Extra Red Soup
8 medium red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
1 cup yellow onions, sliced
1 ½ cups pumpkin, cubed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green chili, chopped
1 ½ cups tomatoes, diced
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
If you'd like to serve this soup cold, swirl 1 cup of plain yogurt into it just before serving for a creamy and delicious flavor.
Add bell peppers, onions, pumpkin, garlic, chili, tomatoes, and vegetable broth to a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 25 minutes or until bell peppers and pumpkin are soft. Drain, keeping vegetables and liquid in separate bowls.
Blend vegetables in a food processor and place back in saucepan with liquid. Add basil, salt, and pepper to soup and heat thoroughly.
To help your body thrive, remain lean, and fight disease, it's important to strive for balance. Seek out foods from various food groups each day, and aim for variety within each food group on a regular basis. Even though your favorite fruit may be apples, it's important to consume berries, citrus, and bananas as well.