Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

Ginger3With the weather being so tricky, I thought I’d share a recipe I tried this weekend which helped kick my immune system into high gear (yay, ginger!)

What else wears down your immune system?  Stress, which elevates the stress hormone cortisol for long periods.


So if you want to strengthen your immune system AND reduce stress, try this recipe along with our easy yoga at home.  It worked wonders for me.

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

1 tsp ghee or olive oil

1 pinch red chili flakes

1 cup chopped leeks or onions

1 tbs minced fresh ginger or 1 tsp powdered ginger

2 tbs Bragg Liquid Aminos or tamari

5 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp garam masala

6 cups vegetable stock

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the oil in a soup pot over a medium-high heat.
  2. Add the red chili flakes, leeks or onions, ginger, and aminos. Saute for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and saute until they are well coated and begin to brown slightly.
  4. Add the coriander and garam masala.  Saute another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the vegetable stock to cover the sweet potatoes and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  7. Blend with a hand blender or food processor into a smooth consistency, adding more stock as necessary.
  8. Reheat before serving and garnish with the chopped cilantro.


Nutritional Facts:

Per 1/2 cup serving: Calories 247, Total Fat 2.9 g, Saturated Fat 0.3g, Carbohydrates 50.5g, Protein 5g

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