25 January 2014

Winter Warming Carrot, Ginger & Squash Soup


When the weather is chilly I always crave soup, normally I go straight for the noodle soup but this time I thought I would try out something different. Squash is a great winter vegetable which is full of anti-oxidants and will keep you feeling fuller for longer and paired with carrots and ginger this will give you a great nutrient boost and keep those colds away. I made mine extra spicy by adding smoked paprika (and extra ginger) but if you're not a fan of the spice you can omit this or use cumin instead, another spice which is great at boosting your immune system.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small squash
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 tsp of ginger
  • 1 tsp of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste

 Peel and remove the seeds from the squash then dice the squash, celery, ginger, garlic and carrots into small pieces.

 Heat the coconut oil on a meduim heat in a saucepan then add the ginger, garlic, carrots, squash, celery and smoked paprika sauté

♥ Once the vegetables have softened add water, put on the saucepan lid and allow to simmer on a low heat for 10 - 15 minutes.

♥ Take the soup off the heat and blend until smooth.

♥ Add the almond milk and heat gently

♥ Serve and enjoy!

Good Luck
Cate
xoxo

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