Ginger Carrot Soup
Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM
Susan has reminded us several times that PCRM does not edit the Celebrity recipes and day 7's Ginger Carrot Soup recipe reminds us why we need to exercise our own judgment when considering using any of them.
The recipe which serves 6 includes 1/4 cup of olive oil and 3 cups of coconut milk. Doing the math:
Fat in 3 cups of coconut milk is:
154 grams total fat of which 129 g is saturated fat
Fat in 1/4 cup of olive oil is:
54 grams total fat of which 7.5 g is saturated fat
Total fat from these two sources in the recipe is:
208 grams of total fat of which 136.5 is saturated.
Dividing by 6 yields the per serving fat =
34.7 g of total fat of which 22.75 is saturated
Thus calories from fat in one serving is 312 calories which would put you well over the PCRM recommended fat for the entire day.
I am sure it would taste good and its name sounds healthy, but don't mistake this recipe for a health food.