Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious vegan & gluten free recipe made in under 45 minutes that’s perfect for staying healthy during cold & flu season!
Today’s post is sponsored by Vons. All opinions are my own.
It’s September y’all, which means fall and winter are right around the corner. With the change of season, also comes cold and flu season, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with the most perfectly delicious keep-you-healthy-warm-you-up soup you’ve ever tried!
Whenever I was sick as a kid, I always wanted a creamy soup, tomato and butternut squash were my go-to’s! As an adult, I still love creamy soups and I always try to load up on chai tea, fresh ginger, fresh garlic and cinnamon when I start to feel a cold coming on. All of these ingredients are amazing natural cold-fighters and I’ve included all of them in this healthy Butternut Squash Soup recipe!
Butternut squash is one of the most nutritious and healthiest vegetables you can eat, it’s packed with Vitamin C, making it the perfect vegetable to load up on during cold and flu season!
During the cooler fall and winter months, I always have O Organics® Chai Spice Tea on hand to whip up a delicious chai tea latte at home. For this butternut squash soup recipe, instead of pureeing the roasted butternut squash with a broth, I pureed it with chai tea, which is filled with antioxidants, and adds a great flavor to this soup recipe!
To make the soup creamy, while keeping it healthy, I added O Organics almond milk instead of using heavy cream. I always have this almond milk on hand for my morning smoothies and it added the perfect level of creaminess to the soup, while keeping it dairy-free!
- 2 lbs butternut squash (peeled & cubed)
- 1 cup onion (large dice)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
- 4 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup O Organics Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 3 cups water
- 2 O Organics Chai Spice Tea Bags
- 1 cup O Organics Plain Almond Milk
- Serve with O Organics Classic Round Crackers
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Toss the butternut squash, onion, ginger and garlic with the coconut oil, rosemary, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet.
Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until butternut squash is fork tender.
While the butternut squash is roasting, bring 3 cups of water to boil in a small pot on the stovetop, add the chai tea bags. After 3-5 minutes remove the chai tea bags and remove the pot from the stove. Set aside.
Remove the butternut squash from the oven and transfer to a large blender or food processor. Add the chai tea and almond milk.
If all of the ingredients don’t fit in your blender or food processor, you can do this in two batches.
Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl for serving.
Serve with O Organics classic round crackers on the side for dipping, crumbling on top or eating along with the soup.
While picking up all of the ingredients for this Butternut Squash Soup, I also stocked up on Vons Signature Care™ Cough and Cold products. I rely on these effective and affordable products to get me through cold & flu season!
Pair the fresh vegetables and O Organics products used in this recipe with pharmacist recommended Signature Care products and you’ll have everything you need to stay healthy this cold & flu season, all at an affordable price!
I purchased all of the O Organics products to make this Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup at my local Vons. Both O Organics and Signature Care products are
available in the San Diego area exclusively at Vons, but you can also find O Organics products & Signature Care products at all Albertsons Companies grocery stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway. O Organics products are exclusive to the Albertsons family of stores.
If you are local to San Diego, there’s a good chance you’ll run into me at Vons! I’m there almost every day stocking up on groceries for my next great recipe and chatting it up with the cashiers, who I’m not embarrassed to say now know me by name! 😉
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