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Spicy sweet potato soup

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YOU won’t need the fire department but you may need a cool breeze after this recipe for Spicy sweet potato soup. This paleo and vegan-friendly dish is loaded with healthy fats from coconut oil and avocados, as well as low glycemic carbohydrates, to promote optimal health. We’ve added a little kick from chipotle chilis and some fresh black pepper to fire up the metabolism and keep you lean all year round.



»  1 large sweet potato

»  1 cup full-fat coconut milk

»  1 cup organic chicken or vegetable broth

»  1⁄2 can Chipotle chilis in adobo sauce

»  1⁄4 tsp Himalayan salt

»  dash of pepper

Boil or bake sweet potato until soft. Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Serve with avocado cubes and swirl of coconut milk.

Nutritional value (per 1 cup serving): Calories 108; Total Fat 8 g; Carbohydrates 11 g; Protein 3 g

More Recipe Inspiration: Try this smashed chickpea and avocado sandwich!


  • Alex Hurst is a writer for HUM@Nmedia covering Optimyz and Silver magazines in print and digital editions and is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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