Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

33 October 12, 2016 - Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, Healthy & Fit, How to Use Essential Oils, Recipes, Vitality™ essential oils, Wellness

When it starts to get cooler and the days get shorter, nothing warms you up like a comforting bowl of soup. But many soups are packed with hidden fat, sodium, and calories. This fall opt for a lighter fare with this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Low in fat yet rich in flavor, the only thing hidden in this soup is vitamin-rich vegetables, and lots of them. Its richness comes from the starches released by the winter squash, carrots, onions, and apples—no heavy cream or butter needed. With a velvety texture and rich, savory-sweet taste, this soup is the perfect thing to keep you full this fall.

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality™ essential oil
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Additional salt to taste
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toss squash in olive oil and salt and bake on a cookie sheet for 30–35 minutes.
  3. While squash is cooking, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add carrots and 3 tablespoons water or vegetable broth to pan.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add onion and apples.
  8. Cook 15–20 minutes or until all veggies/fruit are soft.
  9. Add veggies/fruit to the blender and blend until well combined.
  10. Transfer to a large pot.
  11. Stir in vegetable broth and coconut milk, reserving 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  12. Stir in Cinnamon Bark Vitality™, Black Pepper Vitality™, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Stir thoroughly.
  15. Reheat gently, serve in bowls, and garnish with reserved coconut milk and green onions.
  16. Best paired with a cozy blanket and your favorite book.
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  • Hello Amber!
    We had a miss type in our recipe that might have made your soup more of a solid. Try using the new and revamped recipe above and let us know how it works! If it is still thick, try adding a little more coconut milk and vegetable broth! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kristin Amero

    This is one of my favorite fall recipes!! I can’t wait to try it using YLEOs!
    I’ve found that adding ginger adds a wonderful balance to the other flavors.
    I’ve also boosted the protein factor buy adding shredded cooked chicken.

  • Deb

    I added a scoop of Vanilla Spice Balance Complete. It was amazing!

  • Beverly Batho

    1. When do you add the squash to the veggies/fruit mixture? Before step 9 or 10?
    2. If you have carrots, why not add Carrot Seed oil?
    Thanks for the recipe.

    • Hello Beverly,

      1. You want to add the squash with all the other veggies to the blender (step 9).
      2. Carrot Seed Vitality Oil sounds like it would be a great addition to the recipe. We’ll have to try it next time we get a chance to make it!

      Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Sandra Hayley

    This is the best tasting butternut squash soup I’ve ever had! I actually accidentally dropped in 2 drops of the Cinnamon Vitality oil – no problem! Might have added to the goodness of the flavor! I paired it with some really good sourdough bread we had gotten from EatZi’s food market and it was just the perfect cool weather meal. I will definitely be adding this to our fall repertoire for those times when only soup will do!

  • Jurhee

    This sounds yummy! We enjoy butternut squash (and other) soup frequently during cold weather.

  • Ruth

    I love using YL lime Vitality essential oil in my guacamole!

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