Creamy Celeriac & Pear Soup

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Spicy, slightly sweet, and flavorful, this soup is the perfect warming dish for family gatherings and holidays. During a busy time, this soup is easy to make, calls for few ingredients, and allows for many different types of herbs and spices to be added for extra flavor.This soup is made with water instead of broth and a touch of coconut milk (optional), which helps to save a considerable amount of sodium (great news because holiday foods are loaded with salt!). The celeriac also contains a naturally-rich source of electrolytes potassium and sodium. Celeriac root is coupled with the slightly sweet pear, which is a source of fiber and low in calories. Serve this soup as a lighter start to your holiday meals, and add your favorite herbs and spices to finish it off for your own, unique taste.

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  • 2 bulbs celeriac, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 2 small pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) coconut milk (swap for any other type of non-dairy milk)
  • 2 – 3 cups (250 – 375 ml) water (depending on desired thickness)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 sage leaves, chopped (1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel and chop garlic, celeriac and pears and add to stock pot over medium heat, then add water and coconut milk.
  3. Cook over medium/high heat and then reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 40 minutes or until ingredients are soft.
  4. Once ingredients are soft, add sage and salt and pepper and reduce to low heat and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and process with an immersion blender or add to a food processor or blender. Pour into large mixing bowl or stock pot and add maple syrup for added sweetness.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories130
  • Fat7g
  • Saturated Fat6g
  • Cholesterol0g
  • Sodium85mg
  • Carbohydrates15g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars2g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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