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Detox Soups: Spicy Butternut Squash



If you are interested in helping your body to detox, this series of healthy soups will get you off to a good start. It is particularly beneficial, when detoxing, to have a light yet nutritious meal in the evenings. During the night our bodies get on with the important functions of detoxing, repair and rejuvenation. A light meal allows this to take place more efficiently as the focus is less on digesting a heavy meal. Butternut squash is both healthy and filling and this soup will be a great winter warmer during the cold months. Use organic ingredients wherever possible to avoid pesticides and other chemicals.


Serves 4 people


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

  • 1 kg butternut squash, chopped

  • 1 litre vegetable stock

  • 1 tablespoon allspice


Method

  1. Melt coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.

  2. Add chopped onion and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Add butternut squash, vegetable stock, and allspice. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the squash is tender.

  4. Transfer contents of the pot to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.

  5. Serve warm.





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