Vitamix Butternut Squash Soup

 

(adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe found here)

Ingredients:

3-4 lbs butternut squash, peeled and seeded (I used 3 medium sized squash)

1 yellow onion

2 McIntosh apples, peeled and cored

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 cups chicken stock

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Condiments- scallions, flaked sweetened coconut (lightly toasted), roasted salted cashews (toasted and chopped) and diced banana

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Cut the butternut squash, onion and apples into 1-inch cubes and place them on a baking sheet

Toss squash, onion and apples with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 35-40 minutes

Lightly toast coconut and cashews on the stove for a few minutes, or until they turn a light brown color.

When roasting is finished, place squash, onion and apples into Vitamix.  Add 2 cups of chicken stock, curry powder, salt and pepper and set to the “soup” setting.

Let the Vitamix run until the “soup” setting is finished.  Pour hot soup and add chopped scallions, coconut, cashews and fresh banana on the top. Enjoy :)

4 thoughts on “Vitamix Butternut Squash Soup

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  2. I understand people’s fascination with fitness, but I have always struggled more with eating healthily. For a long time I was vegetarian, and found it difficult to eat enough healthy calories to keep up with my active lifestyle. I am trying to get fit again, and I have having a hard time actually just getting enough ideas for quick sustaining meals (not packaged foods); I found your site looking for “Vitamix tomato soup”!

    I have a hard time keeping up with healthy eating: I don’t know how you have time to eat enough healthy calories to keep up with as many calories as you must spend doing all the physical activity you do. By the time I come home from work, even if I do eat lunch, my body doesn’t have enough energy to exercise…I need food ideas more than exercise ideas! I end up eating high calorie “short-cut” foods like pizza & ice cream that make me so fatigued and sluggish, I don’t have the where-with-all to work out: I would be really interested to see more of your food blog.

    • Hello!

      I’m glad you found my tomato soup recipe… I need to post more Vitamix recipes in the future! I do exercise a lot, but so does my husband. We are still in our 20’s without any kids, so it is just normal for us to always be looking to the next race or fitness goal. I try to eat smaller amounts more frequently throughout the day (every 2-3 hours) but that doesn’t always happen. Smoothies are always an easy way for me to get a ton of calories quickly. Yogurt, peanut butter, protein powder, chia seeds, etc. really add up quick! If I don’t eat as much during the day, I end up eating a huge meal for dinner and that just isn’t always the best for me.

      You could try keeping track of your calories so you have a better understanding of what you need during the day. I use MyFitnessPal.com or the iPhone app off and on. It allows me to enter the calories I’ve burned from exercise and then I can have a better idea of what I need to consume. It really isn’t a problem for me to get back up to my calories for the day, because I love food :) I saw more of a difference when I trained for a marathon. If I ran 20 miles and burned almost 2,000 calories, I usually ate them back over a two-day time span. Right now, I am burning about 5-6oo calories if I teach one BODYPUMP class. It really isn’t hard for me to eat those extra calories. Sometimes I eat a 200+ calorie protein bar right after class and then have a big dinner later. I also wear my Polar heart rate monitor a lot so I know how many calories I burned. As for food, I should post what I eat more often to give people a better idea of how to fuel up. I definitely prefer carbs over protein, so I still struggle to find the right balance. You really have me thinking about some more food based posts, thanks!

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