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

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 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.

 

Nutrition Tip:

*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.