Spiced butternut squash and apple soup

This recipe is also from the Whole Living 21-day detox. It’s super tasty and healthy.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tart apples, cored and chopped
  • 6 cups butternut squash, chopped
  • coarse salt and pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • chopped walnuts, for sprinkling(optional)

Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until tender, 6-8 minutes, stirring occassionally.

Add ginger, turmeric, allspice, cinnamon, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add carrots, squash, apple, and water. Bring to a boil. Cover partially and reduce to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

Simmer until vegetables are tender about 20 minutes. Use immersion blender to blend until smooth. Or let cool slightly and blend in batches in a blender.

Serve hot.


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