Sweet Potato, Coconut and Carrot Soup


sweet potato and coconut soup

Updated post.

I wanted to share this healthy, wholesome low GI soup I rustled up with you now the weather’s turned- a little bit of winter sunshine to brighten up your world this season and something your kids might enjoy too (mine gobbled it up, dipping wheat-free buttered toast into small bowls of golden orange-y goodness).

I experimented with the ingredients I had in the house already, so added coconut milk, 2 whole oranges, sweet potatoes and carrots so there’s a little Thai influence here- a thick, creamy sweet soup that won’t spike blood sugar and will keep you full for hours.

sweet potato soup



  • Mild olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced 1 medium to large sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 600ml or coconut milk
  • the juice of 2 large oranges
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • single cream, basil leaves and coconut flakes for garnish


In a large deep based pot, fry garlic, onion and carrots until golden, add the sweet potatoes and cover with vegetable stock. Bring to the boil on low until the vegetables are soft. This usually takes 20 minutes.  Add the coconut milk and juice and simmer for a few minutes. Season and serve.

Here we garnished with a little single cream, a basil leaf and coconut flakes.

sweet potato, coconut and orange soup


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31 Responses

  1. Emz

    OooOoo yum! I make Sweet potato soup but wouldn’t think of adding orange juice to it – will give this a try x

  2. Mel

    Oh wow, this is exactly my kind of soup! Pinning right now before I forget. xx
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  3. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    This soup sounds delicious. I have made a sweet potato and carrot soup before but I bet that the addition of coconut milk makes it extra special x #TastyTuesdays
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    • Honest mum

      Thanks lovely, love the creaminess it gives, the flavours work so well x
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  4. Candace

    we are loving soups right now. There is something that is so warming about them this time of year with the cold frosty weather. This so soup sounds yum apart from the coconut which I don’t like but I’m sure it would taste fine without coconut with perhaps a little chilli instead.
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  5. Zena's Suitcase

    This is a must make recipe for me Vicki, love the flavours in this one. Bet it’s gorgeous! Zx
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    • Honest mum

      Thanks Zena, the flavours really completed one another, so glad you like the sound of it. The kids loved it too x
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  6. Pamela Risk

    Wow looks so yummy & the coconut i would never have thought to add.
    love the pics too,especially the one with the spoon.

  7. Notmyyearoff

    I was just about to say I wouldn’t think to put coconut and sweet potato together and then just remember a burmese spaghetti that my mum makes very regularly which has a very coconut soup base and is topped with potato and egg. It is absolutely scrummy. Must try this! 🙂

    • honestmum

      Oh wow that spaghetti sounds amazing, will you post the recipe? x
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