On days when you feel you need a little extra kick to get through your unruly to-do list, try adding colour to your day to give you that boost of energy that is only possible with rich, nutrient-bursting soup, such as this Rugani-inspired Beetroot and Lime Soup.
Beetroot is known to increase athletic performance, sharpen your mind, regulate blood pressure and helps to maintain a healthy weight. Sounds like the perfect food for superheroes like you. Try it!
- Preheat oven to 180 °C. Remove the tops and the roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler. Cut the beets into quarters. In a roasting tray place the beetroot and sprinkle with half the olive oil. Roast beetroot for 40 minutes or until soft.
- In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and fry the onion, celery, ginger, garlic and leeks together. Fry till golden brown. Then add cumin, salt and pepper and fry for an-other minute. Add the beetroot, vegetable stock and lime. Cook until all the ingredients are soft. Place all the ingredients in a blender and add the coconut milk and Rugani Juice. Blend till smooth. If you prefer a thinner soup add more beet-root juice to liking.
- Adjust seasoning to liking. Garnish with coconut milk, sprouts and sesame seeds.