Raw Carrot and Ginger Soup

I discovered this recipe on my recent trip to Thailand, where I stayed at the beautiful Amatara Resort in Phuket! When it comes to finding delicious food around the world, Thailand is surely one of the first places that comes to mind.

Although Thailand is widely considered to be the home of many tasty dishes, you might not be aware of just how much of this food is vegetarian or vegan!

This Raw Carrot and Ginger Soup involves absolutely no animal products, making it totally vegan!

The combination of carrots, celery, and ginger in this recipe make it an all-round winner for both taste and nutrition. The inclusion of the macadamia nuts not only helps to give this soup a creamy consistency, but also helps to further enhance the health-boosting properties of this dish.

Macadamia nuts are among the fattiest of all of the nuts, but the majority of this fat is made up of monounsaturated fatty acids. Fats of this variety are known to be beneficial to the cardiovascular system. Macadamia nuts are also a good source of fibre, with one ounce of these nuts containing over 2g of the good stuff!

Ready to make this dish for yourself? Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 400g carrots
  • 40g celery
  • 50g fresh ginger
  • 100g macadamia nuts, soaked for 4 hours
  • 50g avocado
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper

Garnish

  • 50g green mango, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp shallot
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Method:

First you must blitz the carrot, celery, ginger and avocado in the food processor and then set aside. Next, blitz the soaked macadamia nuts and coconut water (with some coconut meat too if you have it to hand) until smooth. You can then mix the two bowls of ingredients together – stirring for a few moments.

You then just need a few minutes to whip up the garnish by mixing all of the garnish ingredients in a bowl.

Pour your soup into bowls and mix in the lime juice, salt and white pepper to taste. Garnish with green mango relish and you’re ready to serve!

Raw Carrot and Ginger Soup Julie Montagu

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The Value of a Plant-Based Diet

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How did you become so passionate about healthy foods and a healthier lifestyle, and why did you start a blog around it?

Growing up, I’ve never had a real taste for meat, so it was an easy transition for me to go plant-based. But the catalyst to that happening was reading Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study. That did it in a heartbeat!

When I first began a plant-based diet almost 8 years ago, the biggest challenge was finding tasty recipes! And that’s why I started my blog, The Flexi Foodie, almost 5 years ago to document the recipes I created for my 4 kids and husband. Those recipes must have tasted pretty decent, as that blog got me my first cookbook deal!

On your site, you describe your transformation after embracing yoga and a plant-based diet. How would you describe the difference in how you felt after the change to someone who has never had that experience?

Moving, breathing, meditating and eating a whole foods diet has ramped up my energy levels, my moods, and my happiness! I’ve never looked back.

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