While participating in a 7 day cleanse designed by Food Matters, this blended soup was one of the dinners on the menu. This particular cleanse was all juices, smoothies, and blended soups (so essentially a hot smoothie). In all honesty, when reading the recipe, I was not very optimistic that I was going to like it. I thought the lemon and ginger would be too spicy in combination with the creaminess of the pumpkin and coconut milk. Thank goodness I was more than pleasantly surprised! It is absolutely divine. Savory, warm, creamy, and delicious.
It takes mere minutes to prepare and I found it to be soothing both physically and mentally.
The ingredients are all specifically included in order to give the body the nutrients it needs to facilitate ridding itself of toxins. If you get to consume such amazing food all the while promoting serious health benefits, how can you say no?
Like I said, this was a recipe from Food Matters, and I didn’t make any changes to it. All the credit for this delicious recipe goes the amazing people and recipe developers at Food Matters.
After you are done making this soup, head over to FMTV.com and sign up for a subscription. FMTV.com is like the Netflix for health and wellness documentaries. I have been with them since the beginning and have seen every documentary. Worth every penny. And in addition to getting access to the documentaries, they have these guided programs that are FREE, which is where I got the 7 Day Cleanse from. They provide you with motivation, recipes, and an outline. I can’t praise the folks from Food Matters enough!
12 oz broth (I used vegetable broth to keep this vegan, they allow for chicken broth as well)
4 oz coconut milk
1 cup pumpkin, chopped
1 inch knob ginger, thinly sliced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 lemongrass stalk, roughly chopped (you’ll pick this OUT once the soup is done, not eat it)
1 tsp coriander seed powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 pinch sea salt
- Add everything to a pot and simmer for 7-10 minutes.
- Remove the lemongrass. Add the remaining soup to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.