butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Ginger Spiced Soup

Soup is one of my absolute favourite meals during Fall. It’s the ultimate comfort food as soon as the leaves start to turn. So, it’s that time of year when I start to try out different soup recipes… and this is one of the BEST!

One way I love to add protein to veggie / cream-based soup is by swapping the water or stock in the recipe for Organika Bone Broth. This will add at least 25 g of protein to the soup which will keep you fuller and satiated for longer. Plus, there are so many wonderful immune-boosting ingredients like Ginger, Garlic, and Herbs that make this the perfect addition for your Fall menus!

This is a great lunch or dinner soup and can be frozen so is a great soup to batch cook and spread out throughout the week.

Ginger – This powerful ingredient will always be one of my favourites because of its incredible healing properties. Take a look at these amazing benefits:

👉🏼 Cleanses the body
👉🏼 Stimulates Digestion, which can cleanse the build-up of waste and toxins in the colon
👉🏼 Reduces inflammation and bloating
👉🏼 Boosts your immune system
👉🏼 Contains Antibacterial properties

Garlic – It is a delicious and easy add-on when comes to your diet. You can use it in savoury dishes, soups, sauces, dressings and more. Benefits include:

👉🏼 Rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese
👉🏼 Improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension)      👉🏼 Reduces total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol
👉🏼 Contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and aging. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
👉🏼 Helps to detoxify heavy metals in the body

Herbs – They are a fantastic way to add flavour and colour to any sort of dish or drink while adding a lot of healthy nutrients. Find a couple of your favourite herbs and have them always on hand to make your dishes extra delicious.

✔️1 tbsp Coconut Oil
✔️1 small onion, roughly chopped
✔️2 cloves of garlic
✔️2 tbsp fresh ginger chopped (or1 tsp powder)
✔️3/4 tsp sea salt
✔️handful fresh cilantro/parsley (1 tsp dried)
✔️1 apple cored/chopped
1 small butternut squash, peeled/chopped
✔️3 cups bone broth organikahealth
✔️1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut milk/cream chasorganics
🌿Fresh cilantro & hemp seeds (toppings)

Instructions :

1. Add oil to a med/large pot and heat over medium heat
2. Add onion, garlic, ginger, salt, ginger, herbs. Saute until the onion is transparent. 3. Add butternut squash and apple.
4. Add bone broth, coconut cream and stir to combine. (Adjust amt of liquid depending on the size of the squash. The liquid should be just below squash level)
5. Add lid and bring to boil over med heat. Once boiling, turn the heat down to med-low and simmer for about 25 min
6. Remove soup from heat-Puree with a handheld immersion or a blender.
Serve and garnish with fresh herbs and seeds 🙂

This recipe is a must-try for the Fall/Winter season. Trust me, it is so warming, cozy and meal-prep-friendly. If you are interested in getting ready for the winter season with some solid meal plan that can get you through the cold weather and bring back your health/wellness on track, click here to register for my personalized meal plan program. Besides many tasty recipes, my meal plan includes quantities, grocery lists (by category), snacks, and general tips. Can’t wait to chat with you about your goals and body needs!

You might want to check out this recipe as well for a dessert after this main course! and

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