apple and lentil to create a rich bowl of comforting goodness. Perfect on a cold blustery day.

 

This silky smooth sweet potato soup has fiber rich foods like sweet potatoes and lentils which will help keep you full and can assist with losing weight.

 

This beautiful soup is one of my favourites. The ginger and chilli powder give it a nice kick, and I love the way that my kitchen smells as this soup simmers on my stove. The combination of these hearty ingredients just leave me feeling like I’m doing something really good for myself. Let’s talk about sweet potatoes for a minute – shall we?

 

Sweet potatoes and lentils are both complex carbs which contain fiber. I highly recommend both to my weight loss clients because thanks to the fiber, they also leave you feeling fuller which reduces overeating and helps you to manage cravings. Lentils were KEY in helping me to lose 30 pounds!

 

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Another added benefit is that sweet potatoes and lentils both help to stabilize your blood sugar so will keep your energy nice and stable. Stabilizing your blood sugar is also key for helping you to lose or maintain weight.

 

I LOVE to cook with sweet potatoes. I’m giving you fair warning that you will see lots of recipes with sweet potatoes on this blog (like here and here). I mean – they are so versatile! Whether they’re roasted with savoury spices, mashed or baked in a pie (more on that later), sweet potatoes are the MVP in plenty of recipes.

 

Other than tasting delicious, sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C, D as well as iron. If there is one Vitamin your body needs in increased quantities in the Winter; it’s Vitamin C.

 

It is so important to make sure that your body always has adequate amounts of Vitamin C in the winter. Many people wait until the first signs of a cold to take Vitamin C. That’s like putting on a raincoat after you’ve been standing in the rain for an hour.

 

You need to stock up on Vitamin C BEFORE you catch a cold to minimize your chances of getting sick in the first place. With one serving you’ll have over half the recommended intake of Vitamin C.

 

If you’re trying to lose weight, not eating enough carbs can actually slow down your metabolism. Carbohydrates contain important phytochemicals, fiber, vitamins and minerals. You just want to make sure you stick with the right ones.

 

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You’ll spend the most time for this recipe chopping veggies, about 20 minutes or so, but trust me when I say it’s sooo worth it. After that, sit back, soak in the aroma and let your stove do the rest of the work.

 

Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple & Lentil Soup
Serves 5
This silky smooth soup combines sweet potatoes, carrots, apple and lentil to create a rich bowl of comforting goodness. Perfect on a cold blustery day.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
  2. 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
  3. 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  4. 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  5. 1 large onion, chopped
  6. 4 cups vegetable broth
  7. 2 cups water
  8. 1/2 cup red lentils
  9. 2 tablespoons minced ginger (fresh is best, but bottled is fine)
  10. 2 teaspoons salt
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  13. 1 teaspoon paprika
  14. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  15. 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, apple and onion. Cook stirring often until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add broth, water and remaining ingredients EXCEPT brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, covered, until lentils and vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes. Remove from stove and cool.
  3. In batches, pour cooled soup into a blender. Try not to fill more than halfway. Hold down the lid of the blender with a kitchen towel and begin to pulse carefully, then puree.
  4. Return soup to the pot , stir in brown sugar, and reheat before serving.
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7 thoughts on “Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, & Lentil Soup

    1. Hi Jessica,
      Each serving is about 160 calories and 7g fat, 5g fiber, 5g protein. It’s really high in Vitamin A (great for eye sight, skin, hair, nails), Vitamin C (warding off colds and keeping your immune system strong), iron and manganese (which helps your body to metabolize fat and carbs). I don’t typically post nutritionals because when it comes to eating real whole foods instead of focusing on how much you eat {aka calories}, I like to help people shift the focus to WHAT you eat. Thanks for visiting the blog! Come on back and let me know how you liked the soup!

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