This month’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a festive and delicious carrot ginger soup. As we approach the darkest day of the year, and the cold weather has set in, we encourage more nourishing soups and warming foods to boost fertility.
Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene. For women, they help to regulate many hormones in body and for men, carrots improve sperm mobility which is the ability for the sperm to swim towards the egg.
Ginger is warm in nature and helps strengthen yang energy, which can nourish fertility. Ginger also increases circulation in the body helping to decrease inflammation and aid in detoxification.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40-50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Yields: 4 servings
List of Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 32 ounces of organic chicken broth (bone broth preferable)
- 1 pound of carrots, sliced
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/3 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Over medium heat, sauté olive oil, onion and ginger in a large pot
- Add chicken broth and carrots
- Bring to a boil and then return to a simmer over medium low for 10 minutes
- Add almond milk, cinnamon, allspice, and arrowroot, continue to simmer for 20 minutes
- In blender, puree mixture until smooth
- Add salt and paper to taste