Soup season is officially here. Those days when all you crave for lunch is a bowl of soup to warm you through and the dark comes around all too quickly. Instead on focusing on the negatives, there are many things to celebrate that come with the cooler seasons. Those bright blue skies, fresh crisp air and the cosy vibes of wrapping up in your favourite scarf and gloves.
I am one for layers and getting ready to go outdoors in the winter takes me a while of preparation. I don’t even dare to go outside without my gloves on as I get such cold hands. My poor circulation really does become an issue when my fingers start turning blue and coming back inside makes them throb with pain… so I do try my hardest to prevent the chill from spreading. I know you’re not supposed to warm up too quickly so I restrain myself from running my white-blue fingers under hot water and wrap them around a cup of soup instead.
I love eating soup like this, the “hug in a mug” feeling is next to none. This Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash and Hemp Soup is certainly one that offers this sensation thanks to the thick and creamy texture. It’s so simple: roast the butternut squash until tender along with some garlic cloves, fry off some onion and blend it all together with some unsweetened milk for a delicious, nutritious and hearty soup. I’ve used unsweetened hemp milk for this recipe as I love the subtle flavour but feel free to use your favourite variety. Coconut would be great although you’d be able to taste the coconut. Sprinkle over some hemp seeds for crunch, coconut yoghurt for a welcome texture contrast and some black pepper.
This soup recipe will see you well into the heart of winter and out the other side. Make up extra portions to freeze for the weeks ahead.
A super simple and hearty soup recipe perfect for the colder weather filled with roasted butternut squash and rosemary.
Have you made my Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash and Hemp Soup recipe? I would love to hear what you think of this and how it warms you up on a cool and crisp day. Leave your thoughts below and tag me in our creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy.
With soup-y love x