Fresh pumpkin roasted with coconut oil blended with roasted garlic, red pepper, onion and a dash of jalapeno . Add some fresh ground pepper and some salt free seasoning and you have an aromatic soup that screams ” Eat Me ” I made a lot of pumpkin puree last week and have been trying to find some way of using it. I made ricotta pumpkin muffins over the weekend and last night I made this soup ! Easy and yummy ! Roast the pumpkins, saute peppers, onion garlic and jalapeno in some coconut oil and blend everything together. I’m on a coconut oil craze and have been adding it to my recipes lately and I am loving the taste of it. It adds flavor and a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat ! I am also on a low sodium spree, so I used very little salt and a nice heaped teaspoon of a salt substitute : the indomitable Mrs Dash ! Salt free seasoning are loaded with herbs that add so much flavor, you can easily omit or lessen the salt without sacrificing taste. I love them. Garlic is a wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes. This soup makes a perfect mid noon snack. I took a cup to work today and it came in handy around 3.00 when I got my snack attack. I have another bowl left to take to work tomorrow. Come on ‘Snack Attack’ ! I am ready !
Nutrition Wise !
Pumpkins pack a powerful punch of Vitamin A, fiber and Vitamin C. It also has a powerful boost of potassium. Potassium aids heart and muscle function. Red peppers add another boost of Vitamins A and C. One medium pepper will give you an entire day’s worth of Vitamin C. The pepper contains small amounts of manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. It is also a good source of potassium. Garlic has good antibacterial and antiviral benefits courtesy of a compound called allicin. Coconut oil adds a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat and adds to the flavor of this soup.
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