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Savory Pumpkin Soup [v/gf]

October 9, 2017

WELCOME TO PUMPKIN LIFE!

I love fall for the amazing produce it brings. You're about to start cooking like you've never had vitamin A before and it'll be grand.

Why? Because pumpkin.

 

Some of you may be rolling your eyes at me, but read me out! Squash doesn't have to be that weird sweet stuff that gets coated in marshmallows and butter. It can be an incredible addition to your training!

Soup is one of my favorite training recovery food because it sits so easily and warms the belly after a long, chilly or wet run. This soup will bring out the spice of the pumpkin, rather than the sweet. Not only that, but it's easy to cook and requires few ingredients to really shine in flavor.

 

Why ze Pumpkin?

-That gorgeous orange is beta-carotene, and helps our bods stave off the aging process, including helping the hair shine and skin glow.

-Fiber helps fill the belly without the extra calories, letting you same room for the naughtier desserts

-The pumpkin pulp has shown to absorb glucose in the liver, helping those with diabetes and those with high risk of diabetes, fend it off.

-Vitamin C, A, and potassium help boost the immune system as we end flu/cold season.

 

Savory Pumpkin Soup

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)

  • 1 T yellow curry powder

  • 4 cups store-bought or homemade pumpkin purée

  • 2 cups veggie stock

  • 1 (13.5-oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk

  • Optional: garnishes such as chives, pumpkin seeds

 

Instructions

 

Throw everything but the coconut milk in the crock pot on high for 4 hours o

 

r low for 6-whenever you need it.

 

Scoop cups into blend to puree evenly, or splurge on the immersion blender because it makes life SO much easier ( #souplife)

 

Stir in the can of coconut milk and any other last minute seasonings of preference before serving!

 

 

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