Loaded Carrot Soup

We have been plagued with sickness at our house. We’ve had the head colds, coughs, strep throat, sinus infection and now the stomach bug. I know why I can’t seem to kick anything; blood tests have proven my immune system sucks. My kids are very healthy though and they just keep passing it along! This soup may not be one you want to eat if you are in the beginning stages of a stomach bug but maybe if you’ve got other cold symptoms it will provide some comfort. It is loaded with nutritious veggies and at least made us feel a little better. It’s light enough when you don’t feel like eating but loaded with foods to help you feel full and healthy. I need a quick fix so I made this in the pressure cooker but you could easily make it in a crock pot or over the stove. This makes about 4-6 servings.

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2 cups carrots
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup roasted red peppers (See below)
1 beet, peeled, diced
1 turnip, peeled, diced
2 cups water
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp thyme

  • In a pressure cooker, combine all ingredients. Pressure cook for about 15 minutes. Once it has finished cooking, blend until smooth using an immersion blender.
  • If you are using a crockpot, combine all ingredients and cook on high for about 4 hours.
  • If you want to use a stove, combine ingredients in a stockpot and boil for about 30 minutes or until veggies are soft.

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To roast peppers: remove stems and seeds from peppers and cut in half. Place peppers on a greased baking sheet lined with foil. Spray some olive oil over peppers and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil in the oven for about 10 minutes or until soft and starting to crisp.

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