Veggie Root Immunity Soup Recipe
1 bunch Beetroot (4 beetroots)
• 2 tsp Grapeseed Oil, or Ghee, or Coconut Oil
• 1/2 head Cauliflower (chopped)
• 3 Celery stalks (sliced)
• 2 Large Carrots (peeled & chopped)
• 1 Japanese Sweet Potato
• 1 Medium Brown Onion (chopped)
• 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
• 2 tbsp Coconut Yoghurt (Optional)
• Chopped Fresh Chives, to serve
Trim beetroot stems and leaves, then peel and chop beetroot. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add beetroot, cauliflower, Japanese sweet potato, stock and 1 cup water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour or until beetroot is tender. Cool slightly.
Process soup, in batches, until smooth. Return soup to pan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with coconut yoghurt. Sprinkle with chives. Serve and enjoy!
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