One of the most frequently discussed topics for those choosing to transition to a Raw Food lifestyle is how to cope with Wintery cold weather.
Well here is one weapon in your arsenal when shaking of the winter chills. Winter warming Butternut Squash Soup! It’s warm, it’s Vegan and it’s Raw!
Warming Cumin, Spicy Cayenne and sweet buttery squash? I’m getting all warm and fuzzy thinking about it!
Add the following to your Highspeed Blender. I use a laser thermometer like this one to ensure I don’t go over 115 degrees.
1 pound of squash cut up into smaller cubes
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of Cumin
1.5 cups coconut water, almond milk or coconut milk
1/4 cup cashews (optional)
1 bell pepper
Juice from 1 medium lemon
1-2 teaspoons of amino acids of choice (optional)
Blend until warm. I use a laser thermometer like this one to ensure I don’t go over 115 degrees.
Add a pinch of Cayenne, Curry, or Chili Powder.
Stay Warm, Stay Raw, Enjoy!
Sun-dried Tomato Garnish
Blend in a high-powered blender:
½ cup sun-dried tomato soaked in 1 cup of water
Add to blender the juice from 1 lemon
Kaffir Lime Leaf
Putting it All Together
Place butternut squash soup in a bowl and add a dollop of tomato blend.
Slice kefir lime leaves as thinly as possible and add that as your last garnish on top of the sun-dried tomato.