First up today, two healthy, healing recipes from Anthony William, aka the Medical Medium. Then, information about 3 free events you may want to sign up for…..
EASY SWEET POTATO SOUP
It’s the perfect time to make the most of the bounty of sweet potatoes, winter squash and pumpkins that are in every grocery store and farmer’s market.
Sweet potato is one of the most healing vegetables we have available to us. They help to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. They are one of the best anti-cancer foods, and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers.
Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation.
And to top it all off, they taste delicious! Especially in this quick and easy healing recipe. It’s perfect for dinner, and pairs wonderfully with a big fresh salad of leafy greens, juicy bell pepper, tomato, cucumber and avocado with a squeeze of orange.
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cloves of garlic
1 medium sweet onion, sliced
1/2 an inch of fresh ginger root
A pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom and/or sea salt and pepper
Optional topping: coconut or cashew cream and/or rosemary, thyme or parsley
1. Steam the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and ginger until soft (about 45 minutes).
2. While still hot, transfer to a blender with 1 cup of the steaming liquid. Blend until smooth and creamy.
3. If needed you can add a little more of remaining steaming liquid to create the consistency desired for your soup.
4. Optionally sprinkle seasoning to taste, and top with fresh herbs such as parsley, rosemary, or thyme and a dollop of coconut or cashew cream.
1/20/16 Update: I have made this recipe TWICE in the last few days and can’t get enough of it. Now I know why the page where I got the recipe had so many good reviews. The ingredients don’t seem like they would add up to something so special, but they do, at least in my opinion. I used only enough water to make it the consistency of a really thick bisque (I used the water left from the steaming process, since it had been infused with some flavor and nutrients from the ingredients) and then added extra water to the puree, if needed….Also added a dash of cayenne and chili powder, some cinnamon and fresh grated nutmeg, crystal salt and cracked pepper. I wouldn’t have thought the taste would be so naturally sweet, given the onion and garlic, but maybe using a bermuda onion helped. You could tinker with the spices and actually use a thick version of the soup as a filling for a pie. One time I only had 1 sweet potato, so I substituted carrots for the other potato and it tasted just a good. This one’s definitely a keeper as far as I’m concerned and everything about it is soooo healthy. Oh yes, I also added a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil when I blended everything in the Vitamix. The hot ingredients melt the oil, if it happens to be solid. The oil not only adds a little extra richness, but the soup is full of Vitamin A, which is fat soluble, so you need some fat to help your body absorb all the “goodies.” And sometimes I add a little organic orange or lemon zest, if I’ve got some handy. You can totally use the recipe as a guideline and then make it to suit your own taste.
Healing Broth is a powerful mineral-rich liquid that carries the essence of vitally nutritious vegetables, herbs, & spices in a way that is easy for the body to digest, assimilate, and utilize. You will find this recipe as comforting as it is nourishing. The ingredients of this simple recipe help to provide tremendous healing benefits to both the body and soul.
Carrots and sweet potatoes help to lower blood pressure, reduce edema, relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function. Onions and garlic have powerful antiviral & antibiotic properties and can help eliminate heavy metals and parasites from the body.
Parsley and shiitake mushrooms contain an excellent bio-available form of iron which helps to keep your blood strong and prevent anemia and are also rich in zinc which is highly beneficial for treating viral issues and strengthening the immune system. Ginger and turmeric root helps reduce inflammation and improve liver function and aids in keeps your hair growing strong and skin healthy and vibrant.
This incredibly healing broth can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. Simply heat up only what you need and place in a thermal mug for warm sipping throughout the day. This broth has the miraculous ability to be both healing, cleansing, and nourishing all at the same time and is a wonderful addition to any health regime.
4 carrots, chopped or 1 sweet potato, cubed
2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
2 onions, sliced
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup of shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried
1 bulb of garlic (about 6-8 cloves), minced
1 inch of fresh ginger root
1 inch of fresh turmeric root
*8 cups of water
Optional: Chili peppers or red pepper flakes
*I highly recommend using structured water
Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about an hour. Strain and sip for a mineral rich, healing and restorative broth.
1/12/16 Update: I made the above recipe today in my crockpot and ended up not straining out everything and used it as a veggie soup, rather than clear broth. Added some of David Wolfe’s extra healthy hot sauce, Himalayan crystal salt, and some fresh cracked pepper and it was tasty, warming and nourishing. Will probably be even tastier tomorrow after melding overnight. Great recipe to have on-hand for making a wonderful broth if you are not feeling well or cleansing, or a vegetable soup, if you’re wanting a light entree. Two thumbs up! 🙂
Related Self-help Health post:
You’re invited to a complimentary virtual workshop with Floracopeia founder David Crow this Saturday, January 9, called: How Medicinal Plants Can Fuel Your Health & Spiritual Growth in 2016: Essential Insights for Detoxification, Rejuvenation & Purification.
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- Remove obstacles that block you from realizing your full potential
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For more than 30 years, David Crow has pioneered a path for harnessing the power of plants to navigate the many challenges of life. He unifies wisdom from many streams of healing practices into a coherent understanding that will show you how to relate more deeply with the botanical world to detoxify, rejuvenate and purify your body, mind and spirit… while cultivating a more sustainable relationship with life itself.
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For the next few days Dr. Josh Axe is offering his 3-part detox video series for free. All you need to access the videos is your email address, which you can enter here to get your free training. Plus, you’ll get access to a download of his food replacement list.
It all starts with the 6 critical foods, herbs and supplements that help you cleanse naturally. Then he’ll share his famous secret detox drink and a few other secret detox tips you’re going to love.
January 19 – March 18, 2016
If you’re interested in living with expanded vitality, consistent high energy, and optimum wellness in all areas of your life, this might be for you.
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.