Sweet and spicy roots soup

A heartwarming soup to lower vata, to create solid roots, to calm your nerves and to warm you up from the inside out. Love in a bowl.

sweet and spicy roots soup

This soup is grounding, nourishing and comforting. The warming spices and root vegetables are perfect for balancing out the Vata qualities of cold, dry and light which we get in late Autumn (Fall) and into Winter.


  • 8 medium carrots
  • 1 small – medium pumpkin
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 – 5 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 chilli pepper, seeds removed
  • ½ cup finely chopped lemongrass
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 tbs Celtic sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • water
  • 1 can coconut milk (about 1 ½ cup)
  • fresh coriander

Makes enough for 4 large bowls


Roughly chop all the vegetables. Throw in a large pan. Add the ginger, chopped chilli pepper, lemongrass, turmeric, salt, cinnamon and enough water to cover the veggies.
Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer until veggies are tender. Add the coconut milk.
Using a stick blender, blend until smooth.
Serve in cute bowls, topped with fresh coriander.

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Irina VerwerIrina Verwer is a yoga teacher, Somatic therapist, intimacy coach, Ayurvedic practitioner, vegan chef and writer of two yogic cookbooks. Very grateful for and inspired by all of her teachers, Irina has created a unique style of teaching that is both intense and gentle.