How to Make Buttery Carrot Soup
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Saute onions in the butter. Add garlic and continue sauteing for another thirty seconds or just until brown.
Puree carrots with onions and garlic in a blender with water. Add with remaining ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Serve.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Buttery carrot soup is simple to digest and fatty. It is perfect for someone recovering from stress or illness. Carrots are easy to digest. Onions and garlic ground the nervous system. Black pepper adds warmth, making this recipe a comfort. If you tend towards heaviness and congestion (aggravated Kapha
) reduce the quantity of butter accordingly.
WHAT IS BUTTERY CARROT SOUP?
Buttery soft warm carrots are creamy and comfortable for cold weather days.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Buttery Carrot Soup
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
High Fiber Laxative
A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Buttery Carrot Soup
Carrot has these Actions in Common
Antilithic, Cholagogue, High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive, Tonic, Antioxidant, Diuretic, Livotonic, Opthalmic, Alterative, Blood-tonic, General-laxative, Lung-tonic, Skin-tonic
Beets has these Actions in Common
Livotonic, Satisfies-stomach, Vasodilator, Alterative, Cholagogue, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Antispasmodic, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic
Grape has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, General-laxative, Nutritive, Tonic, Blood-tonic, High-fiber-laxative, Opthalmic, Alterative, Diuretic, Livotonic, Quenches-thirst
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, General-laxative, Nutritive, Diuretic, High-fiber-laxative, Opthalmic, Alterative, Galactagogue, Livotonic, Tonic
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, General-laxative, Cholagogue, Expectorant, Makes-you-tired
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Diuretic, General-laxative, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Diuretic, Nutritive, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Skin-tonic, Digestive, Livotonic, Stimulates-energy
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Antilithic, Galactagogue, Satisfies-stomach, Blood-tonic, Lung-tonic, Tonic, Alterative, Diuretic, Nutritive
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Antilithic, Digestive, Galactagogue, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Nutritive
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Flushes-sinuses, Antioxidant, Cholagogue, Skin-tonic
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Skin-tonic, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Galactagogue, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Buttery Carrot Soup
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Lung-tonic, Antilithic, Stimulates-energy, Antioxidant, Tonic, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Opthalmic, Quenches-thirst, Alterative, Skin-tonic, Antioxidant, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Tonic, Digestive, General-laxative, Nutritive
Belly breathing has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Antispasmodic, Blood-tonic, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative, Lung-tonic
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative
Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, General-laxative, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Antispasmodic, Blood-tonic, Digestive
Red Clover has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Antilithic, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Lung-tonic
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antispasmodic, Blood-tonic, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antispasmodic, Blood-tonic, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Galactagogue, Nutritive, Tonic, Alterative, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Blood-tonic
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Blood-tonic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics
His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem.
His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.