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Pumpkin Jalapeño Soup

 Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash

Figuring out what to eat during a cleanse, or a healing diet, can pose a big hurdle even for a confident cook. Since the start of my online course, Keeping Your Brain Brilliant, I have been doing an elimination diet and posting about it daily on the Facebook group, Clear the Mental Clutter. My biggest challenge is managing my blood sugar, especially on heavy work days. In my search for easy-to-make delicious recipes that also keep me satisfied, I came up with this super-easy soup.


2-3 cups pureed pumpkin

3 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1-2 yellow onions, sliced

3 cloves garlic, sliced

1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced

2 heaping tablespoons ghee

salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onions and jalapeño in ghee until soft. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.

Place all ingredients except salt and pepper in a powerful blender, such as Vitamix. Puree, starting slow and increasing blender speed to high. Be sure blender lid is on!

Pour into a clean soup kettle and heat gently. Season with salt and pepper. Thin with additional stock or coconut cream to preferred consistency.

Variation: add sliced mushrooms to the onion sauté.

For more ideas about eating for better brain health join the private Facebook group Clear the Mental Clutter.

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