The holiday season may be merry, but it sure is busy, too. Our packed social calendars fit in every last detail—from decorating with the family to an ugly-sweater party with friends—but we often forget to carve out a moment just for us. When you need a break, do yourself a favor and block out time for this coconut, ginger, and turmeric soup before your festive schedule gets in the way.
Chef and food stylist Amber Rose, who's worked with the likes of Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, listed this recipe in her new book, The Wholefood Pantry, as the perfect anti-inflammatory cure for when you're feeling worn out, reports MindBodyGreen. The replenishing qualities of bone broth and turmeric, which are known to lessen bloating and swelling, will give you back the strength you need to get past New Year's. Our suggestion? Enjoy a large bowl in front of your favorite holiday movies for self-care that's still seasonal.
Homemade bone broth or store-bought chicken or vegetable broth
Full-fat coconut milk
Red chili flakes or cayenne pepper
Cilantro, roughly chopped
Ground turmeric or fresh turmeric, finely sliced
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
Fresh ginger, finely sliced
Raw virgin coconut oil
Sea salt and black pepper
Put every ingredient except for the coconut oil and cilantro in a medium saucepan.
Bring the saucepan to a simmer, and let it cook for five to 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, and allow it to cool. Season the soup with salt and pepper—the more pepper, the better—and then top it with the cilantro and coconut oil. Add more lemon juice according to taste, and serve.
For the full recipe, head over to MindBodyGreen.
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