There is nothing more comforting than a piping hot soup during winter. This healthy, all-natural, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, no-stock soup is full of good stuff. When you want to keep your dinner light, this delicious soup is the one. This warm and comforting soup is your weight loss treatment, your vitamin pills. Fresh from the farmers market, fine butternut squash is simmered, adding body, and cooked in all-natural spices.
Butternut squash is steamed, preserving valuable nutrients, loaded with unprocessed spices and flavor. Low in fat, calories, high in protein, vitamins. Healthy starter, snack whatever you can think of. When vegetables are loaded with bursting flavor and taste, who wouldn’t want to have? This light, feel-good squash soup has more than the daily quota of vitamin A, C, and minerals.
Did you know, you can make full-flavored, creamy soup without broth and dairy. Trust me. You will not miss broth, butter in taste, flavor, and aroma. Soup is supposed to be light. It is an anticipation to upcoming meal. With broth and heavy cream, soup can load up calories equal to the meal. Soups made with canned ingredients and stock cubes are high in sodium, bad fat, less in nutrients. This kind of soup is unsatisfactory too. Soup is my favorite fall, winter relish. It feels so comforting sipping a warm bowl of soup.
The leaves are about to start changing, the days will get shorter, and mornings will grow chillier and crisp as summer fades away. And though we will miss long summer days and warm nights, we have a brand new, exciting season approaching! So why not start thinking about some fun recipes this winter? Make best out of every variety of Pumpkins and squashes.
SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE SKINNY, HEALTHY, ALL-NATURAL CLEAN SOUP
1. START WITH HEALTHY FATS:
Olive oil, coconut oil, ghee are among healthy fats.
2. ONION, GARLIC, SPRING ONION…
In oil, start frying onion and garlic. Topping with spring onion.
3. SPICE IT UP
Adding chilies, chili powder, other spices as fennel, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, mace, coriander powder etc. It is a long-standing myth that spicy food causes ulcers and other stomach problems. But research shows hot chili peppers actually protect the stomach lining and may prevent the gastric damage associated with anti-inflammatory painkillers.
Herbs add sumptuous flavor, aroma, taste, and nutrition. Herbs are super nutritious. Replacing herbs in place of broth or dairy is an excellent low-calorie choice.
5. PICK FROM A VARIETY OF VEGGIES
From vibrant asparagus, beets, cauliflower, mint, tomatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, spinach… every vegetable, herb, root is equally qualified to make a healthy, delectable soup.
- 1 medium-size butternut squash
- 3 green Thai chilies
- ½ onion
- 1 tbsp - healthy oil as coconut or olive oil
- ¼th tsp - cumin
- 1-star anise
- 1 bay leaf
- ⅕ tsp ground coriander powder
- 2 sprigs cilantro
- 1 cup and more water
- Peel butternut squash skin. Dice into 2-inch cubes.
- Add butternut squash, green chilies, onion to a pressure cooker or to a water-filled pot. Cook until soft.
- Let it cool.
- Grind cooked ingredients to paste. Add water if needed.
- To a pot, add oil. Heat to medium.
- Add cumin, star anise, and bay leaf. Cook until golden brown.
- Add ground butternut squash paste. Add salt.
- Cook for 2 minutes. Add water if needed to make a soup consistency.
- Add coriander powder. Cook for 2 more minutes.
- Turn off the stove. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
- Serve hot.