Chipotle Sweet Potato & Apple Soup

The cool crisp air has arrived and that usually means heavier heartier meals to battle the cold weather! I developed this soup in mind for my November Challenge Group. I want to show how you can use simple inexpensive ingredients to create crave-able healthy meals that will not only satisfy your cozy cravings and appetite but also help you reach your health and fitness goals! If you would like to join the Eat. Drink. Get Fit. The Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge please fill out the form at the top of the Page!

 

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and small diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Onion Diced
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 2 Fuji Apples diced with skin on
  • 1/2 tsp Siracha
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 40 oz Vegetable Broth

*Optional feta cheese and green onions for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425

2. Place Sweet Potatoes on baking sheet with olive oil, salt and pepper roasting for 20-25 min or until tender

3. Add 1 tbs of olive oil to a saute pan on medium heat, saute apples, carrots & onions for 5- 10 minutes until the apples are soft.

4. while they are cooking add salt, cumin, garlic, & siracha

5. Combine sweet Potatoes, apple mixture and Vegetable broth to a blender and blend on high until smooth.

To make the soup thinner, just add more broth! Serve immediately & Enjoy! 

Clean Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Ahhhhhh YES! That moment you step outside and the air is crisp and cool and you know that fall is on its way! The first thing I think about is Leggings, boots, scarves and Pumpkin EVERYTHING!!!!!!! There is something comforting about a warm beverage first thing on a cold morning, I love it! What I don't love is feeling deprived, I also don't love the Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamers in the store that are full of crap and chemicals that our bodies do not need. I am passionate about developing recipes that fit my meal plan and keep me satisfied with every season! I hope you love this one as much as I do! 

Hands on time: 10 min  Containers- 1 Yellow ( as a treat 3 times a week)

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1/3 cup Pumpkin Puree ( NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons of goof quality pumpkin pie Spice blend 
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1-2 packets of Stevia 
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk ( can use 2% also)
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract ( with no corn syrup in it) 

DIRECTIONS 

  1.  Place pumpkin spice in a sauce pan on low heat and toast spices for about 30 seconds until you can really smell them stirring with wooden spoon often
  2. Add  pumpkin, maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia and pinch of salt stir for another 30 seconds or min until all flavors are incorporated into pumpkin.
  3. Using a whisk, slowly whisk in cream and milk to the pumpkin mixture until it is fully incorporated and smooth. 
  4. Add the vanilla
  5. Store in a mason jar or container with a lid in the fridge, shake before every use. Keeps for 7-10 days. ENJOY! 

--------> feeling a bit naughty try adding some Whip to the top of the coffee as a nice treat. I like to use TruWhip because it has no hydrogenated oils and no corn syrup. I found mine at Wegmans and I know Whole Foods carries it too.