Bariatric Friendly Beetroot, Ginger and Coconut Milk Soup
Anyone who has had bariatric surgery knows that the next few weeks can be challenging. You have to make sure that the food is not too heavy. That is where this coconut, ginger and beetroot soup comes in handy. The great taste and contrast of the spicy ginger with the cooling effects of the coconut milk make it really pleasant to pallet.
You will need to follow a long term diet after gastric bypass surgery and this is the best beetroot soup to get you off to a great start!
This Beetroot Soup recipe is perfect for the whole family. I’m sure you will love it.
Beetroot Soup Ingredients
Looking to give this beetroot, ginger and coconut milk soup a whirl? Great, as here is a list of all the anti-inflammatory ingredients you will need to make two servings.
- 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 medium sized onion, chopped
- 1.5 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp of finely chopped ginger
- 2.5 cups of vegetable stock
- 2 medium sized beetroots, peeled and chopped
- 7 ounces or ½ can of zero fat/ light coconut milk
- ¼ tsp of black pepper
How to Make Beetroot Soup
Not too sure about how to make it? Not to worry, as here are all of the steps you need to make the most delicious bariatric friendly beetroot, ginger and coconut milk soup of all time.
- Heat a large pot over a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chopped onion and cook until soft (usually about 4-5 minutes).
- Add the garlic and ginger to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Next, add the beetroot and cups of stock and bring it to boil for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until the beetroot is tender when probed.
- Pour the contents of the pot into the blender and blend until smooth.
- Stir in the light/ zero fat coconut milk, salt and pepper. Add more coconut milk if necessary to improve the consistency.
- Pour into bowls and serve hot.
Low Carb Soup for the Whole Family
Not only is this recipe extremely tasty for those who have recently had bariatric surgery, but it is also a great low carb soup and healthy meal for the whole family. But to make the meals a little more filling you can accompany the soup with different sides.
If you are preparing this meal for the whole family, you may try adding some of the following sides that are not bariatric surgery friendly, but are a great treat for those who are supporting you on your weight loss journey.
- This soup goes fantastically with thick slices of crusty bread smothered in a little butter. Pop slices into a bowl and they will be perfect for the family to dip in their soup.
- Boil some new potatoes in hot water until cooked and then sprinkle with salt and place them directly into the bowl of soup.
- Roast parsnips, carrots, and butternut squash in the oven with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper on top. Serve alongside the soup.
What I love about this bariatric soup recipe is that it is so quick to put together and can easily be made into a heavier meal for other members of the family. It is light and easy on the stomach so it will not cause any discomfort to bariatric patients.
I would love to hear what you think of this bariatric friendly recipe in the comments section below and I wish you the best of luck on your weight loss journey!
Jeremy grew up learning how to cook from his parents as well as working in a high-volume catering operation while in college. He now enjoys spending time with his family writing for his blog Ktchndad.
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