Stage 3

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 whole medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 whole butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 whole Danjou pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 cup, unsweetened, plain almond milk or plain yogurt

Over medium heat, melt better and sauté onions until they are light brown. In crock pot: combine cooked onions and butter, butternut squash, pears, broth, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 4.
Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until it’s a smooth, uniform texture.
Stir almond milk or yogurt into the soup, allowing a little time for it to warm in the crockpot.

Recipe Yields: 8 Servings

Store soup in the fridge for up to 5 days. Soup can also be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

Butternut squash is an excellent source of calcium, iron, and vitamins B and C.