Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

slow cooker, crock pot butternut squash soup recipe

It’s been quite chilly lately so what’s a better way to warm up than to make hot soup. Better yet, hot soup made in the crock pot, cooking all day filling your room with the sweet aroma of harvest-y scents. 🙂

Ingredients:
1 1/2 butternut squash peeled and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces
1 box/carton (48 oz) low sodium chicken broth
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp garlic minced/chopped
1 apple cored and sliced
1 8 oz package cream cheese (or for a healthier option: 1 cup of plain non-fat greek yogurt)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried cloves
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker/crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours until squash is soft when poked with a fork. Once cooked, add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor in batches to smooth/puree together. Serve with your favorite loaf of bread; ciabbatta, french, italian, whatever it may be and enjoy! 🙂

Quick (5 min or less) Smoothie Recipe

It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been continuing to gather content to write here on my blog just haven’t had the time or energy to sit down and actually write it. I’m a new mom and lately, my now 6 month old decided he didn’t want to sleep unless myself or my husband was laying by his side. Well, tonight we started sleep training and after 2 hours of trying to get him to sleep, he’s finally asleep in his crib…phew! Hopefully, we’ll all get some quality rest tonight! 🙂

Anyways, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite smoothies that is a great snack or light meal when you don’t have a lot of time.

kale, apple, pear, banana, greek yogurt, coconut water, coconut milk, nutribullet, smoothie, recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 apple – any kind, my favorite are Mcoun
1/2 Bosc or Green pear
1/2 or whole banana
a bunch of kale – I just guesstimate here
about a tbsp or so of flaxseed
about a tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk or water
some crushed ice
2 tbsp greek yogurt

Directions:

Place everything in a blender or NutriBullet. Blend until smoothe and you’re done! 🙂
We love our NutriBullet. It’s perfect for making individual smoothies and makes everything with the perfect consistency.

kale, apple, pear, banana, greek yogurt, coconut water, coconut milk, nutribullet, smoothie, recipe

kale, apple, pear, banana, greek yogurt, coconut water, coconut milk, nutribullet, smoothie, recipe