This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .
Soups have magical healing powers.
They are very easy to digest, have a wonderful warming quality and are very nutritious.
For extra healing power, I recommend making your own bone broth.
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BONE BROTH?
- Excellent source of minerals, like calcium and magnesium
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves digestion (it’s one of the best things you can do to heal your gut).
- It’s delicious!
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 big carrots, cut into chunks
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 4 cups chicken broth (preferably home-made)
- 1 can (400ml) coconut milk (full fat) or cream
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot, heat the garlic and olive oil until warm.
- Add the carrots, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring the mixture frequently.
- Add the broth and bring the soup to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes until the carrots are tender.
- Remove the pot from the heat.
- Blend the mixture with a stand mixer or in the blender.
- Add the coconut milk.
- Season with salt and pepper.
If serving immediately, return the soup to a burner set on low heat until warm. Serve and enjoy!
Pro Tip: Double the recipe and keep some in the freezer for those days when you don’t feel like cooking.
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, MSc, MBChB, FAARM, IFMCP is a Calgary-based Integrative and Functional medicine practitioner. He is the medical director at the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine and The Brain Centre of Alberta specializing in complex medical conditions. He was born in South Africa and obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFM), is board certified with a fellowship in anti-aging (hormones) and regenerative medicine (A4M), a certified Shoemaker Mold Treatment Protocol Practitioner (CIRS) and ILADS trained in the treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections. He is the co-author of a recent paper published by Dr. Afrin’s group: Diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome: a global “consensus-2”. Read more about Dr. Bruce Hoffman.