There’s nothing like warming up with a bowl of hot soup! Not only does it help take the edge off of cold days, but soups are also amazing vessels for herbs. Adding herbs to soup recipes offers medicinal benefits while oftentimes enhancing flavors. We love this warming soup for Fall weather!
We also love soup because of how it offers built-in hydration. It’s a fabulous way to intake nutrients while also consuming more water–both essentials to staying healthy in the colder parts of the year.
As our bodies transition to the cooler temperatures, it can be hard to maintain the inner warmth that protects us against unwanted sickness. This is where herbs and soup can swoop to the rescue. This soup recipe is curated intentionally with fall in mind. Fall is such a beautiful time of year, but it also comes with challenges. One of them being–illness.
Adding warming herbs to your cozy food dish supports your body by keeping your inner fire burning strong. Enjoy this warming soup for fall! For more tips on the energetics of fall, see our new blog post here.
Use the recipe below to nourish yourself and stay healthy during sick season!
WARMING SOUP RECIPE
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 2 large sweet potatoes, diced
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 inch of ginger, minced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 4 cups baby spinach, or regular (destemmed)
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp chipotle powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne powder
- ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
- 4 slices of dried astragalus root (slices if possible) put into a small muslin bag
How to Make:
- In a large soup pot, saute onions in olive oil until translucent.
- Add in garlic, herbs/spices. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring regularly
- Add in can of tomatoes, coconut milk, chickpeas, carrots and sweet potatoes and vegetable or chicken broth
- Reduce heat, cover soup pot with a top and let simmer gently for approximately 30 minutes
- Turn heat off, let cool slightly, and enjoy
Fish out your Astragulus with a ladle. If you want to let it steep for longer, that is great.
Add this soup to your weekly meal planning to support your overall well-being this fall season.