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Butternut Squash Soup with Mushrooms and Spinach


Yields

2 servings

Ingredients

½ smallbutter nut squash, peeled and chopped *Note: the smaller you chop thebutternut squash the quicker it will cook

2 teaspooncoconut oil

4 mushrooms,sliced

Smallhandful of spinach, chopped

¼ onion,diced

1 smallcarrot, sliced

2 clovesgarlic, minced

2 cupvegetable broth

Salt andpepper to taste

Pinch ofcayenne pepper

4 Tbsp.sunflower seeds (2 Tbsp. for each serving)

Directions

Peel squash using a potato peeler or knife. Cut squash inhalf with knife and scoop out seeds and pulp with a spoon. Cut both the stemand the bottom off the squash. Slice squash into small pieces.

Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in medium pot over medium heat. Addmushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes. Add spinach and lightly cook for 1 min. Removemushrooms and spinach and set aside.

Re heat another 1 teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat.Add onions, carrots and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add butter nut squash andcook until semi soft, 5-8 minutes. Add vegetable broth, salt, cayenne andpepper. Bring to boil and simmer over medium heat until squash is soft, about10-15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and puree using an immersion hand blenderor regular blender. Blend until smooth. Stir in cooked mushrooms, spinach and garnish with 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds.