• 4 medium beets (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cups organic chicken broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped fennel bulb (about 1 large)
  • 1 Tablespoon organic honey
  • Olive Oil for Sauteeing
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place cut up beets, water, cinnamon and chili powder in olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté until soft and juicy. Then add the organic chicken broth, chopped fennel, and honey. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes or until everything is tender. Cool.
  2. Place the mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle evenly with chopped fennel fronds.
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