Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

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Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious vegan & gluten free recipe made in under 45 minutes that’s perfect for staying warm & healthy during the winter months!

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!

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!

This soup is PACKED with antioxidants and vitamins! Each serving provides 482.2% of your daily vitamin A needs, yup almost 500 PERCENT and 62.5% daily vitamin C needs.

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!

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!

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 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!

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!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs butternut squash (peeled & cubed)
  • 1 cup onion (large dice)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 chai spice tea bags
  • 1 cup plain almond milk
  • Optional: serve with 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.

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!

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.

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!

Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl for serving.

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!

Serve with crackers on the side for dipping, crumbling on top or eating along with the soup.

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!

 

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!

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!
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Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious vegan & gluten free recipe made in under 45 minutes that’s perfect for staying warm & healthy during the winter months!

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 253 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs butternut squash peeled & cubed
  • 1 cup onion large dice
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 chai spice tea bags
  • 1 cup plain almond milk
  • Optional: serve with crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss the butternut squash, onion, ginger and garlic with the coconut oil, rosemary, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until butternut squash is fork tender.
  5. 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.
  6. After 3-5 minutes remove the chai tea bags and remove the pot from the stove, set aside.
  7. Remove the butternut squash from the oven and transfer to a large blender or food processor.
  8. Add the chai tea and almond milk.
  9. If all of the ingredients don’t fit in your blender or food processor, you can do this in two batches.
  10. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  11. Pour into a bowl for serving.
  12. Serve with crackers on the side for dipping, crumbling on top or eating along with the soup.

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Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious vegan & gluten free recipe made in under 45 minutes that's perfect for staying warm & healthy during the winter months!