Saturday, 6 July 2013

Healthy Pumpkin Soup

A fantastic, healthy winter warmer.  Pumpkin is high in antioxidants, helping the body protect you from heart disease and cancer.  They are also a low-calorie food with just 49 calories per one cooked cup of pumpkin.


Ingredients for healthy pumpkin soup


Ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 medium sizes butternut pumpkin - chopped [skin left on]
  • 1 parsnip - chopped
  • 1 brown onion - chopped
  • 1 celery stalk - chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Small tub natural yogurt
Equipment: Stick blender



1 serving of pumpkin soupMethod:

  1. Place all chopped vegetables, curry powder, salt, cumin and water into a large soup pan.
  2. Bring to simmer temperature and leave for 30 minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock and simmer for a further 45 minutes.
  4. Blend the soup and serve with a desert spoon of natural yogurt on on the top.
 Note: Soup can be frozen and will also last in the refrigerator for about 1 
          week. 



Enjoy !!