Thai Pumpkin Soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup with added unflavored protein

Expand your pureed food pallet with this Thai pumpkin coconut soup! With just a few ingredients you’ll find this recipe to be extremely flavorful which is perfect for those of you transitioning out from your liquid diet to the puree stage. It’s so good, you will keep it as a good go-to staple when you get back to regular food.

When it comes to adjusting to the post-op bariatric diet, it can be a bit unsettling at times no matter how prepared you were for the drastic change. However, with this recipe our team at WLS Afterlife believes this is a great dish to bring into your kitchen as you search for unique pureed recipes. 

For many people, reaching the puree food phase may not seem like the most appetizing phase to be in which is why we are presenting this flavorful Thai pumpkin coconut soup. Not only is it easy on your stomach after post-op but it is easily one of our favorite savoury time-savers. This soup is a personal team favorite since the entire recipe can be cooked in a single pot, saving you more time and less mess in the kitchen. 

With only a few ingredients you’ll be able to whip this dish up in a matter of minutes.  This fragrant soup is a perfect recipe to switch things up and has a little kick of spice. The flavors of the unsweetened coconut along with the gluten free curry paste will collaborate perfectly with your taste buds. Our team also added our favorite protein powder, Genepro, in order to ramp up the protein count on this dish. Best of all, while enjoying this recipe you’ll come to realize that the pureed stage isn’t so bad.

Whether you plan on enjoying at home with the family, or by yourself, our team believes that you will love this low carb, gluten free recipe. It is definitely a must try for those of you transitioning into the puree stage and beyond! If you need more pureed recipes, check out our blog with links

Please note that we always recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions. If we listed an ingredient you were told to avoid, write to us so we may provide you with plenty of other tasty alternatives.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of Thai red curry paste
  • 1 28-ounce of canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of light unsweetened coconut milk (can be found in the Asian aisle)
  • 2 scoops of Genepro protein       
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 full size limes       
  •  Sea salt


  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Set over medium heat and add the Thai red curry paste and whisk until fully dissolved. 
  • Add the pumpkin, coconut milk, and ½ teaspoon of salt and whisk until fully mixed. Let the soup come to a light boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Whisk the lime juice and zest last. Then season the additional salt to taste, as desired.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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