Delicious Turmeric – Lentil Soup Recipe
Every cold winter is very rough, especially on our bodies. We are prone to cold and flu on a daily basis. But, it doesn’t have to be that hard, especially if we have a delicious soup like this one to keep us healthy.
All the ingredients that it contains make it perfect for the overall health. It is especially good because of all the lentils, apples, and of course, turmeric. Turmeric is a popular ingredient with powerful healing properties.
Many people use it for treating chronic illnesses and inflammation. Besides, it is great for detoxifying the liver. Here is everything we need to know about the health benefits of the rest of the ingredients in this tasty soup.
Benefits of Lentils
Lentils are full of nutritious properties. Furthermore, they have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So, eating plenty of legumes and lentils can help alleviate:
As records claim, lentils contain a significant amount of proteins, magnesium, and iron. However, red lentils are the ones that contain the most nutritive benefits. Therefore, we suggest to use them for this recipe.
Health Benefits of Apples
Apples are the ideal fruit for preventing the common cold or flu. Moreover, according to studies, they are rich in antioxidants, which is why they can help prevent ailments such as:
- Bone health
- Gastrointestinal protection
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Weight management
Moreover, adding apples to this soup will give this meal a more dramatic and spicy taste. They contribute to the sweetness of this delicious recipe.
Benefits of Coconut Milk
Coconut milk contains plenty of calories and saturated fats. Plus, it is a great source of vitamins and minerals. As a result, it can be effective for:
- boosting the metabolism
- improving the cardiovascular health
- reducing inflammation
- fighting bacteria and viruses
- decreasing ulcer size
Turmeric Lentil Soup Recipe
Here is what we will need to make this nutritious and delicious detox soup.
- one finely chopped onion
- 1 and a half cup of coconut milk
- one and a half teaspoon cinnamon
- two cups of lentils (preferably red lentils)
- two grated apples (removed core)
- two to three cups of hot water
- a teaspoon of salt
- a teaspoon of cumin
- one teaspoon coconut oil
- one teaspoon turmeric powder
Start by washing the lentils properly with cold water. Next, let them drain and set them aside. Now, melt the coconut oil in a pot and add the onions. Let them cook until they soften up or turn golden. Next, add the apples and turmeric and let them cook for about two minutes.
Make sure to stir often. Next, add the water and lentils. Once the pot starts to boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Cover the pot not to let the steam get out. Now, it is time for the spices.
Add the cumin, salt, and cinnamon. Mix everything well and wait for the lentils to soften up. If we want the soup to be thinner, we need to add one cup of water. Let the soup cook for about 2 hours. Now the meal is complete.
Serve it warm and garnish it with a few pumpkin seeds, apples, or coconut shavings. Bon appétit!