I find one of the easiest ways to make it through the week eating a high plant-based diet is to prepare some type of soup, and the flavor of curried coconut makes this Curried Coconut Lentil Yam Soup an easy favorite.
The initial work it takes is spread out over the week when used as left-overs and for snacks when the urge strikes. It’s highly recommended by Dr. Fuhrman, too. I’m still using up the amazing purple sweet potatoes from our garden. The addition of lentils and garbanzos will help to keep you full.
And the fun part of this recipe is the substitution of coconut milk which is high in saturated fat with a faux version. Adding a little coconut extract to your choice of milk substitute does the trick.
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Inspired by a version from happyhealthylonglife.com
Curried Coconut Lentil Yam Soup
- 1 large sweet potato peeled & cubed (3-4 cups)
- 1 cans garbanzo beans drained & rinsed
- 1/2 cup red lentils rinsed
- 1 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth , Trader Joe's brand (or 4 cups homemade)
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2-1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 Tbl minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Tbl maple syrup
- 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
- 1 1/2 tsp coconut extract
- 2 Tbl peanut butter
- Mix the 2 cups of soy milk with the coconut extract.
- Combine all the ingredients in a big soup pot.
- Heat to boiling and then lower it to a simmer and cook covered for about 45 minutes to an hour.