Listen, I know it’s about to be a Texas summer and all, but you can never go wrong with a super easy, healthy AND tasty meal, right?  Hey, maybe it’s even quite delicious served cold on those hot, muggy, humid summer days?!  Well, it is!  Think gazpacho. Oh, and a bonus? It keeps really well in the freezer so you can whip it out on those nights when T-ball runs too late and you have zero time to make dinner before the dreaded hanger sets in.  Give it a go, will ya?

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

PREP: 5 min

COOK: 15 min

FEEDS: 2 adults + 2 kiddos (and yes, mine loved it!)


1 (13.5 oz) can Coconut Milk
1 large potato, cut into small bite-sized pieces
1 small butternut squash, cut into small bite-sized pieces
1 green onion, sliced
A handful of button mushrooms, sliced
1 carrot, cut into small bite-sized pieces
2 T brown sugar
1 T Bouillon (I used ‘Better Than Bouillon’ No Chicken Base) — you could totally use that flavor packet from that ramen soup you have sitting in your pantry (however, this will likely make it non-vegan if that matters)
a pinch of salt + pepper (Sriracha too if you like a little spice)

Put all ingredients into a medium-sized pot, and bring to a low boil over medium(ish) heat for 15 min (or until the potatoes and squash are soft), stirring occasionally.  Transfer to a blender and cream for approximately 2 min. 

Consume with glee.

Hint: Double the recipe and freeze it for that night when you want to leave hubs and go out with the girls.

Lo is the Founder + Chief Innovation Officer of Trotting with Tots, a local stroller-toting mama tribe. When not scoping out new trails and neighborhoods to explore with the running group, she spends her time cooking up random vegan concoctions, inflicting pain on friends with her waxing skills, putzing around on her Cricut machine, inventing some new house project for her husband, and/or drinking wine while watching the latest episode of Intervention. Lo is married to her very own Magic Mike, whom she met on an airplane, and is lackey Mom to two munchkins (Gage + Gemma), and an allergy-ridden pup (Killian). She loves the color yellow, the sound of high heels on asphalt and gargantuan wind chimes.


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