I absolutely love carrot, ginger and orange soup so this recipe is no exception. Full of Vitamin C from the carrots it is great for all the family to stay healthy and provides a warm nutritious dinner that can still be healthy even when eaten with some crusty bread and butter!

Why this soup is great for all the family

A colourful but smooth soup is always appealing to children and with no lumps, it is one less thing for them to complain about. Give them this carrot, ginger and orange soup I am sure they will love it! Check out this vegan option too.

Do you like soup with bread or toast? An alternative that sounds amazing would be these herby halloumi fries I am tempted to try next time I make soup.

If they are not sure at first why not make them one of their usual meals and add a ramekin of this with some bread and call it a starter of bread and dipping sauce to see what they think? A great way of encouraging children to eat something new is to say it is mostly an adults-only food.

Is this soup suitable for weight loss?

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

carrot and ginger soup
Carrot and ginger soup

Another thing that often worked with Ben when he was younger was calling a food posh or expensive! It sparks their interest and makes them want to know what is so good about it.

When my sister was younger I remember we told her everything with herbs in had “French herbs” which she thought sounded good and tried!

Extra health benefits of this soup

Aside from this carrot, ginger and orange soup being low in calories and full of vitamins and minerals, it’s also full of syn free food. Here are some of the other health benefits you may not have realised.

Carrots contain high amounts of beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts to vitamin A. This is a vitamin that helps vision, skin, and the immune system. Why not have them in carrot cake too or baked oats.

carrot infographic

Carrots have a low GI index so great for diabetics.

The fibre in carrots is great for your digestive system and helps to prevent constipation!

Ginger has many anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the pain of inflammations. Whilst, on the whole, you need large amounts to do this every little helps really I guess. Check out more about it here.

Ginger is commonly used to help prevent nausea. An example of this is with morning sickness ginger biscuits are often recommended. If you often suffer from nausea this could be worth trying.

Ginger infographic

A great alternative to this soup is with beetroot in something like this beetroot, orange and ginger soup for a different taste but similar nutrients!

Sliced ginger
Sliced Ginger

Making the best amazing soups quickly

You do not need a soup maker to make soup, though it does make it a little easier. I have a great soup maker.

If you like a smooth soup all you need is a stick blender, the cheap ones work just fine. You’ll also need a ladle and a flask if you want to take it to work.

Have you checked out my soup recipe guide? Soup is such an easy meal to take to work so why not put it on your meal plan?

Aubergine soup
Aubergine soup

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I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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carrot and ginger soup

Tasty and healthy carrot, ginger and orange soup recipe

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stove top, hob
  • Cuisine: English
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

A tasty and nutritious soup recipe full of vitamins and simple to make all the family will love it.


Ingredients

Scale

Low calorie cooking spray

4 small onions, roughly chopped

4 garlic cloves, crushed

3 inch piece of ginger, finely grated

Zest and juice of 2 oranges

810 carrots, peeled and sliced

1 litre of vegetable stock

Large pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Sea salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

1. Saute the onion in a few sprays of low-calorie cooking spray until softened.

2. Add the garlic, ginger, orange zest and cook for a further minute then add the stock, cayenne pepper and carrots

3. Simmer until the carrots are tender

4. Blend until smooth using a basic hand stick blender.

5. Add the orange juice and season to taste with salt and pepper then stir well to mix.

6. Reheat gently if the blending process has cooled the soup.



Keywords: carrot soup, carrot and orange soup, carrot and ginger soup, Slimming World soup

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