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Bone Broth, Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

Bone Broth, sweet potato and leek soup

Sweet potato a starchy, sweet tuber originated in Central America

The orange sweet potato  has high levels of beta-carotene that gives it it's colour. Sweet potato is a great source of fibre both soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins and minerals. They contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, manganese, potassium and antioxidants.

The two types of fibre contained in sweet potato is great for promoting gut health not only as stool bulking and softening but because these fibres are fermented by the gut bacteria in the colon, creating short-chain fatty acids that fuel the cells of your intestinal lining. 12

 

This recipe is our nutritious take on the well known classic of leek and potato soup.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 leeks, washed well, and thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

500ml chicken bone broth as stock

500ml water

1kg sweet potatoes

Serve with fresh herbes such as mint and or parsley

 

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek and cook for 5 minutes

Step 2

Add the garlic and stir until fragrant

Step 3

Add the sweet potato and chicken bone broth and bring to a simmer.

Step  4

Cover and simmer until the sweet potato is tender – about 20 minutes.

Step 5 

Using a stick blender, blend soup in the pot until smooth. Transfer to bowls and serve with the fresh herbs and your favourite crusty bread