Carrot, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash Soup

Pumpkin soup is the symbol of fall. Flavorful and bright, it also gets to be boring, if made repeatedly. There are 11 ways to make pumpkin soup better. Adding different spices and different ingredients makes the same basic soup taste different every time.

11 Ways to Make Pumpkin Soup Taste Better:

  1. Basic. Pureed pumpkin, water, heavy cream or butter, sea salt. It’s just perfect.
  2.  Vegan. Substitute presoaked and rinsed raw cashews for the cream. Just drop a few cashews into the pot, before blending everything with an immersion blender.
  3. Exotic. Add turmeric, cayenne pepper and cumin to the pumpkin mixture.
  4. Full on flavor. In addition to blending the roasted pumpkin, blend a small onion and some parsley.
  5. Sophisticated. Add a touch of nutmeg, some cinnamon, a pinch of cloves powder and maybe a bit of cardamom. Make sure to taste, so that you do not add too much of these spices.
  6. Mixed. Add carrots and/or sweet potatoes to the pumpkin.
  7.  Raw. Blend raw pumpkin with warm water and a few presoaked cashews in a high speed blender. Add sea salt and pepper. Serve with pumpkin seeds on top.
  8. Light. Do not add cream or butter of any kind and forget the cashews. Blend the pumpkin with more water than you would normally use. Liberally add sea salt and the chosen spices.
  9. Sweet. Add a touch of maple syrup or raw honey or blend a date or two with your pumpkin mixture.
  10. Creamy and healthy. Add some full-fat coconut milk to your blended pumpkin mixture.
  11. Rich. Slice the pumpkin into thick slices. Coat the slices in olive oil and roast. Continue making the soup as you normally would. The olive oil coating adds rich flavor to pumpkin soup.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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