This warming bowl of sweet spiced soup is perfect for this time of year, it fills your belly and warms your body which is just what we need when the weather outside is rubbish.
Benefits: The pumpkin/squash in this recipe is filled with skin loving vitamin A some of which is fat soluble, so to really benefit from it make sure to include the almond butter or another good fat source. The spices in this recipe are also great for skin due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, plus you get some vitamin C from the fruit and veg which is helpful for skin elasticity but also your immune system which can take a hit this time of year, plus it’s 2/5 a day so eat up folks!
Recipe (serves 2)
250g pumpkin/squash (peeled and cubed)
2 small apples (roughly chopped)
400ml veg stock
1 Tbsp almond butter
½ tspn cinnamon
½ tspn ginger
¼ tspn nutmeg
1-Add the veg stock to a big pot and begin heating it up while you prep the pumpkin and apples
2- Once the pumpkin/squash is peeled and chopped and the stock is boiling add in the pumpkin and set a timer for 15mins, after 5mins add in the apple pieces
3- Once cooked and softened add the mixture into a blender along with the almond butter and spices then blend until smooth and serve up