Country Bumpkin Soup

I make pumpkin soup AGAIN! I have seriously eaten about 3 batches this week already. I love it, just can’t get enough.

My attempt at carving a pumpkin face – failed! At least I still get yummy soup ūüôā

Check out my recipe, it’s sooooo easy!

  • Pumpkin
  • Onion
  • cinnamon
  • paprika
  • nutmeg
  • Coconut oil
Fry the onion in Coconut oil, then add chopped pumpkin, add water to pan, simmer for 20 minutes. Then add to blender, add spices and blend. Season with salt & pepper & serve!
Here are some nutritional facts about pumpkins another good reason to make this soup..:

Pumpkin is low in fat and calories, but rich in these nutrients:

  • Alpha-carotene
  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamins C and E
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Pantothenic acid

Alpha-carotene and beta-carotene both work as antioxidants in the body and are pro-vitamin A carotenoids, meaning they’re converted to vitamin A by the body.  Carotenoids boost immunity and reduce heart disease risk.  Beta-carotene may help reverse skin damage caused by the sun and act as an anti-flammatory.  Alpha-carotene is also thought to slow the aging process, prevent tumor growth and is very good for your eyes, helping reduce the risk of developing cataracts.

Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, with one half cup containing 5 grams of fiber.  We all know the benefits of fiber; it reduces bad cholesterol levels, protects the body against heart disease, helps control blood sugar levels, promotes healthy digestion and may also play a role in weight loss.

Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin C, which boosts immunity, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease and aids regulation of cholesterol levels.  A good source of Vitamin E, pumpkin promotes healthy skin by protecting the body from sun damage and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.

So yes A LOT of good reasons to eat pumpkin this Halloween.

 

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