Sunday, 10 May 2015

Butternut Squash and Kale Soup~ 5-2 diet

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Butternut Squash and Kale Soup
Creamy and delicious butternut squash with healthy kale soup.
  • 400 g Butternut Squash
  • Large handful Kale
  • 1 Medium white Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 500 ml Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Fat free Greek yoghurt
1. Peel the butternut squash and chop it into small cubes.2. Wash the kale and chop it finely.3. Peel and dice the onion finely.4. Peel and chop the garlic finely.5. Add oil in a pan and wait for it to heat up. Add the garlic and onions and saute the onions for 3-4 minutes, next add the butternut squash and 500 ml water and cook the butternut squash for 10 minutes until soft.6. Add the kale and cook for another 5 minutes.7. Transfer the soup to the Optimum 9400 blender and blend the soup for 1-2 minutes.8. Transfer the soup back to the pan and season with salt and pepper. You can adjust the consistency to your preference by adding a little more water if you like.Once soup has heated through transfer to serving bowls and swirl some greek yoghurt over it. Serve with fresh bread.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings

I made my soup in the Optimum 9400 blender, it is a great blender that will create amazing smoothies, ice creams, sorbets, smooths, nut milks in a jiffy. It also grates, slices and grinds. The Optimum 9400 is currently available at a special price of £ 329.00, it comes with a 30 day money back guarantee with free return postage of you are not totally satisfied with it. You can also get an extra 2 year warranty if you order through here using code "Special Ambassador offer"

Suitable for 5-2 diet
Bread not included in count.

Calories per serving

Submitting to:
In my VEG BOX ~ Buternut Squash event by citrusspiceuk, guest hosted by Mayuri's Jikoni


  1. Ooooh If I substitute the yogurt, I can make myself this :)

  2. I love butter nut soup, I often have the chicken and butter nut from coop at lunch but never made it myself! Great post will have to follow your recipe :-)


  3. This soup sounds delicious, I adore butternut squash! The perfect healthy lunch.

  4. Sounds lovely but life is to short to peel butternut squash. I just wash and chop and it works perfectly in soup.

  5. What a great low cal lunch options!

  6. That would be a perfect lunchtime treat for me - I have soup most days.

  7. Oh yum. I have just planted some butternut seeds. I really love the taste of them and kale too

  8. ooohh I love Butternut Squash to this would be perfect for me x

  9. This looks like a good recipe - not sure if I'd get the kids to eat kale though!

  10. I have a butternut squash sat on the kitchen side so I think it will be in a soup tomorrow. I love kale too, yum! We are on soups at the moment, I find them an easy way to lose weight.

  11. Yummy, that looks so good. I love kale and butternut squash brings a great sweetness so I need to try this.

  12. This looks very nutritious and good for you. I follow the 5:2 so I will bookmark this, thank you!

  13. I like kale but I'm really not a fan of butternut squash. I do like that blender though!

  14. The 5-2 diet sounds so strict to me, but this soup actually looks pretty tasty.

  15. Ohh this sounds delicious and I love the fact it is perfect for the 5:2 diet. x

  16. I adore butternut squash but not sure about the Kale

  17. Now this sounds perfect for a cold rainy day x

  18. oooh yummy you got me at the kale

  19. Mmmm, butternut squash in a soup is such a good way to give it more volume without a lot of calories.

  20. I am back to soups again a s winter has begun here .. only problem is kale which is not available here. Will try to substitute it with some other greens.

  21. I don;t mind butternut squash it is just persuading my son to try it

  22. Soups are so easy to make, but delicious. I've never added kale to my butternut squash soups, so thank you for the suggestion! x

  23. adding kale to the butternut squash soup is a good idea. Nice way to get more vitamins and minerals into the body.

  24. I love butternut squash, just not the task of having to chop it!

  25. Great combo of flavours Nayna.

  26. I love butternut squash and never know what to do with it - thanks for this

  27. ooh this is the first healthy thing I've seen that I think I could actually make!! :)

  28. I bet this is fab - and healthy too! Kaz x

  29. I love the sound of this! I have had butternut squash soup before but never added Kale and heard amazing things about Kale x

  30. Yum! I love butternut squash :-)

  31. looks delicious and easy to cook. Must try!


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