Fall is back! Leaves are changing, sweaters are coming out of storage and people are looking for that perfect recipe for their thanksgiving potluck. Lucky for them, the Tooth Friendly Kitchen is here to help! Our recipe for you thanksgiving feast is Carrot soup.
This fall favorite features, you guessed it, carrots! Chewing on raw carrots is great for your teeth. They act like natural toothbrushes and enhance saliva production to help prevent tooth decay and acid build up. Of course, we are making a soup so we will be cooking and blending the carrots. But feel free to buy extra carrots and cut them in to sticks. They make excellent snacks.
Besides carrots natural toothbrush abilities, they are chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Two of which will help that smile remain bright. Keratin helps to fight plaque, while vitamin A helps to strengthen tooth enamel. This soup is very easy to make, comforting on a cool fall evening and will add to any thanksgiving table.
Fall Carrot Soup
1 pound of carrots chopped
2 medium yellow onions diced
1 pound sweet potatoes chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 apple chopped into 1 inch pieces
8 cups chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons manuka honey
2 teaspoons salt
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent.
2. Add carrots, sweet potatoes and apples to the pot and stir to combine with the onions. Cook for 2 minutes, then add chicken broth and honey.
3. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the veggies are nice and tender.
4. Take off the heat and cool for 10 mins, then transfer to a food processor or blender and puree the mixture until smooth.
5. Transfer smooth soup back into the pot and stir in salt and pepper.
Serve warm with a swirl of garlic oil or a spoon of crème fraiche, or both!