Nourishing Pumpkin Curry Soup
Soup season is officially in full swing! Do you prefer drinking soup from a mug or eating from a bowl? Personally, I like drinking hot soup from a mug! It's less mess & I can feel the warmth in my hands in the same way that you do holding a hot cup of tea or coffee. Soups are like the cold weather variation of smoothies because they can be easily prepped (this one takes less than 30 minutes!), can be LOADED with healthy ingredients, & if you're Team Mug like me, they can also be taken on-the-go in a travel mug if needed!
Especially if you're someone who is prone to getting cold hands & feet, slow digestion, & low energy, warm foods will be easier to fuel your body with! This particular soup is not only made with seasonal ingredients, but it's also extremely nourishing & healing-- also you can tell from the name (*wink*) It's easy to digest & supportive of the gut. It contains helpful ingredients for your skin. It's anti-inflammatory & supportive of the immune system. It's amazing for the luteal & menstrual phases of your cycle. If you want, you can even add adaptogens to this recipe to help your body adapt to stress during the holiday season! This is a simple, healthy recipe, created with love, that really does it all!
Ingredients: 1 cup of chopped carrots
1 small yellow onion, diced 1 ounce fresh ginger, grated
3-4 gloves of garlic, minced 2-3 tablespoons of Red Curry Paste
1 can of pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling) 4 cups of Chicken Bone Broth (can sub for veggie broth) Pinch of Pink Himilayan Salt (I don't measure this) Generous sprinkle of Turmeric (I don't measure this) Sprinkle of Black Pepper (I don't measure this) Sprinkle of Cinnamon (I don't measure this) 1 can of coconut milk Lime juice (2-3 tablespoons) OPTIONAL: 1-2 tablespoons of adaptogenic mushrooms or ashwagandha for boosting resilience against stress (*note: I am not prescribing these herbal supplements & suggest you listen to your body, consider any health conditions you may have, & consult with your medical provider) How To Make Your Nourishing Pumpkin Curry Soup:
- In a Dutch Oven or large soup pot on medium-high heat, drzzle a couple tablespoons of olive oil & sauté carrots & onion. Stir for about 5-8 minutes, until onions are becoming translucent & carrots begin to really cook.
- Stir in curry paste, ginger, & garlic for about 2 minutes. Reduce heat. - Add salt, turmeric, black pepper, & cinnamon - Add Pumpkin & broth, stirring well - Allow soup to reach a gentle warmth, then pour into a blender & mix on high for 1-2 minutes. If you're using adaptogens, add them to the blender to mix. - Gently pour soup back into pot on medium & add coconut milk. - Squeeze in lime juice to taste - Serve & consider garnishes like cilantro, more lime, pumpkin seeds, or sesame seeds. - Reheat on the stove as needed, avoiding the microwave, to preserve nutritional quality.
Want to do more to support your digestion, gut health, & hormones? I'm teaching a Rest & Digest For Success: Gut Health & Hormones Masterclass on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at 6pm CST (replay available to those registered). This class is a TREASURE TROVE of information, tips, & actionable resources for those of you who struggle with bloating during PMS, constipation, or who just want to improve your gut health & the way it affects your mood & hormones. Register here to join us!