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Clean Eating Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin soup is one of the things I look forward to most about the autumn. It makes breaking up with the summer a little easier knowing that I can cosy down with a bowl of pumpkin soup in front of the fire. However with the Indian Summer we have been having here in the UK I have wondered if that day would ever arrive. (Not that I am complaining, I would keep the Indian Summer going until March if I could!).

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Pumpkin soup is one of the easiest, quickest soups to make. Pumpkins are a great source of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C and Zinc which help the immune system and skin. So if you are feeling a bit under the weather and could do with a healthy glow, go get yourself some pumpkins!

This is a very basic pumpkin recipe so feel free to spice it up however you like. We sometimes add chilli powder and turmeric for a fiery kick. I used a culinary pumpkin (not a carving pumpkin) which is just a small pumpkin and can be purchased from most mainstream supermarkets.

Traditionally, we always eat this soup for Halloween with ‘pigs in blankets’ and pumpkin muffins for dessert. The boys think its great and it makes dinnertime easy for me too!

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Clean Eating Pumpkin Soup

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  • Yield: 4 Servings

This is a very basic pumpkin recipe so feel free to spice it up however you like. We sometimes add chilli powder and turmeric for a fiery kick. I used a culinary pumpkin (not a carving pumpkin) which is just a small pumpkin which can be purchased from most mainstream supermarkets.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and add the onion, celery, carrots. allow to soften slightly for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the pumpkin and stock to the pan and bring to the boil.
  3. Once bubbling, reduce the heat and simmer (with a lid mostly covering the saucepan) for 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before blitzing with a hand blender until smooth.
  5. Use the salt and pepper to season to taste before blitzing one final time.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

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