Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

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  • 6–7 cups water (or sodium-free vegetable stock)
  • 4 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cardamom pod, crushed (or ¼ tsp cardamom powder)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25–30 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Optional: purée in a blender or food processor for a creamy and soothing consistency.
  5. Optional: to enjoy as an entree, add protein such as quinoa or pureed mung dahl beans. Or, consider this soup a side dish option.

Non-Cleansing Option: Add ½–1 tsp of oil per serving, such as ghee, butter, coconut oil or olive oil. During the spring, it is best to avoid butter. Another option is to add ½ cup of nuts or seeds, such as cashews, when pureeing.

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