Cooked with aromatic Moroccan spices and sweet pumpkin, this hearty winter soup packs a flavoursome punch. It’s smooth, velvety texture — courtesy of Almo Milk — spells pure comfort food.
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 45 mins | Serves: 6
There’s nothing like a spicy soup to keep the comfort levels high throughout winter, and this simple, wholesome soup is one to add to your collection. Cooked in turmeric, cumin, coriander and fennel, the exotic flavours will warm you up from head to toe. Its spicy kick is hushed with almond milk and sweet pumpkin.
But besides being delicious, this hearty soup is also very nutritious. Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals (particularly immune-boosting vitamin A and vitamin C), while also being relatively low in calories due to its high water content. Just one cup of smashed pumpkin contains only 50 calories and an impressive 245% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A.
Pumpkin is also a good source of antioxidants, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. These compounds can neutralize free radicals, preventing oxidative damage and protecting against certain cancers. We also love the addition of turmeric, which contains, among others, a powerful medicinal compound called curcumin. Curcumin is well-studied for its potent anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and antioxidant effects.
Tip: Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds for additional protein. These oval-shaped green seeds are remarkably high in amino acids, especially tryptophan, which can support a restful night’s sleep.