Apple Squash Soup with Coconut Butter

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A super easy, highly nutritious, warming winter/fall soup. The ginger and green apple add a crazy beautiful zest to this otherwise bland soup. Squash, especially butternut squash, as a sweet veggie, is very helpful in combatting sugar cravings. From the ginger, you get ease of digestion and a warming effect. Be generous with turmeric, an ancient Indian spice, that curbs inflammation; allergies, bloating and pain. Coconut, on the other hand, is now connected with having wonderful anti-inflammatory properties due to the nutritional value of its fat. Do not be alarmed by the saturated fat that gave coconut such bad publicity – in Southern India people live on coconuts and have no heart problems.

Apple Squash Soup with Coconut Butter
 
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 Granny Smith green apples, cubed
  • 1 lemon, squeeze the juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root, grated
  • 4 cups of home-made chicken stock or vegetable stock (low sodium, no MSG)
  • 6-8 tsp coconut butter
  • 1 tsp dry turmeric
  • ½ tsb chili powder
  • fresh coriander to taste
  • salt/pepper
How To Make
  1. Squeeze lemon juice on apples, let them absorb the juice, set aside.
  2. Heat up olive oil in a deep pan and brown onions and garlic.
  3. Add grated ginger and keep frying for a minute.
  4. Add to pot: butternut squash, apples, stock and cook till squash is very soft, approximately 40 min.
  5. Add salt and pepper to match your ideal taste.
  6. Add turmeric and let the soup cool off a little.
  7. If you like an extra kick, grate the lemon skin and add to the soup.
  8. Mix the soup in a blender, in batches, to a smooth, thick, creamy consistency.
  9. Add one teaspoon of coconut butter per bowl, let it melt in the soup.
  10. Sprinkle with coriander before serving.
This is going to be the iconic soup people will always remember you for on a cold winter night.

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