Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup
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Coconut oil helps bolster your skin's protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated.
The fiber in carrots can help keep blood sugar levels under control. And they're loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which there's evidence to suggest can lower your diabetes risk. Carrots have calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health.
In addition to beta carotene, pumpkins offer vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate -- all of which strengthen your immune system. More pumpkin in your diet can help your immune cells work better to ward off germs and speed healing when you get a wound.
Vegetable broth contains vitamin A that helps to improve the eyes, enhancing vision, and helping to avoid eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataract. The calcium from vegetables helps to strengthen the bones, helping to avoid osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Cinnamon helps in losing weight by suppressing appetite, regulating blood sugar levels and speeding up metabolism.
UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK
Unsweetened almond milk contains up to 80% fewer calories than regular dairy milk. Using it as a replacement for cow's milk could be an effective weight loss strategy.
2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 15oz can of organic pumpkin puree
2 cups Water
1 tbsp Vegetarian Bouillon
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ to ¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk (or more to thin out consistency)
2 tbsp Southwest Spice Blend
A few dashes of sea salt & pepper
Hot Sauce and Organic Sour Cream for garnish
Add all ingredients to Vitamix container in order listed, secure lid, Slowly increase from Variable Speed 1 to High, or select Hot Soup setting.
Blend until steady flow of steam escapes from the lid vents.
Garnish and Enjoy!