This ginger carrot soup is super yummy! It is one of my favorite soups to make when I'm feeling a little under the weather or just need something warm on a cold day. Not only is it creamy and delicious, but it is packed full of immunity boosting ingredients too!
It even works great for hangovers! I had the worst hangover today, like the ones that make you feel like death; you cant move, your head is pounding, and you feel like any movement will make you have to run to the bathroom. It was awful! Even though I wasn't the slightest bit hungry, I knew that eating something would make me feel better, and man-oh-man this soup worked wonders! Now while I recommend drinking in moderation, sometimes you just really get into celebrating with good friends and might go a little too far. I sure felt the repercussions today! Thankfully, this soup helped me feel so much better. I am not a big fan of using medicine when you don't need to, so here are some of my natural hangover remedies for you!
3 Natural Hangover Remedies:
- Eat before and after - Before drinking it is good to line your stomach and prevent quick absorption of alcohol. This helps your liver and can help to prevent a hangover. However, you need to eat good nutritious foods. Greasy food can actually make a hangover worse! After drinking food can help to again absorb some of that alcohol.
- Drink LOTS of water - Drink one glass of water with each alcoholic beverage. This will keep you hydrated and feeling way better the next day. The day after drinking it is good to continue to stay hydrated. Coconut water is the best. It actually hydrates you quicker than water can and is full of electrolytes.
- Take B12 - Drinking alcohol depletes vitamins in your body. This is why it is good to eat lots of veggies and plant-based foods after drinking - not greasy junk! Since B12 cannot be found in whole foods, it is good to eat foods fortified with this vitamin or simply take a B12 supplement right when you wake up.
So, whether you need to cure a hangover, or are just in the mood for something hearty and delicious this soup is perfect! It has quite a kick to it as well, so if you are not a spicy foods fan I would recommend to lower the pepper/ginger/hot sauce amounts, or simply add small amounts until its the level of heat you want!
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- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 lb carrots, chopped (~4 cups)
- 1 tbsp safflower oil (sub high smoke point oil*)
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp sriracha (sub chili sauce)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Toppings: Fresh basil, shaved/grated ginger (optional)
- Heat a large pot over medium heat. While the pot is heating up, chop garlic and carrots. Add to pot with oil and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Next, add vegetable stock, water, and non-dairy milk. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until carrots are tender.
- Transfer to a blender and add sriracha, turmeric, black pepper, and salt. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Use a ‘puree’ setting if you have it.
- Serve immediately with fresh basil and ginger. Enjoy!
- Every oil has a smoking point; or a temperature in which it starts to smoke. When an oil smokes it indicates that unwanted chemicals have been released, which is something you do not want to eat. Every oil is good for different things, so don’t be the person that uses EVOO for EVERYTHING! Olive oil actually has the lowest smoking point and should only be used raw. Think salad dressing, sauces, etc. – never cooking. So, when sautéing, or cooking at high temps, it is important to remember 1) use high smoke point oils, 2) only cook as long as needed, and 3) do not overcook to maintain flavor and health benefits! Some high smoke point oils include; safflower, almond, avocado, grapeseed, sesame, and sunflower.