Keep Warm This Winter With This Hearty Butternut Pumpkin Soup

Lee Holmes

Lifestyle Food Expert

Jun 14, 2022

Those cold, winter days are back, and what better way to keep warm than with this nutritious and hearty Butternut Pumpkin Soup? The fragrant garlic and tangy ginger provide a beautiful depth of flavour, and the pumpkin and fennel give the soup an earthy aniseed sweetness for balance.

To achieve a chunky blend for this Butternut Pumpkin soup, I use my Vitamix A3500i blender. I suggest adding more stock to the recipe if you prefer a creamier, smoother version.

Butternut Pumpkin Soup


·  1 small butternut pumpkin, skin removed and cut into medium-sized chunks

·  2 cloves garlic 

·  1 tsp cinnamon

·  1 tsp fennel seeds

·  1 TBSP olive oil

·  1 TBSP coconut sugar 

·  1 onion quartered

·  1 cup Chicken or vegetable stock

·  ¼ cup coconut milk

·  1 inch knob fresh ginger chopped

·  Toppings of choice- hemp seeds, pine nuts, nutritional yeast flakes, herbs of choice.


1.    Heat oven to 220 degrees celsius and place pumpkin and garlic, spices, ginger, onions and coconut sugar on a baking tray. Add olive oil. Roast for about 30 mins until cooked through.

2.    Remove from the oven and set aside.

3.    Place stock and coconut milk into the Vitamix A3500i blender. Add roasted pumpkin mix. Blend on the lowest speed variable 1 and increase to variable 10. Blend until smooth, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades, about 5-6 minutes.

4.    Season to taste.

5.    Pour into a bowl and top with toppings of choice.


By Lee Holmes

Lifestyle Food Expert

Lee Holmes holds an Advanced Certificate in Food and Nutrition and is a certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher, wholefoods chef and bestselling author of the Supercharged Food series, which includes Eat Your Way To Good Health; Eat Yourself Beautiful; Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian; Heal Your Gut; Supercharged Food for Kidsand Eat Right for Your Shape. She is a columnist for Wellbeing Magazine and is the Lifestyle Food Channel's Healthy Eating Expert. Her articles have appeared in leading Australian newspapers and journals, as well as The Timesand The Daily Expressin the UK and The Huffington Postin the USA.



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