Dr Oz did a show on Holistic Health with Dr Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra. Dr Weil said that to beat the Sunday Stress Blues – you know, where you dread and worry about the work week ahead – he makes a delicious Stress-Free Butternut Squash Soup that is healthy and can be served both warm or cold. I love the idea of roasting the vegetables before blending it into a soup to really bring out the flavors of the veggies.
Dr Oz: Stress-Free Squash Soup Recipe
1 large winter squash (about 2 1/2 pounds), such as butternut, buttercup or kabocha; peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tart, firm apples, peeled, cored and quartered
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Red chili powder to taste
4 to 5 cups vegetable broth
Dr Oz: Squash Soup Recipe
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Toss the onion, garlic, apples and squash in the oil to make sure everything is coated well.
3. Put the oil-coated vegetables and fruit onto a roasting pan.
4. Season the vegetables and fruit with chili and salt.
5. Roast the veggies and fruit in the oven, making sure to stir it every 10 minutes. After around 40 minutes everything should be lightly brown and tender.
6. Mix together half of the roasted vegetables with 2 cups of vegetable broth, and blend until it is smooth.
7. Repeat step 6 with the rest of the veggies and soup broth.
8. Put everything in a large pot and adjust the thickness to your taste by adding more broth as desired.
9. Heat the soup to a simmer and serve when you are ready!