The Easiest Zero-Fat Carrot Soup on the Planet
Famous for their high content of beta-carotene, these crunchy superfoods contain valuable antioxidants. “An antioxidant is a substance that protects cells in the body from damage, and therefore, is vitally important to maintaining good health,” says Ellen Bass, M.D., co-author of the cookbook Students Go Gourmet: Simple Gourmet for Every Day. Specifically, these protectors guard against heart disease, cancer and premature aging of our cells. The vitamin A in carrots also protects the aging of our skin by guarding against sun damage. And cooking these bright orange veggies – like in this soup – only releases more of that anti-aging, beta-carotene goodness.
Garlic antibacterial properties which can aid in the healing of skin conditions, such as acne.
Honey not only serves as a delicious, all-natural sweetener, but it’s a helpful tool in supporting a healthy body and glowing appearance. Honey is also an antioxidant, which helps fight those bad free radicals that reek havoc in our body and on our skin.
In Ayurveda medicine, Curry leaves are believed to have several medicinal properties such as anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and capability to protect liver from damage properties.
All great properties for maintaining healthy glowing skin.
But don’t forget he Sunscreen!!
2 (16-oz) bags of baby carrots
1 yellow onion, sliced
8 cups of water (or homemade chicken stock)
2 tbsp garlic paste (or 3 cloves of garlic)
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp curry powder
Place all ingredients (except honey) in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and cook until the carrots are soft, about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the carrots.
Turn off the heat. Add the honey. Let cool a bit. Use a blender or immersion blender to purée the soup. Can be served warm or cold.
If you’re not a fan of curry try a bit of fresh ginger and a squeeze of honey instead.