This Creamy Roasted Pumpkin + Apple Bisque has been on repeat in my kitchen this season for a number of reasons. It's easy to make (and makes leftovers to quickly heat up throughout the week), it's warm, comforting, nutrient-dense, and delicious—and packs in a secret ingredient (cue the collagen powder) that keeps my digestion in check and my skin radiant.
Now, because you're all savvy mbg readers, I'm assuming most of you are somewhat familiar with the collagen trend, but for those who aren't well-versed with the benefits yet, it's important to know collagen is the building block for your hair, skin, and nails. As we age, collagen depletes and breaks down easier and our bodies make less of it, resulting in wrinkles and aging skin.
By adding collagen into your diet, it naturally improves your skin's moisture, elasticity, tone, and vibrance, ultimately combating signs of aging. I prefer the marine collagen, which is tasteless and adds a nice frothy texture to soups, smoothies, and even my morning coffee.
Tossing in this "secret ingredient" is such an easy way to get that daily nutrient boost your body needs, and when paired with antioxidant-rich pumpkin, inflammation-fighting healthy fats like ghee and coconut oil, and fiber-rich apples, you've got one serious superfood soup on your hands (plus it's cheaper than getting a facial every week).
I like pairing this soup with a simple spinach salad to add in some greens and topping with pomegranate, avocado, and pistachios for a boost of protein.