Warm up the pot with the olive oil and spices above medium heat.
Stir in the carrots, garlic and potato, and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add peas, milk, and 2 cups of water. Mix well and let cook for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Mix in 2 additional cups of water. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Divide the mixture into 3 batches.
Blend each portion with 1/2 cup of water, and place them into your container.
Serve warm as a soup or wait until it has cooled down. It will then thicken and can be eaten as mashed peas. Just add a little bit of water before warming it up each time if you want to keep enjoying it was a soup.
Servings are calculated based on 1/2 cup servings of soup or mashed peas, so more as a side or appetizer.