Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Hello! I got a lot of positive feedback on the 5-ingredient Pumpkin Soup recipe I posted last month, and so I wanted to give another variation on a similar theme. Although I added more than five ingredients to this soup, it’d be easy to eliminate (or add) whatever you didn’t have on hand. This is what I had handy in the kitchen:

Ingredients:

1 can organic butternut squash

1/2 c frozen green peas

3/4 c plain almond milk

1 T olive oil (optional)

Spices (as much as you like): ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, salt

1 T maple syrup (not pictured/optional)

Directions: Put everything in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir regularly. Serve.

SO EASY!

And to add some variety to my leftovers, I added quinoa the next day:

This is easy, fast, yummy and healthy. My favorite kind of weekday recipe! Mike thinks my love of frozen peas is weird–I add them to almost anything–but I like having at least one green veggie in almost every meal, and peas are so cute and tasty!

In other news, I decided to do another mini-detox after all that Halloween indulging. I’m doing a mix of Kris Carr’s “Crazy Sexy Diet,” Dr. J’s CLEAN, with some tips from ayruveda (inspired by the lovely Absolutely Ayruveda <3!). Basically, this week is no sugar, no desserts, no soy or gluten (which I almost never eat anyway, but esp. not this week), and trying to do the liquid/solid/liquid meal plan again. I just wanted about five days of clean eating to recharge. I really love being part of these cleanse programs that focus on eating ‘clean’ as opposed to eating to lose weight, like the other “detox” programs I used to try (cayenne/water/maple syrup diet, anyone?). I could never stick to those things because they were not only restrictive, but my mental approach to them was totally backwards. Detoxing to *feel* better as opposed to *look* better is a much healthier approach, and none of these programs deny me of anything my body needs. Hooray!

Anyway, maybe I’ll get a couple more liquid recipes up this week. Otherwise, this month I want to try to feature Thanksgiving-appropriate vegan/gluten-free/sugar-free/clean side dishes and desserts!

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3 thoughts on “Easy Butternut Squash Soup

  1. KatsHealthCorner says:

    I have got to try butternut squash. I’ve had spaghetti squash and zucchini, but never butternut squash. I love how you use almond milk and quinoa! I have had quinoa a couple times — I really need to start using it more. I guess I love my oatmeal in the morning too much. :)

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