A bowl of soup with a spoon in it
November 13, 2023
A bowl of soup with a spoon in it

Brain Healthy Ingredients: Turmeric, Winter Squashes & Carrots

Serves: 2-4

This spiced soup is a great source of brain healthy beta-carotene and turmeric. Make a big batch and pack it for lunch.

Before serving, you can sprinkle the top with chopped fresh herbs or a few grinds of black pepper.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped into 2 inch sections
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream


  • Heat oil in soup pot over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add curry powder and ginger and sauté about one minute.
  • Add carrots and salt and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low until carrots are very soft, about
  • Remove from heat and puree using an immersion blender, or in batches in a regular blender.
  • Put pureed soup into a bowl and stir in milk or cream. Serve immediately.