The health benefits of the humble butternut squash are surprisingly lengthy. Rich in fibre (for healthy digestion), phytonutrients (anti-inflammatory, anti-oxident, ), vitamins and minerals, this bright orange veg is health giving in many ways. Rich in antioxidants A, D, E, vitamin C and B vitamins, three spoonfuls of butternut squash counts as one of your 5 (or 9) a day. Butternut squash also contains calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
At this time of year, focus naturally comes to the beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C and zinc found in butternut squash which helps to support the natural function of the immune system. Making this delicious soup perfect to ease a cold or strengthen your immune system.
It's simple to make and tastes delicious. Add your favourite toppings such as pumpkin seeds, coconut yogurt, or chilli flakes for added texture and flavour.
Makes 4-6 Servings
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