Winter Warming Soup

I received a few feedbacks which have led me to update this post. One friend who tried the soup said it would be nice to have the number of people it served, can’t believe I forgot to add that! Also another  friend said it would be nice to have pictures of the process so she can know what its suppose to look like, so I’ve included pictures hopefully that would help.

Also I had some of the broth from my skin-nourishing soup, scooped some into the soup and it tasted divine and gave it a very Nigerian flavour to the soup.

Soups are great because they full of nutrients, easy to digest and perfect for cold winter months.

Today’s recipe is Patrick’s Primordial soup, created by Patrick Holford, a leading nutrition expert providing nutritional health advice, articles, blog posts and reports. He created this recipe in order to help his wife get over a virus and it is now highly regarded as a health tonic by many of his readers. I made this soup and according to my friend its the best soup she has ever tasted!! 🙂

This soup is in rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene; the ginger, turmeric, onions and garlic have great anti-inflammatory properties. The coconut milk gives the soup a rich creamy flavour and also has medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat which is not stored as fat but used up as energy

Patrick’s Primordial Soup – Serves 2-3

You will need

1tbs olive oil or coconut oil

1/2 red onion, roughly chopped onion

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 large sweet potatoe, or 2 small -medium ones, not peeled, chopped

1 large carrot or 2 small-medium ones peeled and chopped to the same size as the sweet potatoe to ensure even cooking

1 heaped tsp grated fresh root ginger

1/4 tsp turmeric

2 tsp marigold reduced salt vegetable bouillon powder

1/2 red pepper, diced

75ml coconut milk


Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes until they start to soften but do not turn brown


Add carrot, sweet potatoe, ginger, turmeric and spices. Add boiling water just enough to cover the vegetables and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetable are soft.


Pour into a blender or food processor, add red pepper and coconut milk.



Blend until smooth and thick and there you have it! 🙂


I hope you enjoy this and do let me know how you get on!



Patrick Holford & Fiona Mcdonald Joyce, The Holford 9-Day Liver Detox- The Definitive Detox Diet that Delivers Results

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