Slammin' Butternut Squash Soup
4-6 hours if using a slow cooker, 40 minutes if using Instant Pot
- 1 large butternut squash
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 can whole, organic coconut milk (whole organic Native Forest, whole organic Thai Kitchen or organic Natural Value (no organic guar gum)) (In BPA free cans)
- 2 – 3 medium carrots (or sub more squash, or other root veggies like rutabagas)
- 2 tsp celtic sea salt, Himalayan sea salt or Real salt (add more to taste)
- 2 cups homemade broth (beef, chicken or vegetable broth). (If you don’t have homemade broth on hand, the only store-bought broth that I feel is 2nd best to homemade broth is Pacific organic vegetable broth only (not AIP friendly)
- Spices – Here are 2 versions (choose one):
- - 1.5 tsp ground nutmeg, 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground clove (add more if desired) (THIS VERSION IS NOT AIP-FRIENDLY) OR
- - 2 TBSP ground marjoram + 2 TBSP ground sage + 2.5 tsp garlic powder or 4 cloves fresh minced garlic (THIS IS AIP-FRIENDLY)
- Peel the butternut squash, cut it in half and de-seed it. Then cut into chunks – about 1 inch. This will be about 6 - 7 cups.
- Cut the carrots into about 1 inch coins.
- Peel and cut the onion, into about 1 inch pieces.
- Put the squash, carrots and onions in the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Add the broth, coconut milk,salt and herb/spice blend of your choice.
- If using a slow cooker, turn on LOW for about 6 hours OR on high for about 4 hours.
- If using the Instant Pot, use the “soup” function and make sure it displays 30 minutes and normal pressure. Safely quick release when the time is up.
- Once everything is cooked, use a stick blender in order to puree the soup to your desired smoothness or chunkiness. You could also use a blender and blend in batches.
Once the soup is in your bowl, you can add toppings if desired. For example:
- nuts/seeds (such as brazil nuts and/or pumpkin seeds) (Not for AIP)
- raw organic sour cream (Not for AIP)
- raw cheese (Not for AIP)
- plantain chips
- pastured meats (such as organic pastured 100% grass-fed beef, pork/sausage or chicken