Food that heals. Food that fuels. Food that makes you feel good.
You can eat food to help boost your mental health. This isn’t headline news: foods like salmon and lentils boost serotonin levels in the brain; kefir and sauerkraut help line the gut with healthy probiotics – and the gut is not only known as the second brain, but it is tied with mental health.
Sweet potatoes are powerhouses when it comes to mental health for a variety of reasons: other regulate blood sugar, which can help with balancing moods and emotions, too.
Mental health is a complicated affair, but no one would argue that you can eat in a way that supports good mental health. This soup will do that.
- 3 large sweet potatoes, chopped.
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 tbsp ginger, minced
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp each cumin, coriander, sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Water or vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup fresh coriander
Sautee onion, garlic and ginger in a little bit of oil over low to medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the spices, and continue to coat the onions allowing the spices penetrate the base.
Add the carrots and celery and sauté for another minutes, then add the cauliflower and cover with water or stock.
Let simmer for 25-30 minutes until the veggies are tender. Can keep chunky, or ideally blend in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Add fresh cilantro and a dollop of coconut yogurt before serving if desired.
- Freezes well.