I needed something to nourish a hungry body with an upset digestive tract on a chilly, rainy evening, and did not want to venture out to the store for ingredients. This soup did the trick. A light meal, comforting to the belly, rich with nutrients, and all from the pantry.
Let’s be clear, this was not a gourmet creation, it was a more of a functional meal. Food as medicine.
Maybe not the pumpkin soup recipe you want to serve for a fancy dinner party, but perfect for today’s case of a less-than-perfectly functioning digestive system, or just a quick pick-me-up. The bone broth really helps soothe inflamed or upset intestines, the pumpkin provides some easy-to-digest bulk.
Nothing beats homemade bone broth, but these days I’m a busy mom on the go, and especially in summer time I’m not one who always has a pot of broth simmering on the stove. My freezer supply from this winter is gone. So I try to always keep some store-bought broth in the pantry for occasions such as this.
1 single serving chicken bone broth (I used the lemongrass flavor because that’s what was in the pantry)
1/2 can pure pumpkin
a couple pinches of salt to taste
I added a dash of cinnamon and dried ginger too.
Stir it all together in a small pot until it’s warmed to your liking. Taste and adjust seasonings. You’re ready to eat.
- a bit of maple, honey or coconut palm sugar (not for AIP)
- a couple tablespoons pure coconut milk
- different spices or herbs depending on your mood and your digestive situation