Dr Julie Durnan

A New Spin on Butternut Squash Soup: It’s Cleanse-Friendly and Kid-Friendly too!

The weather is chilly and if your body is like mine, you’re craving warmth, comfort, and nourishment.This cleanse-friendly soup provides all of that!This recipe was created by my close friend and all star 3-Day Mini Cleanser, Carole Jolly. Here, Carole puts a new spin on an old favourite of mine. Instead of just plain ol’ squash, Carole’s addition of roasted garlic, creamy coconut, and curried flavours makes this soup fragrant and filling.

This rich soup is high in betacarotene, full of healthy fats, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and so delicious.

And of course, as a fellow mom, Carole has made this recipe kid-friendly too. Our kids all ask for more!

Give it a try and please let me know in the comments below what you think!


Ingredients (Yields 6 servings)

  • Butternut squash
  • Bulb of garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 8 cups veggie or chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Himalayan rock salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Cut butternut squash in half and scoop out and discard seeds. Rub inside with coconut oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay face down on natural parchment paper-covered baking sheet.
  • Place whole bulb of garlic on same baking sheet.
  • Chop carrots into 1-2 inch chunks, sprinkle with melted coconut oil, and add to baking sheet.
  • Roast everything at 400F for 30 minutes (or until everything is soft).
  • Meanwhile, sautee onions in large saucepan with 1 tsp coconut oil until translucent. Add cumin, turmeric, pepper and salt while continuing to stir.
  • Remove squash and garlic from oven. Scoop out their flesh to remove from skins. Add squash, garlic, and carrots to the onion saucepan.
  • Add stock and bring to boil.
  • Allow to simmer 15 minutes then cool.
  • Once cooled, transfer soup to food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  • Transfer soup back into large saucepan, add coconut milk and stir.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
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