Coconut Lemongrass Pumpkin Soup
- 4 lb sugar pie pumpkin (or substitute two 15 oz cans of pumpkin puree)
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tablespoons lemongrass, chopped
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 15 oz can coconut milk (light or full-fat)
- 1 Tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
- ½-1 teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 2 scoops Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder (optional; omit for vegan option)
- Unsweetened shredded coconut & pumpkin seeds for garnish
- If using fresh pumpkin, cut pumpkin in half. Scoop out the seeds (tip: save for roasting). In a preheated 400F oven, place pumpkin halves face down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast for 35-45 minutes until the skin begins to pull away from the flesh of the pumpkin and fork is easily inserted.
- While the pumpkin is roasting, chop the onion and lemongrass, mince the garlic, and grate the ginger root. When the pumpkin is done roasting, remove from oven and let cool just enough to pull the skin off.
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot. Add in onion, garlic, and lemongrass. Stir and cook for about 4 minutes until fragrant. Add cooked (or canned pumpkin if using), broth, and stir well. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add in the remaining ingredients. Blend soup using a hand or immersion blender until creamy. Ladle into a bowl and garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds and/or shredded coconut and enjoy. Tip: soup gets even more flavorful when refrigerated overnight and reheated.
Serves 6. Per Serving (based on using pumpkim puree, vegetable broth & light coconut milk):
Calories: 206.9 | Total Fat: 12.4 g | Total Carbohydrate: 20.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g | Protein: 4.3 g
Cayenne pepper is high in beta-carotene and has been found to increase immunity and help reduce symptoms in asthma.
Coconut milk is made from the flesh of mature coconuts and is naturally sweet and creamy. It contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial and anticancer properties and can help fortify immune function.
Collagen helps maintain the structure and integrity of skin, hair, nails, muscle tissue, bones, tendons, and more. Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens includes targeted nutrients such as zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 which enhance the bioavailability and potency of collagen.
Garlic is considered both a vegetable and an herb and is clinically proven to support the immune system. There are over 300 varieties of garlic grown around the world.
Ginger is a potent aromatic herb and a good natural source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It also contains the antioxidant gingerol, which fights free radicals in the body that lead to psychological and physical stress.
Lemongrass is a fragrant herb that’s both good for digestion and helps regulate high blood pressure. While perhaps best known for its strong, refreshing flavor, lemongrass is a source of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, and C as well as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, and iron.
Olive oil is high in nutrients including vitamins D, E, K, and A as well as omega-3 fatty acids. For the highest quality, look for organic extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles or tins that have an expiry date.
Onions are nutrient-dense, meaning they’re low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C, B, and potassium. The flavanoids are concentrated in the outer layers, so try to remove as few layers as possible when peeling.