Christmas Recipes: Rich Butternut Soup with Sage & Brussel Nutribooster


Originally written for Well-BeingSisters.com, I wanted to share this as it is so tasty and a real health boost in amongst all the rich foods you may be consuming this festive season. It's really easy to make too!


My antioxidant and fibre filled Butternut Soup with a rich and delicious health booster

is great as a Christmas dinner starter or a hearty soup to warm you right down to your toes.

You can make lots of the butternut base and keep in the fridge and make

the booster each time you heat some of the soup.


Ingredients


Soup

1 Whole large butternut squash

2 Large red or white onions

1 Litre of water

1 Organic chicken or vegetable stock cube

Avocado oil (or Olive oil)

Pinch of chili


Booster

20 x Brussel sprouts

Fresh sage leaves (two handfuls with stalks removed)

20-30 organic almonds crushed with skins on

Finely grated zest of two oranges


Directions

You’ll need a hand blender, mandolin slicer and mortarand pestle or something like it to crush the almonds.


Soup

Peel and cube the whole butternut squash, chop the onions and place into a

large pan with the water and stock cube. Bring to the boil, then add a little oil to help

release nutrients and simmer until everything is soft, add a little more filtered water.

Season with a little of mineral salt and a pinch or two of chili. Blend until smooth.


Booster

Use the mandolin (or sharp knife) to finely slice the Brussels. Chop the sage leaves.

Add a little oil to a non-stick pan, turn to medium heat add the Brussel slices, sage,

and orange zest along with a pinch of mineral salt. Cook enough to soften, remove

from heat. (very important to not overcook or let the brussels catch)

Serve the soup into a bowel, spoon some booster mixture into

the middle then add the crushed almonds.


Health Benefits


Butternut squash is rich in antioxidant carotenoids, and soluble fibre - Great for Skin and immune protection

Brussel sprouts are rich in fibre, Vitamin C, Indoles and sulphur - Good for gut health and detox

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and fibre - great for healthy skin, nervous system and gut health

Avocado oil is rich in healthy oils and Vitamin E - supports immune function, brain health and skin

Sage is antibacterial and immune supportive - Great for gut health and immune supportive

Onion high in inulin a prebiotic that supports gut health

Chili supports circulation and immune function

Orange peel rich in protective bio avonoid antioxidants