Lemongrass Coconut Soup



While cleansing, soups are one of my favorite meals to have for lunch or dinner. Usually, I'm all about fresh ingredients and making meals to be eaten right away. However, soups just get better with time. I'll often take time in the evening or on a Sunday afternoon to make a pot of soup that I can then have the next day for lunch or dinner. Ideally, when I re-heat foods, I avoid the microwave and use the stove top. 


Soup Base Ingredients

  • 1 can organic coconut milk 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 stalks fresh lemon grass (diced)
  • 1 table spoon chopped ginger 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • Juice of one lime 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 

Additional Vegetables: 

  • carrots
  • green zucchini
  • yellow zucchini
  • green beans
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • kale, celery 

Directions: 

• Bring the above ingredients to a boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes.

• Add your choice of vegetables and cook until tender. Note: remember cook times are different (e.g., start with carrots, as they will take longer to cook than zucchini) OR cut carrots smaller and then vegetables will cook at appropriately the same time. 


Tips: 

  •  Dice the lemon grass and ginger, and then use the flat edge of your knife to squish the lemon grass/ginger to release the flavors
  • Turmeric dyes most things yellow, so be careful while cooking and watch for splatter on clothes. 
  • If you are planning to re-heat soup for the next day, you do not need to add in as many vegetables, as they will get too soft. But have some pre-cut that can be used for the next day. 
  • This soup gives makes you feel quite full because of the coconut milk base and the lemon grass/ginger combination is quite savory. But if you are feeling you need some additional energy you can also add in: pre-cooked chickpeas, quinoa, or lentils. 

 - Tiffany Cheung


More About Me and Sattva Recipes: 

What I have learned from the Sattva practice is to always reflect and ask "Why?" In February 2017, I moved from deep freeze Alberta winter to eternal summer in the Caribbean. At first, it felt amazing!! And then my body was like "wow, we're staying?". It was a bit of a shock to the system. My skin broke out, I had a tough time sleeping and my throat felt dry and scratchy. So, I decided to listen to my body and do a bit of a reset on my system by cleansing. I am very thankful for the support of  the Sattva Online community, as it has kept me grounded to my practice. My hope is to share my journey and creations with you and be a resource of information. What I have to offer is just a simple base of ingredients and directions . So remember to tune into your own taste and, texture preferences and be creative.