Health · Nutrition · Wellness

Feel Better Butternut Squash Soup

By Brittney Bergen

I was feeling a little under-the-weather last week, and so I made this soup. I applied what I learned the week prior at a Naturally Amped workshop, and allowed my inner Medicine Woman to come out: I let my senses of smell and touch guide me to the herbs, spices, and ingredients that my body wanted. The result was a super nourishing and slightly spicy butternut squash soup!

This is the recipe I came up with, and if your immune system is fighting something, I hope it helps you feel better, too!IMG_6750

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken bone broth*
  • 1 butternut squash, cubed and steamed
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 sprigs thyme, chopped
  • 1/6 sprig rosemary, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Fresh basil for garnish
  • Salt to taste

* I made my own bone broth by simmering the bones of a whole chicken, just covered in water, for 8 hours

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This is a delicious fall/winter recipe

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Bring the bone broth to a simmer over low/med heat.
  2. Add in the steamed cubes of squash, all of the spices, and the maple syrup. Stir and simmer for 20-40 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaves.
  4. Liquify the soup in a blender or food processor, or with a hand blender until just combined.
  5. Pour into bowls, and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Serves 4.

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Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • 115 Calories
  • 0.2 g Fat
  • 23 g Carbohydrates (3 g fibre, 7 g sugar)
  • 8 g protein
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