Apple Honeynut Squash Soup

Apple Honeynut Squash Soup

 

Muneeza Ahmed

Apple Honeynut Squash Soup

Muneeza AhmedMuneeza Ahmed
Apple honey nut squash soup is the perfect transitional soup, taking you into the fall with all the flavors and warmth.

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Bake the Honey Nut Squash for about 45 minutes in the oven.
  • Saute the onions and garlic in 1/2 cup of vegetable broth until soft.
  • Add the honey squash into the pot and mix. The squash should already be soft. Add the rest of the vegetable broth and additional filtered water.
  • Once simmering 5 - 7 minutes, the bay leaf and garam masala and 1 cinnamon stick. Let this cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Once done, remove the bay leaf and the cinnamon stick. Use a hand blender to blend the soup.
  • Add the apples right before serving. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of coconut milk and a pinch of saffron
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Apple honeynut squash soup is the perfect transitional soup, taking you into the fall with all the flavors and warmth. Not only is this soup incredibly delicious and simple to prepare, it also boasts impressive healing powers.

Soup recipes can be very helpful for staying on track nutritionally as the weather gets cooler.

When it starts to get cold outside, we naturally begin to crave “comfort foods” that fill us with warmth. Adding a good soup packed with critical clean carbohydrates and healing foods, can provide the warmth you seek so you do not turn to troublemaker foods.

One of my favorite parts about soups is they last! I will make a huge pot of soup and be able to use it for days. These soups freeze beautifully so you can always make a big batch and freeze half of it, that way you will have a go-to on those days you really don’t feel like cooking or just don’t have the time.

Let’s dig a little deeper to understand why this soup has such incredible healing powers.

Apples

Apples have incredible anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce your viral and bacterial load. The phytochemicals in apples are quite literally brain food – feeding neurons and increasing electrical activity. In addition, they contain phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification, as well as glutamine and serine – amino acids that help remove MSG from the brain. A true brain food!

Red apples, in particular, are a very alkaline fruit that has the ability to quench thirst on a cellular level by providing living water to support the liver’s ability to hydrate.

Equally important, the fruit acids in apples (both malic and tartaric acids) help cleanse the liver by dispersing toxic films that build up inside the liver’s storage banks. Furthermore, apples starve out bacteria, yeast, mold, other funguses, and viruses from the liver. This makes red apples an incredible liver detoxifier.

Honeynut Squash

Honeynut squash is a hybrid version of butternut squash – looks like mini butternut squash. Winter squash, such as honeynut and butternut are an alkaline food that is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. This squash is also very easy to digest and an excellent remedy for acidosis as well as various conditions that affect the stomach, spleen, liver, and blood. Being high in vitamins A, E, C, B-complex, and beta carotene, iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, squash is incredible for the immune and nervous systems. The carotenoids, which give it that vibrant orange hue, are particularly beneficial for protecting against heart disease, breast cancer, and macular degeneration.

Additionally, honeynut squash reduces inflammation which is very helpful to those suffering from conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Squash is a low-calorie, fat-free food that has an abundance of nutrients which makes it ideal for weight loss.

“Winter Squash can be steamed, baked, roasted, mashed like potatoes, or blended into a soup. The seeds of winter squash are also edible and can be dried or roasted similarly to pumpkin seeds and are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids such as tryptophan which helps to promote a healthy night’s sleep.”
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My mouth is watering just thinking about this delicious apple honeynut squash soup! I hope you find the ease of making this, coupled with its delicious flavor, turns this into one of your go-to favorite healing and satiating soups!

To your health & happiness,
Muneeza

11 thoughts on “Apple Honeynut Squash Soup”

  1. I’m asking about instant pot times as I have ceramic coated cookware (Caraway) and don’t want to damage it by using an immersion blender. Much easier to make in an instant pot and then ladle it into my blender to blend that way.

    1. Hello Nancy – I’m not clear on your question here. You can absolutely make in the instant pot and then blend if that’s what you are asking:)

    2. Hi Nancy – Muneeza also has ceramic pots and says that the immersion blender from Vitamix has a thicker plastic on the bottom and won’t scratch the pot;)

  2. This looks delicious and I would like to make but am having trouble finding honey nut squash. Will it taste as good if I just use butternut squash? Also, how many servings does this make? I am only one person so making something that comes out to 9 servings takes up a lot of space in refrigerator/and or freezer. How about instant pot cooking times as well?

    1. Hi Nancy – Yes, you can absolutely use butternut squash, it has a very similar taste. I am not familiar with insta pot cooking so I would not be able to give you the timing. This recipe should make about 4-6 servings.

  3. Michael Victoria

    Do you peel the honey nut squash? or scoop out the first after baking and discard the peel at all? or do you include the peel?

  4. This looks amazing!! If I used butternut squash – how many would I use instead of the small honey nut squash? Can’t wait to try!

  5. Hi Muneeza
    If using butternut squash, would you recommend using half the amount of squash? I’m not familiar with honeynut squash and their size…
    Thank you!

    1. Exactly – the honeynut are just a smaller variety of butternut. If the butternut are small just get an extra, but in general you would use half as many butternut squash:).

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