Immune Boosting Pumpkin Soup

Immune Boosting Pumpkin Soup

This pumpkin soup recipe is a great way to use the inside of the pumpkin at Halloween. It is fairly quick to make and with the use of spices such as turmeric and cinnamon, it will boost your immunity which is sometimes compromised during the autumn months. 

Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, an active antioxidant that reduces toxicity and cellular damage in the body. It protects against infection along the mucus membranes, such as those in the nose, throat and lungs. This is useful during the autumn season when the rate of infection is particularly high. 

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 350g fresh pumpkin
  • 2 x celery sticks washed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 x large brown onion finely chopped
  • 1 x large carrot washed and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Sweat the carrot, celery and onion in a large pot with five tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper
  2. When the vegetables are soft, add the pumpkin and spices and stir to ensure the spices are mixed well
  3. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil
  4. Turn the heat down to a simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft
  5. Blend the mixture with a handheld food blender until smooth

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