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Pumpkin soup with coconut milk, turmeric and ginger

Autumn time means soup time and sometimes also cold time. Like in ours last article As described, we can use our diet to preventively ensure that we are healthy in the long term. Since our intestinal microbiome significantly influences our health , it makes sense to choose foods that increase the good intestinal bacteria and prevent the bad ones from spreading. But we should not only prepare for the cold season preventively, but also think long term and focus on one healthy intestinal microbiome set. If you would like to learn more about the development of the intestinal microbiome and its relevance to our health well into old age, we recommend that you read our last blog article: Does the secret to healthy aging lie in the gut?

Pumpkin soup with coconut milk, turmeric and ginger: The recipe

Now it's about that Pumpkin soup recipe go. The ingredients are deliberately chosen to support a healthy intestinal microbiome and help you counteract inflammation and promote your immune system. Most of our bacteria are known to help us digestion of food help, but they also play an important role for our immune system. Find out more about how your gut is connected to your immune system and what you can do to specifically support it.

How do you make pumpkin soup?

Our pumpkin soup is prepared in a flash, tastes incredibly delicious and warms you from the inside. You can also prepare the soup in advance and either freeze or for in the fridge for a few days store. The recipe is vegan , gluten free and absolutely sure to succeed ! We'll show you step by step how to prepare pumpkin soup.

The ingredients of the pumpkin soup:

  • 1 (Hokkaido) pumpkin approx. 1 kg
  • 1-2 parsnips approx. 300g
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger, chopped (alternatively 1 teaspoon powder)
  • 1 small piece of fresh turmeric, chopped (alternatively 1 teaspoon powder)
  • 1 can of coconut milk (400ml)
  • 500ml vegetable broth (make sure it does not contain any sugar)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • To taste: nutmeg
  • Coconut yoghurt to decorate
  • Coriander or parsley
  • Pumpkin seeds
A bunch of pumpkins
Antioxidants such as vitamin A and ß-carotene, which are contained in pumpkin, for example, can help counteract inflammation.

 

Preparing the pumpkin soup

  • Remove the seeds from the pumpkin, peel the parsnips and cut both into pieces. Peel the onion and garlic and dice finely. Chop or grate the ginger and turmeric.
  • Prepare 500ml vegetable broth.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pot and briefly sauté the onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric until translucent. Add the pumpkin and parsnip pieces and fry briefly.
  • Pour the roasted vegetables with vegetable broth and coconut milk and let them simmer for about 30 minutes until soft - season with salt and black pepper and use a little nutmeg to taste. Then puree the soup.
  • Serve your soup in a beautiful bowl and refine it with a spoonful of coconut yoghurt, pumpkin seeds and coriander or parsley.
  • We wish you bon appetite!

The benefits of the ingredients for your (intestinal) health:

Turmeric: The component “curcumin” has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Turmeric stimulates the production of gastric juice and bile acids and thus supports digestion. (1,2)

Black pepper: Together with black pepper, curcumin is 2000% better absorbed in the intestines. (3)

Pumpkin seeds: Source of magnesium, which counteracts the formation of oxalic acid stones. Pumpkin seeds also contain a lot of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that can be converted into serotonin (= neurotransmitter). Tryptophan can help reduce repressive moods, anxiety and stress and increase performance. (4-6)

Coconut yogurt: Probiotic food contains different strains of bacteria that support intestinal regeneration. (7)

Onion: Prebiotic food that supports the growth of good intestinal bacteria, such as Bacteroidetes. (8th)

Tip: Find out more about the healing effects of ginger on the intestinal microbiome.

 

A recipe for a healthy gut: pumpkin soup with coconut milk, ginger and turmeric
A recipe for a healthy gut: pumpkin soup with coconut milk, ginger and turmeric

 

What goes well with pumpkin soup?

If pumpkin soup isn't enough for you as a main course, you can make a delicious one, for example Sour Dough Bread eat with it. Be sure to pay attention to good quality when purchasing. By the way: If you are interested in the Benefits of sourdough bread for your gut microbiome and a suitable recipe If you are interested, you should definitely visit our website Newsletter register. We have a great surprise for you very soon.

How long does pumpkin soup last in the fridge?

If you have made more pumpkin soup, be sure to store it in the refrigerator or freeze it. It is important to note that you should let the soup cool down beforehand. The pumpkin soup will last for around three days in the fridge, or up to three months if frozen.

Improve your health with myBioma microbiome analysis

Especially in times like these, it is extremely important to put health first. With the myBioma microbiome analysis , you get a status quo report of your intestinal health and can specifically optimize it with appropriate suggestions for improvement. We know that changing diet and lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge, but on ours Blog and Social media channels you will be constantly provided with delicious and simple microbiome-friendly recipes.

 

Note

This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical information or instructions. The recipes are intended for inspiration and are not intended as therapeutic measures. If you have any health problems, we recommend that you contact a doctor or other expert immediately.

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