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This recipe is excellent for Fall/ Winter days to keep you warm, nourished and strengthen your digestion at the same time.

Beets are a superfood when it comes to detoxing the liver, rich with anti-oxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium and ofcourse iron!

Butternut squash is a gut soothing food, great for people suffering from digestive issues like IBS, Candida, indigestion, or leaky gut in general. This winter wonder is also rich in vitamin C and a source of beta-carotene.

So, this vitamin C rich soup is perfect one to consume during the cold and flu season

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium butternut squash, halved vertically and seeded
  • 2 beets, peeled and chopped into big chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • ½ red onion, coarsely chopped
  • Bunch of cilantro leaves
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly coat the halved squash on the inside and outside with olive oil to (about 1 teaspoon each).
  • Turn the squash face down and roast until it is tender and completely cooked through, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Add the cut up beets and onions to the same baking tray with squash and roast them as well simultaneously.
  • Set the roasted squash, beets and onions aside until its cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Then use a large spoon to scoop the butternut squash flesh into a bowl and discard the tough skin.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium sized pot, add the vegetable broth and coconut milk, followed by the roasted veggies and ¼ cup cilantro leaves.
  • Blend with an immersion blender to desired consistency.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  • Bonus Tip: Batch cook and store the rest of the unconsumed soup for another meal!

 

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