Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup

This is, by far, one of my favorite, low-calorie comfort soups. It’s easy to make, and 1 1/2 cups provide a BLAST of vitamin C and beta carotene for radiant skin!

This is, by far, one of my favorite, low-calorie comfort soups. It’s easy to make, and 1 1/2 cups provide a BLAST of vitamin C and beta carotene for radiant skin!

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This recipe makes 3 Servings
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large leeks, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Kosher salt, to taste
Preparation:

Spray a large stockpot with non-stick oil spray. Add the oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and sauté until translucent and soft, 6-7 minutes. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, and cook an additional minute to release the flavor of the spices. Add the squash, carrots, and broth, and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cook 20-25 minutes longer, until the vegetables are tender. Purée the soup with an immersion blender or in a food processor or blender. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

IBS sufferers take note: This recipe is only suitable for constipation-predominant IBS.

Preparation:

Spray a large stockpot with non-stick oil spray. Add the oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and sauté until translucent and soft, 6-7 minutes. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, and cook an additional minute to release the flavor of the spices. Add the squash, carrots, and broth, and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cook 20-25 minutes longer, until the vegetables are tender. Purée the soup with an immersion blender or in a food processor or blender. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

IBS sufferers take note: This recipe is only suitable for constipation-predominant IBS.