Autumn Squash Soup

This squash soup is heavenly. Creamy, buttery roasted squash blended into a magnificent soup. It’s only right to create a seasonal dish in honor of Autumn..

I threw together a soup with what items I had in my kitchen. You can make this soup with just one type of squash or two, whatever you prefer. I also added a sweet potato to the mix to thicken the soup and add more sweetness. The toasted walnuts on top add a nice crunchy texture and nutty flavor. The perfect combo!

Did you know that fruits and veggies with an orange color have certain healing properties?

They contain zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotene, which is vitamin A.

  1. Aids in eye health and reduces the risk of macular degeneration of the eye
  2. Reduces the risk of prostate cancer
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. Lowers LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol)
  5. Promotes healthy joints
  6. Promotes collagen formation
  7. Fights harmful free radicals in the body
  8. Encourages pH balance of the body
  9. Boosts immune system
  10. Builds healthier bones by working with calcium and magnesium

I roasted all of my ingredients before blending into a soup to bring out the richness and sweet flavors of the squash and sweet potato. This recipe is super simple and easy to make at home. Hope you enjoy adding this to your menu this Fall!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium butternut squash (roasted)
  • 1 acorn squash (roasted)
  • 1 small sweet potato (roasted)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 16fl oz vegetable broth (or 1 bouillon with 3 cups of water)
  • 2 cups or more of water
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400’F. Roast sweet potato in aluminum foil.

  2. Cut Acorn squash in half and take the seeds out and place skin side facing up in roasting pan.

  3. Peel the skin off of the butternut squash, cut roughly into 2’in pieces, and coat with coconut oil or olive oil and salt and pepper. Add the garlic roughly chopped in to the butternut squash pan. Roast all vegetable until cooked. This should take about 30 minutes. Make sure to mix the butternut squash every 5 minutes or  so.

  4.  Heat up your vegetable broth in a soup pot, and place all your roasted vegetable in to the pot. Only use the meat from the acorn squash and remove the skin from the sweet potato.

  5. You might need to add water slowly to your soup mixture if it’s too thick. Add a cup or two of water and blend the roasted vegetables with a hand blender. If your soup needs more liquid, add more water until soup reaches the right consistency.

  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Heat pan on medium heat and toast walnuts.

  8. Serve the squash soup with toasted walnuts on top! Enjoy!

 

 

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Dorit Jaffe

Dorit Jaffe is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a certified holistic health coach. Dorit specializes in digestive health and stress management in her health and life coaching practice.She believes that being healthy encompasses a physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental state of well being. Using food as medicine and recognizing that everyone has their own individual dietary needs makes her coaching skills unique. Dorit has a passion for food, holistic medicine, and guiding clients in reaching their goals of having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Dorit is the founder of Whole Healthy Glow a website that displays her food pictures, recipes and health and lifestyle tips.

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