Sweet Potato Soup with Chia & Linseed

You can’t beat a good soup and one packed with nutrients is even better. This creation combines wholesome sweet potato with healthy garlic and flavoursome onions. It is incredibly simple to prepare and can easily be done whilst you multi-task during a busy evening at home! The thyme is the secret weapon in this delicious soup and really brings a splash of extra flavour. Many people prefer to peel sweet potatoes before they use them in cooking but the skins are actually a fantastic source of nutrients such as fiber and potassium. So for this recipe I advise that you keep the skins on to get that extra dose of goodness into your meal! Add to that the amazing health benefits of chia seeds and linseeds  and you can’t go wrong. To make enough for two people, acquire the following ingredients.


Two medium sized sweet potatoes

One large onion

Five cloves of garlic, finely sliced

A bunch of thyme

Two carrots

Two cups of vegetable stock

Chia seeds


Salt and pepper to taste

Coconut oil


So to start, slice your onion and cut your sweet potatoes into manageable chunks. Then fry the onions and garlic in coconut oil over a medium heat. After two or three minutes add the sweet potato in too. Leave this to heat for ten or so minutes, remembering to stir every now and then to prevent anything from burning.

Next, take the bunch of thyme and finely chop it. It is more than likely that the thyme won’t get totally broken down during the blending process so the better you chop it now, the less time you will have to spend sieving later! You can also take this opportunity to chop the carrots.

sweet_potato_soup_chia_linseed_the_flexi_foodie3If your ten minutes has passed then you can move the garlic, onion and sweet potato into a large pot with two cups of water and two cups of vegetable stock. Add in the carrots and boil the pot for a further ten minutes, then reduce the heat to simmer. Leave it on a low heat for twenty minutes to really soften the sweet potato up before removing from the heat, chucking in the thyme and blitzing with the blender.


Once you’ve got as fine a soup as you can manage, leave on a low heat for ten to fifteen minutes before passing through your sieve. Then simply serve into two bowls, garnish with chia seeds and linseeds before you enjoy!


15 Comments Add yours

  1. andy1076 says:

    mmmmm hearty and full of goodness too :9

  2. another yummy and healthy delight!!! 🙂

  3. Lots of loveliness 🙂 x

  4. That looks so gorgeous! I’ve never thought to add chia seeds to something like that but it’s a great idea.

  5. Reblogged this on goodfoodmama and commented:
    Love a good soup, even in the spring! Check out this “Sweet Potato Soup with Chia & Linseed” from The Flexi Foodie

  6. That look so yummy!!

  7. Nice recipie…I’ve been adding sweet potatoes to my lentil and bean soups lately…the sweet potatoes add sweetness and lots of potassium!

  8. bloggersas says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog Julie. I’ll definitely have to try some of your recipes!

  9. Looks absolutely fantastic!!

  10. I will definitely try the sweet potato soup recipe with the chia seeds. What delightful ingredients!

  11. simon682 says:

    I didn’t think it likely that I’d let seeds into my diet but I wouldn’t want to kick them out now they’re there.

  12. Looks so good, you just can’t beat soup!!

  13. Johna643 says:

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  15. Reblogged this on The Kensington Studio and commented:
    With the weather getting cooler, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a hearty soup! Thanks for this amazing recipe Julie!

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