Its cold out. Its flu season. Some days it feels like almost everyone is fighting a cold, cough or sore throat. Its times like this people crave… hot soup!
While many commercial soups are absolutely loaded with sodium, artificial flavors and sometimes questionable meat sources home made soups tend to be much healthier and much more flavorful making them a much more desirable option than normal canned soups.
This year try this simple (it literally takes 10 minutes to make) and healthy soup that warm you up while providing your body with all the nutrients it needs to fight off those nasty bugs all season long.
1 can of butternut squash
4 cups chicken bone broth
2 tablespoons of ghee or virgin coconut oil
¼ onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make:
Add the ghee or coconut oil to medium heated pan. When oil is hot (2-3 minutes) and fully melted add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add ½ cup of the bone broth to mixture. Transfer mixture to a blender, Nutra bullet or other blender. Pulse mixture until smooth.
Meanwhile, add the can of squash and remaining broth to pan and whisk until smooth. Now, add the onion/garlic mixture to squash and broth and continue mixing until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
*I recommend Redmond REAL salt. It is available in most grocery stores. This is salt mined in Utah out of an ancient salt deposit. It has a much higher mineral content than normal salt.
I like making a batch of soup and then eating is over the nest 2-3 days. It’s loaded with healthy ingredients that boost your immune system, are easy to digest yet still has plenty of protein and healthy fat (bone broth has 9g of protein per cup) to nourish your body. You can also make modifications easily. Try adding ginger, turmeric or other spices to vary the flavor. You can also add chicken or other meats too.