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P90x Butternut Squash Soup recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Shallots (4.0 tbsp of chopped)
  2. Garlic (4.0 clove)
  3. Squash Butternut (12.0 cups)
  4. Organic Free Range Chicken Broth Low Sodium (4.0 cup)

Instructions

Here is a simple to make Butternut Squash Soup recipe.

  • Get a saucepan and heat it over low flame. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped shallots and 1 clove minced garlic.
  • Sautee the shallots and garlic until translucent, while sautéing you can add a little water if needed to avoid burning.
  • Put 3 cups of squash butternut and ½ cut of free range chicken broth (low sodium). Simmer for 20 minutes or until the squash is tender.
  • After 20 minutes, put the mixture in a blender or food processor. Pulse until the mixture becomes a puree.
  • Put back the puree to the saucepan and heat it over medium flame. When it is heated enough, remove it from heat and transfer it in a small bowl or plate. Serve.
  • Facts on Butternut Squash:

    In Australia and New Zealand Butternut Squash is also known as Butternut Pumpkin, a type of winter squash that grows in a vine. It is known to have sweet and nutty taste like the pumpkin. Its skin’s color is yellow and it contains orange fleshy pulp.

    When butternut squash is ripe, it becomes more deep orange and the taste is sweeter and richer. The most popular kind of butternut squash is the Waltham Butternut which originated in Waltham Massachusetts and developed in Waltham Experiment Station.

    Butternut squash is a fruit that can be cooked in variety of ways. It can be toasted, roasted, pureed to make a soup, and mashed into casseroles, soups, muffins, and breads.

    This fruit is a great source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium.

    Butternut squash is being prepared by peeling off its skin, and removing the stalk and seeds. One of the most common ways of cooking the butternut squash is roasting. It is done by cutting it on halves lengthwise, brushing it with cooking oil, placing cut side down on a baking sheet, and baked for 45 minutes or until tender.

    Butter squash consumption offers a lot of health benefits. It is low in fat and provides sufficient amount of dietary fiber which makes it an extremely heart-friendly option.

    It also offers substantial amount of potassium which is important for bone health and vitamin B6 which is essential for proper functioning of nervous and immune systems. It also contains folate that improves and maintains a healthy heart and it protects from the risk of having disease on the brain and spinal-cord-related defects.

    If you’re buying butternut squash it is recommended that you select an unblemished fruit that feels heavy with a matte rather than glossy skin. If the butternut squash is shiny it means that it was harvested too early and it won’t be as sweet as the fully grown squash.

    When storing whole butternut squash, it should be stored in a cool and dry place with adequate amount of ventilation. Do not in the refrigerator. If you will store chopped or cubed squash, wrap it and put in the fridge, this will stay fresh for a week.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    101.0

  • Fat

    3.0g

  • Carbs

    21.7g

  • Protein

    4.4g