Immune Boosting Soup: Spicy Sweet Potato

This invigorating, antioxidant rich soup will boost your immunity and add a warm rosy glow to your cheeks. It’s a real winter warmer packed with flu fighting nutrients!


2 tbsp olive oil

1 large white onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2tbsp of fresh ginger, finely chopped/grated/minced

1/2 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped

4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

½ tsp ground mace/nutmeg (optional)

900ml of vegetable bouillon

1 tsp of sea salt

mini tin of coconut milk (approx 150ml)

Juice of ½ a lemon


Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and set aside. Heat the oil in a large pot then fry the onions over a medium heat until softened. Add the ginger, chilli and garlic, giving them a stir and cook for a couple of minutes.

Add the sweet potato, nutmeg and salt. Cook and stir for a few minutes. Pour in the stock and cover. Simmer until the sweet potato is tender, around 20 mins. Liquidise the soup with a hand held blender. Stir through the coconut milk and lemon juice. Serve piping hot & devour!