Mmmm. My two favorite things. Hot soup and sweet potatoes!
This has officially been the longest I’ve gone without a blog post, and hopefully it will never happen again! The past two weeks have been school, school, school, and… ugly food. Sometimes Paleo food is habitual and I’m not kidding when I say I ate that Cauliflower Soup 5 days in a row. But Christmas came early for me. Last week I received a BlendTec in the mail! And I feel like a little kid with her new favorite toy. Like how I felt when I’d get my new Barbie house and I didn’t want to leave the house just to play with it.
So thank you BlendTec for being the awesome company that you are. I will be making smoothies, ice cream, soups, dressings, nut butters and who knows? Today I made Paleo Sweet Potato Soup in my BlendTec. And the best part is, there is literally a setting for soup. I couldn’t believe it. My food processor and previous blender used to give me trouble when I put hot liquid in them. My food processor would leak, and my blender would spit the liquid out and pop the top off. So finally I’ve found a blender that can handle my demands.
Now here’s the deal on the soup. I like my soup thick, so I used 2 cups of chicken broth. If you like it thinner, use 3-4 cups of broth. The spices used are cinnamon, garlic and rosemary. This is the blend I like, but don’t skimp on the salt and pepper. Salt and pepper are going to make this soup even out, so it’s not TOO sweet. If you don’t want it to sweet, use another variety of potatoes like Hannah Potatoes or some other white sweet potatoes. My roommate topped her bowl with some turkey and cheese and made it a meal! Get creative guys! Comment below with your thoughts. And enjoy!
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Place peeled sweet potatoes in a pot and fill with water to cover the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil, and then let it boil for about 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
- 2. Place the boiled sweet potatoes and chicken broth in a blender (I use my BlendTec). And blend well. Add more broth if desired.
- 3. Add all the spices. Pulse a few more times until spices are evenly distributed.
- 4. Serve hot with some protein! Great with cooked sausage.
- Don't go light on the salt and pepper. It will help bring out the flavor of the soup and spices.