Detoxifying Carrot Soup with Turmeric and Ginger

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Health Benefits:
Turmeric: contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Ginger : helps reduce inflammation, nausea and digestive issues
Carrots: The health benefits of carrots include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off of certain cancers, improving vision, and reducing the signs of premature aging.

Cinnamon: It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors

Parsley: an excellent of vitamin K and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron

Garlic and Onion: antioxidant properties that make them protective against heart disease and cancer

Sea Salt : Electrolyte Balance

Coconut Oil : Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.
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Ingredients
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch nob ginger, peeled and grated
1-inch fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ pounds carrot, chopped
5 cups water
Black pepper to taste
Chopped fresh herbs for garnish

Instructions
In a large pot over medium heat, add the coconut oil and onion. Stir while cooking. Once the onions turn lightly transparent – about 3-5 minutes – add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Sauté the mixture for about 1 minute and then add in the carrots and water.

Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover the pot with a lid

Blend the mixture until smooth and serve with a garnish of your favorite fresh herbs, chopped.

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