Sweet potato and coconut cream soup

Sweet potato and coconut cream soup
May 30, 2017 blackginger
healthy pregnancy recipe Sweet-potato-coconut-soup

Looking for a tasty lunch option for your pregnancy diet? This delicious soup recipe is packed with vitamin C and dietary fibre for a healthy pregnancy!

This soup is made with nutrition power house sweet potatoes, they are rich in vitamin C and provide an abundance of Vitamin A – which helps body tissue repair itself and aids cell growth. They are also a good source of dietary fibre and help to maintain a steady blood sugar level. This recipe also contains ginger which can help ease pregnancy nausea and is delicious!


1 tbsp groundnut oil
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1.25cm/½in piece fresh ginger, peeled
675g/1½lb sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tbsp lemongrass, chopped
570ml/1 pint vegetable stock
570ml/1 pint coconut cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 limes, zest and juice
Few slices of chilli to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onion, garlic and ginger for about 5 minutes until tender. Add the sweet potatoes and lemongrass and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  2. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the coconut cream and blend.
  4. Heat through without allowing the soup to boil. Simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavours to develop. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the lime juice and enjoy!

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