Spiced Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
It just isn’t Fall without a good comforting bowl of soup, especially when it’s made with one of the season’s staple vegetable, butternut squash. I haven’t been feeling my best lately and was waiting for things to calm a bit at work to start the 28 Day Mind and Body Challenge once more. I just want to feel my absolute best again. I always have more energy, sleep more peacefully and just feel overall better after finishing this month long plan. Okay, I’ll admit I wasn’t completely clean the first two days, but this delicious Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup got me right back on track. Even if it wasn’t part of this meal plan, I still would make this soup, it’s that simple and satisfying. With colder days ahead bringing us indoors, this is the perfect comfort food to keep us feeling light.IMG_8578Spiced Butternut Squash & Apple SoupIMG_8600


Spiced Butternut Squash & Apple Soup 

Ingredients {Makes 6 Servings}

2 tablespoons – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 – Garlic clove

1 inch – Fresh Ginger {grated 2 tablespoons}

1/2 teaspoons – Turmeric

1/8 teaspoon – Ground Cinnamon

3 medium – Carrots {peeled and chopped}

1 Tart Apple {peeled, quartered, and chopped}

4 cups – Butternut Squash {chopped}

Salt and Pepper to taste

Dash – Ground Cayenne

Recipe {Adapted from Whole Living}

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and brown slightly, amount 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cook until fragrant, then add the carrots, apple, squash, and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover partially then reduce to a simmer, and cook until the vegetables are tender {about 20 minutes}. Season with salt and pepper, and cayenne pepper. Allow to cool slightly. Depending the size of you blender, in batches puree the soup until smooth. Adjust taste if necessary. 


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