Yam Quinoa Soup

Yam Quinoa Soup

Why Yams?

Their earthy, sweet taste makes yams a versatile addition to recipes, from cookies (yes cookies) to soups. And their high nutrient content makes them a powerhouse when it comes to nourishing you and your family.

Full of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and fibre, yams are the new hip food. They also contain loads of vitamin B6 which research has shown to be an important vitamin in respect to pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), especially in relation to depression that is caused from PMS.

At 15.5% of your daily required intake of vitamin B6 in one cup of yams, yams are an important food for combating depression.

And if this was not enough, the complex carbohydrate content of yams slows the rate at which sugars are released into the bloodstream, making them a great way to sustain your energy levels and lose weight!

Prep time:  35 mins
Cook time:  5 mins
Total time:  40 mins
Serves: 10 cups

Ingredients
  • 2 large yams – chopped & steamed soft
  • 4 cups quinoa – cooked
  • 3 stocks celery – chopped
  • 4 carrots – chopped
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 5 dates – pitted & chopped
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 tsp ginger – grated
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 6 cups water
  • Garnish with chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. Steam your chopped yams until tender. Place all your ingredients into a blender except the quinoa. Blend until smooth. In a saucepan over medium heat, place enough soup based on the amount of people you are serving (2-3 cups per person is ideal). Add one cup of quinoa per serving to the pot and stir consistently until you reach your desired temperature.
  2. Garnish with some ground almonds
  3. Store any leftovers in your refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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