The winter season might be here, but when you’re as beauty-obsessed and basic as I am, pumpkin is a lifestyle and Halloween is year round (only kidding a little bit).
I consider my way of life to be pretty pro-beauty and I love to share, especially when it comes to diet. I find soups in particular to be kind on time, pocket, digestion, and skin, while also being a great meal replacement, snack, or weight loss tool— cough, year round and not just in the fall/winter.
That said, nothing says ‘hi, First Day of Yule"‘ like pumpkin. Below is my take on a classic pumpkin soup recipe: always organic, as close to pure as possible, rich in antioxidants, cleansing, pro-beauty, anti-inflammatory, Keto, paleo, and, with the omission of broth and ghee, vegan too. Fresh herbs and spices are traded out for powdered depending on availability and convenience, and it all cooks in minutes. On my quest to #eatbeauty, pumpkin soup is so right I could scream— and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Wishing you all the best this winter and more. Happy holidays xx
Nothing is made to measure, just taste:
organic, preferably BPA free. I buy it boxed. Pumpkin is rich in fiber and antioxidants, and all that vitamin C and vitamin A from betacarotene is like a face- and immunity-lift from the inside out, meaning I wake up looking cuter than I did the day before.
again: organic, pure, and BPA free. It’s godly. I fill up a mason jar and scoop this fat into everything I can, from tea to smoothies. Rich in healthy saturated fatty acids, I consume coconut milk for its skin and digestion support, and as a richly textured-but-mostly-flavorless alternative to milk or cream.
chicken bone broth
not hating on beef, whatever tickles your fancy, just going for collagen and flavor. Modern naturopathic medicine says collagen is an integral building block that aids healthy skin, hair, nails and joints, amongst other benefits, and quality bone broth is rich in it. If I don’t have any on hand or don’t feel like it, I’ll swap out for powdered collagen.
apple cider and lemon juice
ghee or clarified butter
aka, the better-butters, and another nutrient-dense fat, lactose-free alternative to the traditional.
wherever pumpkin is concerned, has to be done.
a powerful antioxidant and cleanse. If I use a lot of this (and I do) it will stain slightly, so I’ll stick a straw into this soup to keep these whites white
sea salt and cracked black pepper:
again: just yes.
A pinch of the following:
I love allspice in all of my falltime/winter flavors and most things orange or brown, but I find a pinch will do less it overpowers everything else.
garlic and onion:
no more than 1 clove and a quarter, cooked down in ghee if time
honey or apple cider