Tis the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice. The Fall season is a wonderful time to enjoy warming and nourishing foods that promote beauty from within. Homemade soups can be such a delight due to their high nutrient content. Plus they make the whole house smell divine!
Preparing nutrient rich soups is a wonderful way to nourish our beauty naturally while avoiding unhealthy ingredients.
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Pumpkin contains wonderful anti aging benefits:
Rich in vitamin A
Rich in vitamin C
Rich in vitamin E
Rich in antioxidants
Rich in riboflavin
Rich in potassium
Rich in magnesium
Rich in beta carotene
Fantastic source of fiber
All of these wonderful vitamins and minerals help our skin glow!
To encourage a healthy body, glowing skin, and reduce toxin intake I always prepare my meals in my favorite non toxic cookware.
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Okay now let's get cooking!
2 sugar pumpkins
2 medium shallots (diced)
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups full fat coconut milk
2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon (use Ceylon cinnamon if possible. It has is higher in antioxidants than regular cinnamon.)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 & line baking sheet with parchment paper
2.) Cut off the tops of the sugar pumpkins & halve them. Scoop out the seeds
3.) Brush the pumpkin halves with oil & place face down on the baking sheet
4.) Bake 45-50 min or until fork easily pierces the skin. Let cool for 10 min & remove skin
5.) Add 1tbsp olive oil, garlic, shallot to sauce pan on medium heat. Heat for 2-3 min
6.) Add pumpkin & remaining ingredients & bring to a simmer
7.) Add soup mixture to a blender & purée
8.) Pour mixture back to pot & continue cooking for 5-10 min
9.) Add any additional seasonings if desired.
10.) Serve and enjoy
Voila! Delicious and nutritious pumpkin spice soup.
I really hope you enjoy this Fall inspired soup. It's wonderful served alone or as a side dish.
Cheers to healthy nourishing food!
Xo Jessica Rose
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