Healthy Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

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Sweet potato carrot soup

Sweet potato carrot soup

My family loves thick vegetable soup. It is very easy to cook and very healthy. As I love sweet potatoes, one of my top favourite vegetable soups is sweet potato and carrot soup. It has a lovely natural sweetness of its own and goes great with some crusty bread. This time when I cooked this soup, I made fried garlic tortilla pieces to go with it. It is very delicious. I’ll share that in another post.

The hand stick blender that I bought recently is not only very easy for making smoothies but also very easy for making this type of thick soup. If you like smoothies, click How To Make A Delicious Low Fat Healthy Smoothie.

My first soup with the stick blender was this healthy sweet potato carrot soup. I added apple for additional sweetness. It was really delicious. My family likes it very much. This soup is very healthy, full of nutrients and high in fibre. This is an awesome way to make picky kids eat vegetables. There’s no vegetable pieces to pick out! And for those who have poor bowel movement, this soup is also good for them.

Here  is my simple and easy Healthy Sweet Potato Carrot Soup recipe. The amount is good for 2 persons for a meal.

1 big carrot
1 medium sweet potato
1 red apple
1 small knob of ginger (wash and pound)
chicken stock granules to taste
fried garlic oil
double cream to decorate

Wash and peel the sweet potato, carrot and apple

Wash and peel the sweet potato, carrot and apple

You can use different quantity of the vegetables and apples. I used red apples. If you don’t like it so sweet, you can use green apples.

All in a pot to cook

All in a pot to cook

Cut everything into smaller pieces and put into a pot. Pound a piece of ginger and add to it.

Put everything in a pot to boil

Put everything in a pot to boil

Add some water and put to boil. I used a little too much water. So when you blend it, don’t use all the water. You don’t need a lot. When all the vegetables are cooked, scoop out the soup and leave some in the pot. Discard the ginger. Use the stick blender to blend it until smooth, right in the pot itself. If it’s too thick, add some of the clear vegetable soup to it. Season with sea salt to taste. I added some fried garlic oil to it. This soup is very delicious with a lovely mild ginger smell. Serve hot with some cream swirled through for decoration.

Do you often cook thick vegetable soup? What is you favourite? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Galangal Chicken Soup
Salmon Turkey Curry Soup
Creamy Chinese Cabbage Soup
Turkey Mince Tomato Egg Soup
Herbal Chicken Soup Spices From Anncoo

Other sweet potato recipes that you may be interested in:
Condensed Milk Sweet Potato Cake
Sweet Potato Scones With Condensed Milk For Mother’s Day
Sweet Potato Carrot Cake
Sweet Potato And Chicken Stir Fry

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3hungrytummies  on August 30th, 2010

Simple and hearty soup!

Elin  on August 30th, 2010

Mary..this is so healthy and good for the old and young…wonderful soup lots of vitamin A :) Thanks for sharing this.

anncoo  on August 30th, 2010

Mmm…this is my favorite type of soup! Very healthy and delicious :)

Jess @ Bakericious  on August 30th, 2010

a healthy and delicious soup!

claire  on August 30th, 2010

Healthy for us especially for the kids… but i have yet to eat them like this.. :)

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Jeannie  on August 30th, 2010

Putting your blender to good use huh? lol! Really must go search for one, this soup really looks good!

Dr.Sameena Prathap  on August 30th, 2010

Hi Mary,

Very healthy and yummy!!!

Sophie  on August 30th, 2010

Ginger always works well with the classic combo of sweet potatoes & carrots!! i love the added apple in here!! A very sweet soup, I think!

MMMMMM,…You can also mix this soup in a puree & then you would have a sauce & use less liquid!

Mary  on August 30th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much, Suresh! :D

@Elin - Thanks very much, Elin! :D

@anncoo - Aha…now I know what you like….very easy to serve you :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - Thanks very much, Jess! :D

@claire - Give a try, Claire…very easy to cook and delicious….great for busy or lazy moms like me….hehe :D

@Jeannie - Exactly…really abusing my hand blender…haha.
It’s like making magic in my food preparation or cooking these days! :D Jeannie, get one soon . You won’t regret. I only regretted I didn’t get it many years ago…but still not too late :D

@Dr.Sameena Prathap - Thanks very much, Dr! :D

@Sophie - Thanks very much for sharing, Sophie. I need to try that….add in a puree…wonderful! :D

Belinda @zomppa  on August 30th, 2010

I cannot wait for the fall when my immersion blender comes back to make hearty soups like this. This one is a perfect recipe.

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busygran  on August 30th, 2010

I love carrot soup and I don’t mind the additional sweet potatoes.

elra  on August 30th, 2010

Sounds good for our body :)

Sushma Mallya  on August 30th, 2010

Thats a lovely combo for a soup, love the colour and its smooth texture…

Aipi  on August 30th, 2010

Lovely combo..looks healthy n super delish!!

Treat and Trick  on August 30th, 2010

Another great recipe Mary! Not only it’s healthy but tasty too…

pete  on August 30th, 2010

Wah, got sweet potato inside sure taste yummy. Love this recipe

Rachana  on August 30th, 2010

A perfect and delicious bowl of Soup for the weather here in this part of the world.

The quote of the day is lovely :-)

kristy  on August 30th, 2010

Just imagine the combination of flavours! Must be so scrumptious. Love your soup. Thanks for sharing & have a nice day.
Cheers, kristy

Katerina  on August 30th, 2010

Now that Fall is approaching what a better way to welcome it than a good soup like this one.

the lacquer spoon  on August 30th, 2010

Lovely colour, Mary! My soup is often corn in summer and pumpkin in winter, but will add carrot from your recipe next time :)

lisa ng  on August 30th, 2010

Very Nice Soup! I believe it’s or can be everyone favorite.
I have not met anyone that does like this savory sweet soup. Love the the Ginger touch !!!!
I might add white pepper in all my soup…gives it a kick! ah yah!
Thank you Mary,

Drick  on August 30th, 2010

what a great combination, love the ginger in this … let me know how your Mexican is coming along

Kamalika  on August 30th, 2010

I am very much fond of carrot soups and make often at home..adding apple is new to me…will try your recipe next time….

pigpigscorner  on August 30th, 2010

This looks so comforting! Yummy with some bread!

Joy  on August 30th, 2010

That looks great. It is perfect for my daughter.

lequan@luvtoeat  on August 30th, 2010

I’m a fan of any type of vegetable soup, thick and smooth, or clear broth and chunky. Soup is just so comforting. This one sounds great with all that natural sweetness from the sweet potato, carrot, and apple. Another wonderful, healthy creation Mary.

Yummy Team  on August 30th, 2010

Simple and delicious soup!!

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Faith  on August 30th, 2010

My family loves soups like this too, Mary! This one looks so silky smooth and delicious!

teresa  on August 30th, 2010

what a lovely soup! it looks just packed full of good things for us!

sweetlife  on August 30th, 2010

perfect soup ,love the veggie packed bowl..yummy

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5 Star Foodie  on August 30th, 2010

Looks so smooth, healthy and delightful!

Juliana  on August 30th, 2010

Mary, how interesting this soup…with apple…I am sure that must taste so delicious and indeed very heatlhy.

suituapui  on August 30th, 2010

Had carrot soup before but never with sweet potato…and apple some more! Pumpkin is nice too…

Blackswan  on August 30th, 2010

Mary, I must admit that this looks interesting! I’ve not tried it in a creamy form. This is like Pumpkin Soup :)

penny aka jeroxie  on August 30th, 2010

I have never had sweet potato in carrot soup… will have to give this a shot next time.

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TasteHongKong  on August 30th, 2010

You often play magics with sweet potatoes : ).

Mary  on August 31st, 2010

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! Have fun making soup :D

@busygran - Love to know that you love carrot soup, too….very good for health :D

@elra - Yes it is :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! :D

@Treat and Trick - Thanks very much! :D

@pete - Thanks very much, Pete! I’m sure your kids will love this :D

@Rachana - Thanks very much, Rachana! It’s getting cold here so soups are very welcoming :D

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! Hope you have a nice day, too :D

@Katerina - Yes, very warming and and filling. Will bring smiles to everyone, too :D

@the lacquer spoon - Wow…you have different soups for different seasons! That’s interesting :D I suppose seasonal vegetables are cheaper and more nutritious, too.

@lisa ng - Thanks very much, Lisa! Looks like you love peppery soups. Your tummy will feel so warm and nice after drinking the soup….hehe :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! Ooooh…..Mexican food…..just love it! You asked at the right time :D I intend to cook quesadillas tomorrow for lunch with my friends……mmmm. Going to use your Mexican seasoning. Thanks lots! Am excited to post that :D I’m sure you will be so proud to have such a good student like me…LOL

@Kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! Have fun cooking :D

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much, Ann! :D

@Joy - Thanks very much! I’m sure your daughter will like it. My children like it :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - Whah…you must be a soup queen….very good for you! :D I think we should drink more soup……to keep us healthy, young and beautiful…hehe :D

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@sweetlife - Thanks very much, Bonnie!

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

@suituapui - Give a try…very delicious. I love it with pumpkin, too. I love the colour of the soup, too :D

@Blackswan - Give a try, Shirley. It’s very delicious :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Give a try, Penny. It’s very delicious :D

@TasteHongKong - Haha…sounds like I do :D Sweet potatoes are so delicious and healthy.

Ananda  on August 31st, 2010

gorgeous looking soup and am more interesting in garlic tortilla’s :) i bet it would have been a great combo :)

My Restaurants Melbourne  on August 31st, 2010

soup is great in the winter, we are just coming out of winter here in Australia but I can always have a nice warm soup

Joanne  on August 31st, 2010

I love sweet potatoes in any form, but soup is an especially delicious way to serve them! Great dish.

Cooking Gallery  on August 31st, 2010

This is a good idea, thanks Mary! I normally just eat potato soup plain without adding carrots. Certainly a healthy addition!

shirley@kokken69  on August 31st, 2010

Mary, I have to admit that this is the first time I come across sweet potato soup and I like it that you have added apple to it- reminds me of the Chinese pear broiled soup.

Roti n Rice  on August 31st, 2010

This sure sounds like a healthy soup. It must be sweet and flavorful. Love the color too!

tasteofbeirut  on August 31st, 2010

To me thick vegetable soups are the best! they are so comforting and so delicious! Brings me back in time to happy memories.Love the flavor of your soup and that subtle taste of fresh ginger.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on August 31st, 2010

I wholeheartedly agree with the addition of ginger in this, and think the apple is a great idea!

Cheah  on August 31st, 2010

Mary, my other half will surely love this soup! Thanks for sharing!

Stella  on August 31st, 2010

Yum, Mary, this soup is healthy. If that’s not a bowl full of carotenoids, I don’t know what is. Ooh, and I also like the way you didn’t add extra sugar to the soup. I see that so often in these types of soups, and I think there is enough natural sugar already?! Anyway, I’m going to try this-tis the season here almost (smile)…

Namitha  on August 31st, 2010

Smooth and lovely texture and loved the color too :-)

Angie's Recipes  on August 31st, 2010

I wish I could find some sweet potatoes here…the soup looks very creamy and delish. My mum would really laugh if she knew that I miss sweet potatoes!

Patty Price  on August 31st, 2010

This really is a perfect soup recipe for me, I make soup similar to this all the time but I never add fresh ginger and I just love it so guess what’s going in my soup pot next time I make soup?? Thanks for sharing:-)

Mary  on August 31st, 2010

@Ananda - Thanks very much, Ananda! Posting my garlic tortilla tomorrow :D

@My Restaurants Melbourne - It’s going to be our turn here to suffer…..brrrrrrr. I need lots of hot soups in winter :D It’s always freezing cold here.

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! :D

@Cooking Gallery - Thanks very much! Try adding carrots and apples. It’s very delicious :D

@shirley@kokken69 - Give a try. We like this soup. I hope you like it, too :D

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much, Joumana! You must have been drinking lots of this soup since young. I’m catching up :D

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Thanks very much, Conor! :D

@Cheah - Aha….time to cook this soup…..the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach….hehe :D

@Stella - Ah yes…..this soup has to be very good for our eyes then! I need more sparkles in my eyes and good eyesight :D Oh no, this soup is sweet enough….no sugar please. Lovely to know you don’t add sugar to your soup, too :D natural sweetness is still the best.

@Namitha - Thanks very much, Namitha! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - I wonder why people there don’t plant sweet potatoes or import some. Quite strange I thought. It’s such a delicious, healthy vegetable. Maybe you should come here for a vacation and eat all the sweet potatoes that you like. Scotland is not too far from you :D

@Patty Price - Wow…you must have been eating very healthy….good for you :D I’m catching up…hehe The ginger makes the soup tastes even better.

Pepy @Indonesia Eats  on August 31st, 2010

Mary, save it for me please. I’ll trade you cantik manis ^_^

jen cheung  on August 31st, 2010

never tried sweet potato soup. must be interesting hor. would wanna try it one time :)

Have a fabulous week!!
jen @

tigerfish  on August 31st, 2010

This soup is so healthy and seems easy to make - why have I not thought of making this before? Thanks for the inspiration. Now that I have a small food processor - maybe I can try. :)

Mary  on August 31st, 2010

@Pepy @Indonesia Eats - That’s a great deal…haha. 100% YES! :D

@jen cheung - Give a try. It’s delicious and healthy….really quick and easy to make. Hope you have a fabulous week, too :D

@tigerfish - Give a try. A processor would do, too. Have fun making soup :D

Angie  on September 1st, 2010

mmm…that looks lovely Mary - a really warm and hearty soup for chilly autumn evenings.

Sidney  on September 1st, 2010

wow, this looks delicious…nextime you should try doing corn soup or pumpkin soup….

Mary  on September 1st, 2010

@Angie - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Sidney - Thanks very much, Sidney! Oh…I love the sweet corn and pumpkin soups, too….mmmm :D Will cook again to post on my blog.

Sidney  on September 1st, 2010

i wish to have a sip of your homemade sweet corn & pumpkin soup

Suzanne  on September 2nd, 2010

Yum this soup looks good and so simple! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Catherine  on September 2nd, 2010

Ooooh this looks delicious and perfect for the looming Autumn months! May try this for my weekly soup club!

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Jenny Eatwell  on September 3rd, 2010

This soup looks so gorgeous, I’ve bought all the ingredients and will make it tonight, for tomorrow’s lunch. :)

Mary  on September 4th, 2010

@Sidney - Now you make me thinking of it early in the morning. I have to cook it again soon! :D

@Suzanne - Thanks for visiting and lovely comment, Suzanne! :D

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine! Have fun cooking :D

@Jenny Eatwell - Wow…you are going to have a lovely lunch….healthy, delicious and satisfying. Have fun cooking and eating! :D

Tanvi  on September 4th, 2010

What a delicious & healthy soup!
Lovely color!

Jenny Eatwell  on September 5th, 2010

Mary, I made the soup yesterday and because I didn’t have any garlic oil, I began by frying a little garlic. Somehow a small red chilli crept in there, too. It seemed like a good idea at the time. LOL Once I’d blitzed the soup, I pushed it through a colander, to smooth it a little bit more. My son’s review of the soup was “A sweet soup to die for! It was mushy - but in a good way - and the chilli makes it soupy buenos!” he’s 11yrs old. :D I think he liked it! I know I did!

Jenny Eatwell  on September 5th, 2010

Sorry, for “colander”, read “sieve” - it’s still early morning. LOL

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