This Pumpkin and Ginger soup favourite is vegan, gluten-free and best of all delicious! Packed full of nutrition in every serving, this is bound to become a Winter staple. Is there anything better than a warm pot of soup on a cold night?
Pumpkin and Ginger Soup Ingredients:
1 kg pumpkin
75 g ginger
a few sprigs of fresh herbs: such as chives or mint
extra virgin olive oil
1 liter organic vegetable stock
125 ml coconut milk, plus extra to serve
½ tablespoon chili powder
1. Roughly chop the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Peel and chop the shallots, then peel and finely grate the ginger. Pick and finely chop herbs.
2. Place the pumpkin, shallots, ginger and some oil in a large saucepan and sauté until soft.
3. Add the stock, coconut milk and chili powder. Season, then bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes.
4. Blitz in a food processor then serve with the fresh herbs, lime juice and a splash of coconut milk (add some crunchy bread – gluten free if required).
Benefits of pumpkin and ginger:
Benefits of Pumpkin:
- High in nutrients: Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber.
- May support healthy vision: The vitamin A in pumpkin is important for maintaining eye health and may help prevent age-related vision loss.
- May support immune function: Vitamin A also helps support a healthy immune system.
- May improve heart health: The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C in pumpkin may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- May support weight loss: Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fiber, which can help promote feelings of fullness and support weight loss.
Benefits of Ginger:
- May reduce inflammation: Ginger contains compounds called gingerols and shogaols that have anti-inflammatory effects and may help reduce pain and swelling.
- May support digestion: Ginger can help stimulate digestion and relieve nausea and vomiting.
- May reduce menstrual pain: Some studies have found that ginger may help reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.
- May improve brain function: Some preliminary research suggests that the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger may help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
- May help lower blood sugar: Some studies have found that ginger may help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.