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Sweet Potato Orange Soup for Boombox Crossfit

George Bryant
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 large sweet potatoes mine were 1 pound a piece
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 celery stalk sliced thin
  • 1 orange zested and juiced, should get you 1/2 cup fresh juice
  • 2 tablespoon bacon fat melted
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • sea salt to taste
  • coconut milk optional in soup, and used to garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 425 Degrees Fahrenheit, poke holes in your sweet potatoes with a fork and place on aluminum foil in your oven for ~45-60 minutes or until your sweet potatoes are cooked through and able to pierce with a fork
  • Preheat your 3 quart sauce pan over medium heat and add your bacon fat
  • Add your carrots, celery, thyme, and sea salt to your bacon fat and cover, reduce heat to low and let your veggies steam in the bacon fat until your veggies are soft
  • Your sweet potatoes should be done now, scrape out all the flesh of the potato and add to your pan as well as your chicken stock and orange zest
  • Cover and keeping heat on low let simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Stir in your orange juice and then using a blender or your immersion blender make the soup happen
  • If you would like your soup creamy, add between 1/2 - 1 Cup full fat coconut milk and mix well
  • Transfer your soup to a serving bowl, sprinkle with some fresh thyme leaves and top with some coconut milk
  • Enjoy