Out of all the recipes in Nourishing Newborn Mothers, this is probably the one I make the most. I often substitute sweet potato as I prefer the taste, but you can use whichever one appeals to you. Both sweet potato and pumpkin have similar qualities.

photo of prepped ingredients and cookbook

This nourishing, warming soup is very easy to prepare. I made it this morning for a friend who is about to give birth. From start to finish, it took under 30 minutes – 5 minutes to prepare the ingredients and 25 minutes cooking on the stove. I don’t bother chopping anything too fine as I blend it up well after cooking. It freezes well.

Here is the finished soup, with a little fresh coriander on top. Have a look at the Nourishing Newborn Mothers cookbook for more postpartum recipes.

sweet potato soup in mug