Dinner, Lunch

Mood Balancing Apple Squash Soup

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, actually, apples have been found to help relieve oxidative stress on the body due to being rich in a group of plant chemicals called flavonoids.

Combo that with lots of fibre and you’re looking at a balanced treat that’s fantastic for your blood sugar and for feeding the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Ever heard of the gut-brain connection? You need good bacteria to help balance your mood and nourish your nervous system.

DSCN5028Eating seasonally and locally also has a great impact on your body (and wallet too)!

Apple Squash Soup

Ingredients

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 onion, chopped
3 apples, cored, peeled and cut into chunks
1 small squash, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
Pinch thyme
Pinch cumin
Sea salt & black pepper, to taste

Method

In a large pot on medium heat, add olive oil and onions. Sweat onions until clear. Add apples, squash and carrot. Stir in veggie stock. Add spices and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples and veggies are soft. Remove from heat and place contents into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately topped with nuts and seeds.

DSCN5031Serves 4 – 6 hungry healthy people.
Store in fridge for up to one week or in freezer for up to 2 months.

DSCN5040Enjoy!

Original post on Veeva.ca

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