The perfect Soup for Crohn's sufferers.

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fotomann_forever
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   Posted 9/19/2011 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
The perfect Soup for Crohn's sufferers.

Low Residue, Anti-Imflamatory, Sweet Potato Soup - The perfect Soup for Crohn's Sufferers.

I recently went to the hospital with a Crohn's related blocked small intestine. Luckily no surgery, predisone seems to be clearing it up, but, while on a low residue diet, I think I found the PERFECT food. This sweet potato soup is not only very nutrious, but is also low residue, and anti-imflammatory. It's quite possibly the only thing you'd ever need to eat. I started with a recipe for sweet potato soup I found on Foodnetwork.com, making a few modifications to make the soup perfectly beneficial.

Ingredients and benefits:

2 tablespoon flour

2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Oleocanthal, found in EVOO has been found to be have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

3 cups low fat chicken broth - provides protien and allegedly good for the soul. Vegetable broth may be used instead.

2 tablespoon light brown sugar or 2 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup - while maple syrup is of no particular interest to Crohn's sufferes, it does have antioxidant properties. It will, change the taste of the soup a bit.

3 cups cooked sweet potatoes - The sweet potato is the most nutritional of all the vegetables, considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium also it helps stabilize blood sugar.

1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric - A type of ginger, in Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders.

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon - cinnamon has been linked to preventing colon cancer.

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves - mprove peristalsis, the muscle contractions that move food through the digestive tract

Optional - 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper - add it for taste and its analgesic properties.

Optional - 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion - adds a sweet taste and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

2 cup soy milk - a good source of protein.

Salt - for taste, but you do need salt.

Directions
In a heavy saucepot, over medium-low heat, cook the flour and EVOO stirring constantly until roux achieves a light caramel color.

Add the broth and brown sugar (or maple syrup), bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.

Stir in the sweet potatoes and spices (and onion), bring to a simmer again, and cook for 5 minutes more.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. In a blender, puree the soup in batches and return to saucepot. Add the milk, and reheat soup. Season with salt, ladle into warm soup bowls and serve.

Makes about four good-size servings. Hope you enjoy. I do and am excited to share. If it's a little too spicy for you to tolerate well, don't use the red pepper and lower the cinamon.

Edited for typos and options.

Post Edited (fotomann_forever) : 9/19/2011 11:04:57 PM (GMT-6)


noories
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   Posted 9/19/2011 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
ooooohhhhhh sounds amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! i shall try it next week when i buy the missing ingredients! thank you for sharing :D
30 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2001 and IBS in 2009, Resection in 2005
Tried Humira, Prednisone and Pentasa and 100 other cocktails
med-free for 1.5 years now following Naturopathic medicine :)
now taking: 12 species probiotics, aloe vera gel, l-glutamine et vitamins

fotomann_forever
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   Posted 9/19/2011 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It is really great stuff... I love it.... :)

noories
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   Posted 9/19/2011 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i shall try it with almond milk since its my favorite :) yum! im hungry now!!! darn! hehe
30 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2001 and IBS in 2009, Resection in 2005
Tried Humira, Prednisone and Pentasa and 100 other cocktails
med-free for 1.5 years now following Naturopathic medicine :)
now taking: 12 species probiotics, aloe vera gel, l-glutamine et vitamins

pb4
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   Posted 9/19/2011 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes that does sound good but I won't be adding the brown sugar (inflammatory) and I haven't eaten any process sugars since I altered my diet....when I need a sweetner I use pure Stevia as it has no calories nor is it inflammatory like sugar (white/brown).

Thanks for the recipe!!
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
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vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

fotomann_forever
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   Posted 9/19/2011 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I debated on using honey, but didn't see much benefit and I'm not sure of how it would affect the recipe.

fotomann_forever
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   Posted 9/19/2011 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Did a bit of research on a good replacement for the brown sugar. Of all the "sweeteners" maple syrup would be best for this recipe. I recommend adding the optional onions with the syrup.

pb4
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   Posted 9/20/2011 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Awesome, I'll have to check into that....I don't eat/drink anything processed...honey might be a better option, maybe agave honey.

Thanks!
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

fotomann_forever
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   Posted 9/20/2011 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I put it up on All-Recipes.com if you wanna check it out and make suggestions there too :) Thanks for the feedback, I like the agave honey idea.

allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62905186/low-residue-anti-imflamatory-sweet-potato-soup---the-perfect-soup-for-crohns-sufferers/detail.aspx

noories
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   Posted 9/20/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
i have it bookmarked! you're the best! will give you update when i make it! keep on sharing!!! :D
30 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2001 and IBS in 2009, Resection in 2005
Tried Humira, Prednisone and Pentasa and 100 other cocktails
med-free for 1.5 years now following Naturopathic medicine :)
now taking: 12 species probiotics, aloe vera gel, l-glutamine et vitamins

kew
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   Posted 9/20/2011 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yum! I'm definitely going to make this. I love soups, especially in the fall/winter! Thanks for sharing! VIEW IMAGE
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