In the summer, the sweet, slender new season’s carrots start to appear. These are the best choice for this soup. If you use older, bigger loose carrots, be sure to peel them well. The skin can sometimes be a little bitter. If your mouth is sore, don’t add the lemon juice.
Maple syrup adds its distinctive sweetness to this soup, but it is sugar. If you’re trying to cut down, either leave it out or substitute with a tablespoon of organic golden raisins which will bring fiber, minerals, and vitamins along with their sweetness. If you opt for the raisins, add them in step 1 as you would the syrup.