Pumpkin Soup with Kefir

Homemade pumpkin soup is easy to make. With the healthy benifets of kefir.

pumpkin soupIngredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of dried sage
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 quart of thick kefir
  • 2 quarts of chicken stock or broth
  • Salt and/or pepper to taste
  • ½ regular pumpkin (rind removed) or butternut squash (rind removed) or 1 large can of 100% unflavored pumpkin puree

Instructions

  1. Add into the blender the chopped pumpkin and vegetables and blend until smooth.
  2. Into the pot, add the olive oil and put all the puree vegetables in it. Cook it for about 20 mins while stirring.
  3. Pour the chicken broth. Bring to boil and allow it simmer for about 40 mins. Set it aside for 20 minutes to cool.
  4. Put the soup back into the blender and blend. After blending to put it back into blender then add the kefir and reheat slightly.
  5. Serve and garnish it with a little nutmeg and sage.

Enjoy!

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