Immunity-boosting soup perfect for some cold weather comfort while preparing your body to fight the bugs going around! Creamy, delicious, and fresh tasting. Click for the recipe and pin for later!

Immunity-Boosting Butternut Squash Soup

It is cold and flu season and I am resolving to have none of it! I have a master plan that includes lots of hand washing, diffusing some immunity boosting essential oils, and nourishing my body! My friend Jackie over at Stick Insectz asked me if I would collaborate with her in an effort to create a small collection of soups that will keep your immune system working at its best. Out of that sprung this immunity-boosting butternut squash soup!

Many of these foods are included because they are high in vitamin C and a variety of other vitamins. This recipe includes butternut squash, lemon juice, and apples.  Most colourful fruits and vegetables will be great for your body just because they are packed with vitamins.

You will also notice that there are three different roots that are used in many ancient and traditional medicines: turmeric, garlic, and ginger. These particular foods have long been used for health and therefore are being included in this soup. The wonderful part about many of these foods is that they not only help your body stay healthy or battle illness but also complement each other’s flavours.
 Immunity-boosting butternut squash soup perfect for some cold weather comfort while preparing your body to fight the bugs going around! Creamy, delicious, and fresh tasting. Click for the recipe and pin for later!

Substitutions:
Other broths such as turkey or vegetable will taste good in this soup however chicken broth is considered the most helpful for your health.
It is also possible to substitute the butternut squash for another type of roasted orange vegetable such as a different winter squash (pumpkin, acorn squash, hubbard squash, buttercup, etc.), sweet potatoes or even carrots. The important part is to roast it prior to blending to ensure the soup is sweet and smooth.

Garnish:
Feel free to add a few chopped parsley leaves and a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper to the top to brighten the colour of your bowl.
I highly recommend garnishing your soup with apple noodles. It is not a requirement but definitely makes you feel fancy! If you’re wondering, what are apple noodles, you can read more about the amazing kitchen tool you can use to do that right here!
A dollop of goat cheese or plain greek yogurt will add a nice tang to contrast the sweet soup if you eat dairy.
Feel free to add a few chopped parsley leaves and a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper to the top to brighten the colour of your bowl.

Suggestions:
A fun twist to this soup would be to include some additional curry flavoured spices if you like some spice to clear your sinuses!

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Immunity Boosting Butternut Squash Soup
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 apples (peel on, seeds and core out)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp grated ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350oF
  2. Peel butternut squash.
  3. Cut off the bulb of your squash and cut that portion in half to remove seeds and guts.
  4. Peel and cut onion into eighths.
  5. Peel garlic.
  6. Place the squash bulb, onion and garlic on a roasting pan and put in oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. (Or pour into a soup pot and use your immersion blender).
  8. Feel free to add some water to rinse the creamy mess left in your blender into your soup to make it a thickness you enjoy.
  9. Add your garnish of choice and enjoy your immunity boosting food filled soup!
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