Butternut Squash Soup

by - August 04, 2018

Hi!


I decided to create a soup which would include a range of nutrients that I could use within my meal preps for a couple of days.


Ingredients:
- 1 Butternut Squash
- 6 Carrots
- 250ml Almond Milk
- 3 Large Mushrooms
- 1 Sweet Potato
- 1 Tsp Lazy Garlic / 1 Garlic Clove
- Sprinkle of Sage
- Sprinkle of Thyme
- Sesame Seeds

Nutritional Information.
Gathered using the 'My Fitness Pal' App
Based on serving 6 portions.
96 Cal.
0.1g saturated fat
0.6g polyunsaturated
3.9g Fiber
1.9g Protein


I try to make my meals as simple as possible, I threw in a butternut squash, 4 large carrots and a sweet potato into a pan together to boil for about 20-25 minutes, taking one large carrot out after 8 minutes and leaving the rest to boil.


Slice the single carrot into about 6mm pieces and then using a shaper to make small flowers. I left these out of the water and put the offcuts back into the water.

Using a 1 cal spray on a frying pan, gently cooking 3 large diced mushrooms, removing from heat when done.

After 20-25 minutes, scooping the Center from the butternut squash and the sweet potato, blending until smooth. Adding the boiled carrots and again, blending until smooth.


Once smooth, returning the mix to an empty pan on a low heat. As a healthier option to cream, I used 250ml Almond milk, added a dash of crushed garlic, a pinch of thyme and sage. 
Adding the diced mushrooms and stir for 5 minutes.

Scoop serving into a bowl, dressing with the flowered carrots and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

A quaint little soup, perfectly loaded with vital nutrients such as complex vitamin B which are essential for a healthy nervous system.  Plenty of protein, vitamin E & A. Vitamin A plays an important role in the growth of all body tissues including the skin and hair. 

This soup can be used as a healthy lunch option which can also be used to aid weight loss. Either way it’s a creamy blend with a delicate hint of sweetness that feels like maybe it’s a a sin... but it’s soooo good for you *shhhh*😉

I hope you enjoy this beautiful soup as much as I did!

Samantha
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8 comments

  1. This sounds so amazing and healthy!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  2. Oooh this looks so good! I definitely am going to try this. Xo, Ellese


    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  3. This looks delish! Thanks for the idea of using a cut out with a cute shape. I'll have to do this come fall for my daughter, it'll make eating veggies and drinking soup that much more fun for her and less stressful for me, lol!


    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Its sure is!
      I never thought of using the fun shapes as a way of getting children to eat veggies, I guess it can be incorporated into lots of recipes to introduce them to healthy food in a way that doesn't cause you stress haha! X

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  4. I made this for my dinner and found it simple and *scrumptious*!! Also, for everyone out there who has neither a vitamix nor an immersion blender, this came together just fine in 2 batches in my regular blender.

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  5. Excellent! Definitely perfect for a fall dinner on a cold night! Thanks for sharing...

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