Since the New Year I’ve been on a little health kick and I’ve been making conscious decisions to eat cleaner. I was tired of feeling bloated and sluggish all the time and I’ve now seen a massive difference in my energy levels, the way I look and just feel like a healthier me! One of the main things that has helped me keep on track is making a few portions of soups a time to last me a couple of days, this way I don’t find myself eating fast food and or snacking on my lunch break. Instead I have a delicious soup ready after just 5 minutes in the microwave. I thought I’d share with you how I like to make butternut squash soup, it’s my favourite as the ingredients are super cheap and the taste is amazing! Butternut squash is also really low-fat, packs lots of fibre and provides significant amounts of potassium and vitamin B6 which are essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems. Who knew?! Here’s how I make it!
What you’ll need:
- 1 small butternut squash
- 2 carrots
- 1 onion
- 1 teaspoon of Very Lazy garlic
- 1 teaspoon of Very Lazy chilli
- 1 beef OXO cube
- 1 Knorr rich beef stock pot
If you’re lazy like me you’ll also need your soup maker handy. I use this one.
Firstly I like to peel my butternut squash and cut off the top and bottom, I then dice the squash in to cubes, removing the seeds and the stringy parts as I go. Then I slice the carrots and add them with the butternut squash. Next I use the whole onion and chop it into cubes and add that to the concoction. I add a teaspoon of Very Lazy garlic and Very Lazy chilli, this can change depending on how spicy you would like it. I like spice and I think a teaspoon is just the right amount. The beef OXO cube and Knorr stock pot are then thrown in just to add a more beefy and fuller taste to the soup, these really make a difference! Finally I add water until the mixture is covered. I then like to blend my soup on the smooth setting as I don’t think it would really work if it was chunky. It usually takes about 20 minutes until its ready! I then pour it into the tubs ready for the days ahead.
Hope you’ve found this useful! Go try this easy, healthy soup, I promise you’ll love it.