Dave’s Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
My sweetie isn’t feeling too good, so I whipped up some soup for her. This is another one of my “If I can do it, you can do it” times, so here it is—my EASY butternut squash soup recipe.
But, first, I must digress. Gotta talk a minute about the perks of butternut squash.
Health Benefits of Butternut Squash
There are several key health benefits of butternut squash:
1. Boosts immunity
Most importantly, especially in this case, eating butternut squash gives your immune system a boost as a result of containing a good amount of Vitamin C. It’s not going to immediately cure you, but it’ll help your body fight off something worse.
2. Promotes “regularity”
Yep, butternut squash helps you poop, which keeps your gut healthy and contributes to the #1 benefit above. One cup contains almost 7 grams of fiber!
3. Reduces inflammation
You know inflammation isn’t good, right? It’s what’s behind arthritis and it’s also linked to cancer. The high antioxidant content of butternut squash is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects.
4. Helps with weight loss
One serving of butternut squash has almost zero fat, 26 carbs, and less than 100 calories. Remember the fiber I just mentioned? That’s what keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
5. Lowers blood pressure
The 500 mg of potassium in each serving of butternut squash helps to lower your blood pressure by counteracting the effect of sodium in your body.
6. Improves vision
Butternut squash has more than 300% of your RDA of Vitamin A, the “eye vitamin,” and is also a great source of the antioxidant lutein.
7. Keeps bones strong
Butternut squash contains manganese, Vitamin C, iron, folate, and zinc, all of which promote bone health.
8. Protects your skin
The Vitamin C in butternut squash also contributes to healthier skin.
My Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
So, here you have it—my easy butternut squash soup recipe on video:
After it was done cooking, I added 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 teaspoons of parsley and brought some to my sweetie. Here’s the result of my easy butternut squash recipe…not bad for a dude, right?
Here’s another easy soup recipe that’s equally as healthy and delicious—Healthy Sweet Potato Soup. And, be sure and head over to our recipe area for lots more healthy recipes. Seriously, folks…if I can do this, anyone can.