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Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Raw Honey to Fight Allergies

Robyn Openshaw - Sep 13, 2013 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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Summer is over, and fall is coming! Do you get hay fever? I don’t, but I used to. Raw local honey was how I got rid of allergies, as the local pollens act as a homeopathic against pollen allergens. This recipe is a delicious, healthy way to get your raw honey in.

Don’t wait till it gets cold--this soup is amazing in warm weather, too! I had some yesterday, with my green smoothie, even though it was 95 degrees outside and I was wearing shorts and a tank top. It was pure comfort food on a day when everything was going haywire. I’m not even a sweet potato fan or a soup fan, and I LOVE this recipe. Enjoy!sweet potato

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, minced (peeled)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes with juice (no salt added)
  • 2/3 cup Adams or other natural peanut butter (no rapeseed oil or sugar)
  • 2 tsp raw honey

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  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, and carrots and cook for several minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
  2. Add spices, garlic, and ginger, for 30 seconds more.
  3. Stir in sweet potato, broth, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Puree the soup either with a hand-held blender or by pouring it into a blender in two batches. If you use the blender method, be sure to lift one corner of the lid or remove the vent and blend at a very low speed to avoid a vacuum-sealed explosion with very hot liquids.
  5. When the soup is cooled down to a warm temperature, add peanut butter and honey. Stir well. Serve warm.

Read next: The Benefits of Raw Honey

Photograph of Robyn Openshaw, founder of Green Smoothie GirlRobyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

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4 thoughts on “Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Raw Honey to Fight Allergies”

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  1. Vennesa says:

    I’m going to try this recipe. Did you make this recipe with a sweet potato or with a yam (like the one in the picture)? I wondered the same thing when it called for a sweet potato during the cleanse.

  2. Leigh says:

    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! I loved it! I added 2 kaffir lime leaves to simmer in the soup and it was a nice addition!

  3. PLK says:

    Made this tonight for dinner and it was easy, but we couldn’t finish eating it. The cayenne pepper overpowered the other delicious flavors in this soup. I had cut the cayenne pepper back to 1/2 tsp. because we prefer it not too spicy hot. In my opinion it was still too peppery. I will definitely make it again, but will leave the cayenne pepper out next time. It did have a great texture though!

    1. Robyn says:

      PLK, cayenne comes with different BTU, or heat units—you must have a really potent one!

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