Butternut Squash Soup [for PMS relief]Dec 06, 2020
Started from a can and now we’re here.
👉🏻 Quicker-than-your-average Butternut Squash Soup [for PMS relief]
Our post yesterday highlighted 5 of our favorite foods to reduce PMS. Butternut squash in particular isn't on there, but you can bet your bottom dollar that we think sweet veggies like this one should be your BFFL before your flow comes to visit. 🥕🍠🥔🎃
One of the reasons is because these types of naturally sweet starches help produce 🧡serotonin, the happy transmitter🧡 that offsets anxiety & mood swings during your premenstrual phase (Luteal Phase, or SLOW as we like to call it.) Not only is it going to reduce cravings, but it's going to keep you from feeling all hot and bothered.
Yup. Eating strategically means you don't have to be mad at everyone & their motha in the days leading up to your flow.
👉🏻HACK: this was made with TWO cans of organic butternut squash puree... making the process a whole lot easier than the norm.
2 cans organic butternut squash puree
1/2 can coconut milk
3 cups organic chicken stock
1 pear, cored & diced
1 white onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, diced
pinch of red pepper flakes (careful, these are spiceyyyyy)
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt & pepper
pinch of paprika
1. In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil and throw in the garlic and onion, and shortly after add the pear. Stir often to get everything cooked evenly. Once lightly browned, turn the heat down on low and cover the pan ensure that everything softens up a bit.
2. In a pot on the stovetop over medium heat, add the two cans of butternut squash and chicken stock. Stir to combine.
3. Once the butternut squash mixture is sufficiently hot, combine everything (including spices & coconut milk) into a high speed blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes to ensure that everything is smoooooth. Keep in mind, you might have to put everything together in small increments if you have a small blender.
4. Serve and enjoy during your Luteal Phase!
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