Simple celery & sweet potato soup
Oh happy sweet potato day! This soup is quick and easy to make – it takes approximately 20 minutes. It is therefore perfect for dinner on a hectic day when you may be lacking creativity. If you make a large portion, you can pop some in the freezer. The soup is packed with nutrients and is delicious. Doesn’t get much better than that.
3-4 portions (20 minutes):
- 300 gram sweet potato (two small)
- 300 gram celeriac (sellerirot) (1/3)
- 1 yellow onion
- 8 dl water (or broth)
- Salt and pepper
- Juice from half a lemon
- Garden cress (karse)
- Evt. hvitløk
Chop sweet potato and celeriac into cubes, and slice the onion. Put the ingredients in a stock pot with 2 tbs water and all the spices. Let it work its magic for 5 minutes before you add 8 dl water and let it boil for 15 minutes. Take out some veggie bites to add as topping later, and mix the rest with a hand mixer until its smooth. Best served with some fried chickpeas, the veggie bites you saved and some herbs like garden cress.
CELERIAC is a small (large) veggie that is amazing for soups or oven baking. It is low in calories but packed with nutrients. It contains a lot of B-vitamin (folate) and vitamin C. Folate is important for new blood cell creation and for heart health. Vitamin C is known to strengthen the immune system, to aid in the uptake of iron, and protect against free radicals (1).
SWEET POTATO is full of betacarotene which helps you get a nice foundation for your next tan and hinders you from becoming burned. It transforms into vitamin A in the body, which is important for your sight. It also contains dietary fiber, which is important for the tummy (2).