Spiced carrot bisque with hemp recipe

Spiced carrot bisque with hemp recipe

  • 4


  • Prep Time

    Prep Time 20'

  • Total Time

    Total Time 35′

  • Easy


  • Nut-free


  • 4


  • Prep Time

    Prep Time 20'

  • Total Time

    Total Time 35'

  • Easy


  • Nut-free



Beautiful bisque

Think vegetable soup and you may think a bean-laden mixture, as chunky and thick as your favourite winter jumper. To clarify, we love those! Don’t get us wrong – and don’t get us started on the endless list of our favourites! But sometimes a more delicate, silken dish is required. Certainly, that’s when lobster bisque comes to mind. For instance, to us, it’s to the autumn and winter months what caviar would be to the summer and spring months. But what to do if you’ve stopped eating all animal products?

Enter vegetable bisque, or spiced carrot soup. That is to say, not only is this concoction just as satiating, it’s also a lot easier on the wallet. Get it right and you’ll be tinkering with the basic recipe, adding and subtracting ingredients depending on what’s in season. Meanwhile, retain its sweet, spicy, oil-free essence and you’re good to go. However, if you’re after something even lighter, just add more water.

hemp seed powder

A stock of fennel, celery, and carrots has graced many a wonderful soup. Additionally, here, we’ve used leek instead of onion to bring more subtlety. Further, the addition of coconut milk brings a lustrous finish as well as an intriguing richness. Chili, ginger, and black pepper bring exotic spice, while parsnips join carrot in providing essential body. To us, this is really a plant-based version of a combination of the Provencal bouillabaisse and lobster bisque. That is to say, like bouillabaisse, this soup has a wonderful, exotic piquancy that enlivens during the dull winter months. Pair with a really good, light but deep organic wine. Accompany with a lovely loaf from your favourite bakery. Preferably, torn off into rough chunks to dip into the soup as you wish. In short, pure bliss….

Wonder hemp seed powder

Erbology Organic Hemp Seed Powder brings further nutritional value to this already very healthy carrot soup recipe. That is to say, the optimum balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is found in this powder.(1)(2) To clarify, omega-3 fatty acids are valuable in combatting inflammation, a widespread problem for physical health. Moreover, they heighten cognitive functioning.(3) Most Western diets are gravely lacking in omega-3 fatty acids. Meanwhile, they have way too many omega-6. When in proper ratio with omega-3s, omega-6s are enabled into nourishing hormone production, brain function and muscle growth.(4)

Spiced carrot bisque with hemp

Hemp seed powder is also a wonderful source for both soluble and insoluble fibre, essential for digestion, and of vitamin D. That makes this soup even more perfect for the winter months, when those of us not jetting off to sunny climes don’t get enough sun. Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. But in a pinch, carrot bisque isn’t too bad…

Many people converting to a plant-based diet are anxious about getting protein. But your body can produce protein – provided it gets all the essential amino acids.(5) This is what is meant by a complete plant-based source of protein, which hemp seed powder is. Another quality of a plant-star!

Detox and gut health


  • 1/2 stalk of leek
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 small parsnips
  • ¼ fennel bulb
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 4 medium carrots
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of chilli
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Erbology Organic Hemp Seed Powder
  • 6 ⅓ cups water

Here's how you make it

  1. Wash the veggies and cut them into small/medium pieces.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and add in all your veggies. Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once the veggies are cooked, strain the water, saving 2-3 cups of stock.
  4. Place all the veggies in the blender and blend well.
  5. Add the spices, Erbology Organic Hemp Powder, and coconut milk then blend again.
  6. Add more salt and chilli as needed. Pour into bowls and enjoy right away!

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  • (1) Simopoulos, A P. “The Importance of the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio in Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Diseases.” Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood, N.J.)., U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2008

    (2) “Omega-3 : Omega-6 Balance.” What Is a Healthy Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3?

    (3) Pu, H, et al. “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation Improves Neurologic Recovery and Attenuates White Matter Injury after Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury.”Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism : Official Journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept. 2013

    (4) Simopoulos, A P. “The Importance of the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio in Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Diseases.” Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood, N.J.)., U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2008

    (5) Accessdata.fda.gov

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