Sweet Potato, Squash and Golden Berry Soup to Replenish Your Energy

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An exciting recipe, this soup is sweet and sour, delicious and nutrient-dense. It’s a great way to warm up after a vigorous day exploring the outdoors.

Sweet Potato, Squash and Golden Berry Soup
(serves 6-8)

6 medium yams, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 of a medium butternut squash, peeled and roughly chopped
1 large white onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of turmeric
2 teaspoons of cayenne
1/2 sour mango (nearly ripe)
1 1/4 cup of fresh golden berries, halved
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tbs olive oil to sauté vegetables
Salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Prep all ingredients.
  2. In a large pot, add olive oil. When heated add onion, yams, squash and golden berries.
  3. When onions start to caramelize add garlic, cayenne, turmeric and coconut oil. Stir and let sauté for a few more minutes.
  4. Add 4 cups of water. For 15 minutes, let simmer to bring out flavours.
  5. When vegetables are cooked through, add mango to the pot. Now blend all ingredients in a food-processor or blender.
  6. Pour liquified ingredients back into the pot, add the rest of the water, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer at medium-low heat for another 20 minutes.
  7. Enjoy with fresh salad and spicy grilled chicken.