PSA: Happy Monday, everyone! Between working on my book and traveling (I'm currently in New Orleans), I've been a little overwhelmed, so I reached out to my dear friend Carley to see if she would be interested in doing a guest post. I was thrilled when she agreed, and I'm so excited to share her amazing recipe today. Carley is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the genius behind Fairy Gut Mother. Hope you love! xo Candace
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If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I strongly believe bone broth is the one of the most important parts to optimal health. It provides countless nutrients and is amazing for gut health. Bone broth is also great for joint health and is anti-inflammatory, containing nutrients that help support the muscular and skeletal system like collagen and gelatin.
Let’s be honest though, it is way easier to whip up a nourishing broth in the winter when nothing sounds better than a comforting bowl of homemade soup than in warmer weather when all you want is something light and refreshing. I totally get it. But, just because the weather is warming up does not mean you should cut back on your broth consumption. Actually, this is one of the most important times to consume broth to boost your immune system so you can stay healthy during cold and flu season!
Ok, back to it being too hot outside for broth. Well, I have just the perfect remedy: a refreshing soup that tastes PERFECT served hot or cold! It is my Carrot Orange Ginger Soup made with nourishing chicken broth. The taste is so refreshing, both hot and cold, so it is perfect to have on hand during the spring months when you may be craving something a little warmer or cooler depending on the temps outside. Plus, now is the best time for citrus fruits! This recipe calls for Cara-Cara oranges which are a beautiful orange/red color but whatever you can find at the store would work well.
Here is how you make it:
· 8 carrots
· 1-inch piece ginger
· ½ red onion
· Grass-fed butter or ghee
· 4-6C Chicken Broth
· Cara-Cara Orange (or whatever you have handy)
· Sea Salt
To make, coarsely chop carrots, ginger, and red onion and sauté in butter until onions translucent. Then, add 1TBS salt add 4-6 cups chicken broth and bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low until carrots are soft. Add a peeled orange and mix well. Let soup cool and blend well until smooth with a hand mixer. Serve garnished with chopped ginger, oregano, and orange zest.
I absolutely love this soup because it travels so well, I bring this with me to work or in my bag when I am on the road. Also is a great post-yoga drink! Let me know in the comments below if you try this and how you like it! Cheers!