Detox Pumpkin Soup (Bowl of Sunshine Soup!)
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 diced medium sized red or yellow onion
  • 3 diced garlic cloves (or more if you love garlic...)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or you can just sub in water for veggie broth)
  • 2 heaping cups chopped leeks (about 2-3 leak stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 2 celery stalks)
  • ½ cup chopped carrots (about one big carrot)
  • 3 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 5 cups water (can also sub in 1 cup of milk of choice instead of last cup of water)
Spices
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne (or more if you like it spicy!)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp sage
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
Directions
  1. In a large, deep pot saute the garlic and onions in half cup of water, over medium-high heat, until slightly browned (about five minutes). Add vegetable bouillon cube and dissolve it in the pot. Add water when necessary. Watch closely to make sure that a bit of water remains in the pot.
  2. Prepare the spices in a little bowl and stir them together.
  3. Add the spices to the soup and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add 4 cups of water to the pot. Bring the contents of the pot to a boil and add the leeks, carrots and celery. Turn the heat down to medium-low to maintain a steady simmer.
  5. Cook until the carrots, leeks and celery are softened and cooked through (about 15 minutes).
  6. Add pureed pumpkin. Add one more cup of water or milk of choice. Leave the contents of the pot to simmer for another 5 minutes
  7. Take the soup off of the heat. Using a blender, blend the soup until it is smooth and creamy. Make sure that the soup has cooled down a bit so you don't burn yourself
Notes
- Use one cup less water if you prefer a thicker soup
- Substitute one cup of milk of choice for one cup of water if you want an uber creamy soup
- I often add in a couple nuts like pecans, almonds or walnuts into my soup to make it a full meal!
Nutritional Benefits: No cholesterol, high in fiber, high in iron, low in fat,very high in vitamin C, A and B6, high in manganese, magnesium and potassium
Nutrition Information
Calories: 511 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 117g Sugar: 42g Sodium: 446mg Fiber: 34g Protein: 15g
Recipe by Ceara's Kitchen at https://www.cearaskitchen.com/bowl-of-sunshine-detox-pumpkin-curry-soup/