Warming Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

This warming sweet potato & lentil soup is great for balancing blood sugar as the fibre in the sweet potato and lentils slow down the digestion reducing a spike in blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are also rich in carotenoids which are beneficial for the cardiovascular system which is at high risk with diabetes.

Recipe by Suzy Becqué
Serves - 3
Prep. Time - 5
Cooking Time - 30


  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 10g coriander stalks chopped
  • Small thumb-size piece fresh root ginger
  • 400g sweet potatoes
  • Half litre vegetable stock
  • 50g red lentils
  • 150ml milk/soya milk (if dairy free)
  • juice of half a lime


  • Put the curry powder into a large saucepan, then toast over a medium heat for 2 mins.
  • Add the coconut oil and stir.
  • Add the onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, season, then cook over a low heat for 5 mins. Stir occasionally.
  • Grate the sweet potatoes. Add to the pan with the stock, lentils,
    milk and seasoning, then simmer, covered, for 20 mins.
  • Blend until smooth. Stir in the lime juice, check the seasoning and serve, topped with the chopped coriander leaves.

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