As the weather slowly cools down for this period of the year, we may start noticing a few coughs and sneezes in the office. Flu makes its comeback during winter and we have to ensure we stay healthy and keep up our nutrient intake. This will help us prevent catching a nasty cold or passing it on to other unsuspecting victims.
Below is a simple healthy yet tasty recipe for a pumpkin and ginger soup to help keep those chills at bay
You will need the following:
- 1 kg pumpkin
- 2 shallots
- 75 g ginger
- a few sprigs of fresh herbs , such as chives, mint
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 litre organic vegetable stock
- 125 ml coconut milk , plus extra to serve
- ½ tablespoon chilli powder
- 1 lime
Deseed and roughly chop the pumpkin, peel and chop the shallots, then peel and finely grate the ginger. Pick and finely chop the herbs
Place the pumpkin, shallots, ginger and some oil in a large pan and sauté until soft.
Add the stock, coconut milk and chilli powder. Season, then bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes.
Blitz in a food processor then serve with the fresh herbs, lime juice and a splash of coconut milk.
This should take no longer than 1 hour and is simple to make. Below you can see the nutrient value for this dish:
Nutrition per serving
|Saturates 2.1g||Protein 4.6g||Carbs
*Adult daily intake
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