Creamy Low Fat Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

This is a lightly spiced, low fat and crohns friendly soup; full of vitamins and nutrients.

Naturally sweetened from the sweet potato, no need to add sugar or honey.

Benefits include:

  • Sweet Potatoes; rich in Vitamins C and B6, they are also a good source of potassium and magnesium.
  • Turmeric; an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, may also help improve symptoms of depression, and can boost your immune system.
  • Cumin; a spice which increases antioxidant intake, promotes digestion and provides iron.
  • 2 leeks, roughly sliced
  • 1 celery stick, roughly diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 2″ chunk of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pint of good quality stock, veg or chicken
  • 400ml tin of low fat coconut milk
  • Sauté the leeks and celery in a little olive oil, add the carrots and sweet potatoes.
  • Cook for 5 minutes before adding ginger, garlic and the spices.
  • Season well with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Add a handful of thyme leaves.
  • Pour in the stock and the coconut milk.
  • Cook on low for 20-25 minutes.
  • Blend to be smooth and serve.