Recipe: Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

The season of change is in motion. As the days of Autumn carry a light and cool breeze, the browning of the earth writes the message of grounding and nourishment in its breath. The waning daylight invites us to light up our homes earlier, and the later dawn to stay wrapped up in bed just a little while longer. Your belly is hungry for some warmth and your mind is craving a slower pace.

Just say “Yes” to the invitation for calming warmth. Inaugurate the season by bringing the focus back into your home with this recipe. Clear your to-do for at least one night this week and commemorate the season on this harmonious note. Slow down  and sit down with this creamy and delightful Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup — perfect for those on the move.

RECIPE:
(Serves 4)
1 tbsp olive oil (or GHEE)
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
3.5 cup cubed sweet potatoes
4 cups fresh spinach
1.5cup water
1 tsp salt – or to taste
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp garam masala (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
In a large pot on medium-heat, heat oil. Add onions, ginger, and garlic and saute until the onion starts to caramelize, about 5 min. Add sweet potatoes, spinach and water and salt, cover with lid, and cook until sweet potatoes are softened, about 15-20min. In a blender or food processor, puree until fairly smooth, but leave a bit chunky. Stir in pepper, garam masala and serve.

NUTRITION INSIGHT:
Sweet Potato: Nourishes RBC, Alkalizing, and filled with Vitamin A, C, Potassium, and Beta-Carotene. It’s also a Spleen-Tonic and oh-so-deliciously earthy.

Spinach: Builds stamina, is an anti-inflammatory and filled with Calcium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin, A, E and K. It is also a vegetarian bone tonic making it a delicious option for those who are Vegan or Vegetarian.

All Copyrights Reserved by Deepika Dabhi © 2016

Deepika is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, AyurYoga, Hatha and Tantra Yoga Teacher, and a Wellness Educator. She will be leading the Ayurveda portion of The House of Yogi Teacher Training. She strongly believes that 8 real hugs a day, tea time, puppies, sacred sexuality, journaling and service are the secret to healing the world. Find out more at Wholehearted Wellness.

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