Gut Healing: Coffee Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
I’m not sure if this recipe technically means I’ve broken my coffee detox, but it is one of my favourite Fall recipes, and I’m determined to celebrate every day of this incredible season.
I always make a double batch of this soup and keep some in the freezer for when I need an quick easy meal in a hurry (I add roast chicken to up the protein if having it as main meal), and its perfect for those chilly New England evenings (that are just round the corner)!
This recipe is packed full of both gut healing and skin loving ingredients: bone broth and ghee are both phenomenal for gut health, and butternut squash is packed full of skin smoothing and healing Vitamin A.
Coffee Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and roughly chopped
¼ cup ghee
¼ cup finely ground organic coffee
½ onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups Bare Bones Broth (chicken or beef)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Melt ⅛ cup ghee, then stir in the coffee. Spread the squash out on a baking sheet, then pour over the ghee and coffee mixture, ensuring the squash is evenly coated. Place the unpeeled garlic cloves in a separate dish, and roast both in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the squash is soft.
Heat the remaining ghee in a large pot over a medium heat, and add the onions, celery, carrot and salt and sweat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the sage, honey and cinnamon, and cook for a further 10 minutes.
Remove the squash and the garlic from the oven, peel the garlic and add everything to the large pot. Add in the bone broth, and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, then transfer to a blender. Top with fresh sage and a drizzle of EVOO.