The recipe I will share with you today came from the combination of the chill in the morning and the fact that all of the spring produce is still making its way to my local farmers market. I wanted something that would be warming and I wanted to use a root vegetable, which are very grounding and help you feel stable and solid all day long. I wanted it to be a puree so that I could drink it, because I don’t know about you but my mornings tend to be filled with lots of good things to do! I always wanted to include some of the super healthy spices that I am learning more about like turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. And I didn’t want to get up early to make it, I wanted to have my slow cooker do the work.
Not too much to ask, right? I didn’t think so either!
For many people, creating a breakfast that is healthy and fulling is challenging. If you are a blood type O, this soup may need some more protein. If you are an A, it will probably last you until lunch time unless you had a heavy workout. Maybe you don’t like to eat right away in the morning, that’s okay too! Listen to your body and have the soup in a thermos for later so you are not tempted by the quick sugar carbs that are usually available.
Don’t be afraid to change it up and have your leftover dinner for breakfast! Or put your favorite meal in your slow cooker over night for a great breakfast in the morning. We have breakfast for dinner, why not switch it around? It may seem odd at first, but you will find yourself filled with energy and ready to take on your day!
Warm Belly Soup
Place all of the ingredients into your slow cooker except for the coconut milk. Cook on low for 8 hours then add the coconut milk. Puree and adjust the spices. I have made this three times and each time, I tend to make it focus on a different spice. Once I made it very spicy, another time I really wanted to taste the ginger and turmeric. Start very conservatively with the spices and add more after you do a taste test.
This can also be the start of something much more hardy! How about adding some protein in the form of beans, lentils, or meat? You could serve it over rice or quinoa. You can also use it as a thick broth and add some roasted vegetables. Remember, a recipe is just an idea. Use it as a guide and adjust it to your own tastes!
I often use the early morning to organize my thoughts into paragraphs. And sometimes into recipes.