November is National Diabetes Month; Find out the benefits of the fresh avocado in this creamy sweet potato avocado soup!
Packed with vitamin A and fiber, this soup makes a light meal on its own or savory addition to dinner.
Avocados can fit into a variety of eating plans including a Type 2 Diabetes friendly meal plan.
- Consuming foods rich in fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Healthy avocados are a good source of fiber and contain 3 g of fiber per serving (one-third of a medium avocado)
- Fresh avocados provide naturally good fats, making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.
- Fresh avocados are low in saturated fat and are cholesterol- and sodium-free
- Healthy avocados can be a satisfying addition to a reduced-calorie diet when eaten in place of other fat sources.
- Avocados are sugar-free, unlike most varieties of fruit.
5 minutes of prep time, cook time of 10 minutes
Ingredients for 6 servings:
- 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 large sweet potato (about 1 lb.) peeled and cubed
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 tsp. honey
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp. chipotle powder or to taste
- 2 ripe, fresh avocados peeled and sliced
- Heat broth, sweet potatoes, onion, honey, cumin, salt and chipotle powder in a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until potatoes are cooked through. Remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes.
- Add one avocado into the cooled sweet potato mixture.
- Puree soup using an immersion blender until smooth. Reheat before serving.
- Pour soup into shallow bowls. Add remaining avocado slices on top of soup
The recipe was provided by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®
Find the recipe here.
*Note: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.