Butternut Squash Soup in my Ninja Kitchen

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While I was at the Healthy Living Summit back in September, I had the opportunity to meet with some of the amazing people behind Ninja. Little did I know through our simple conversation at the cocktail party Friday, a quick chat about their Ninja Ultima Saturday, and tasting some yummy hummus and smoothie samples, that only weeks later I’d be given my own Ninja Ultima.  To say I was excited would be a complete understatement…especially when it arrived at my door.

1383830_960184899809_1891669928_nI’ve had the opportunity to play around with the blender over the last couple of weeks and I feel like I’ve only skimmed the surface of the things it can do and the delicious recipes I can make without thinking twice.

 

As any healthy living blogger would, my initial test of the Ninja Ultima was making a delicious smoothie one morning for breakfast.  I used the single-serving cup so I could take it with me as I ran off to work.  I was immediately impressed by the power of this thing! It chopped up the frozen fruit and ice like it was it’s job (which thankfully, it was!).  One delicious smoothie down, many many more to go.

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My next smoothie came together just as nicely, maybe even better.  I decided to bust out the big pitcher so I wasn’t constrained to what I could fit in my cup.  I jammed it full of leafy greens, frozen fruit and protein powder.  THis was not only pretty and delicious, but so smooth! I was impressed to not be sucking down any ice chunks.

photo-14But what I was really excited to make, I had been dreaming up ever since I was offered the blender for a review…soup! And because it turned out so well, I’m planning to share the recipe with all of you!

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

by Katie Arnold

Keywords: blender roast appetizer entree side gluten-free vegan vegetarian butternut squash Thanksgiving fall winter

Ingredients

  • 2 packages pre-cut butternut squash
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • coconut oil
  • 2 cups veggie stock
  • salt & pepper
  • nutmeg

Instructions

Toss the onion and butternut squash in a little coconut oil, salt and pepper. Throw onto a pan and roast in a 375 degree oven until the squash is soft.

Once you’ve finished roasting the veggies, throw into a blender with veggie stock and blend. Add additional salt and pepper to taste, blend.

Once well blended, pour the soup into a pot on the stove and heat until soup is hot.

Pour yourself a bowl of delicious soup and sprinkle with nutmeg before serving. Enjoy!

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This soup was on the thicker side but I wanted it to be a souper (ha!) thick soup so if you wanted it to be a bit thinner, just add more veggie stock.

 

I’m already thinking ahead to what I’ll be making next with my new Ninja Ultima and with my parents already feeling jealous, Santa’s already thinking about Christmas presents. (Note to all: this isn’t ruining anything, they already told me my sister and I could think about getting them one for Christmas…)

 

Thank you to the wonderful crew at Ninja for sending me the Ninja Ultima blender to review, it was such a pleasure meeting all of you at HLS and I love the new addition to my kitchen.

 

{Disclaimer: While I was sent the Ninja Ultima Blender free of charge to review, all opinions are my own.}

 

Do you own a Ninja blender?

What’s your favorite thing to make using your blender?

 

Per usual, linking up with Jenn for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday party! Eat your veggie soup, kids!


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8 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Soup in my Ninja Kitchen

  1. Maggie

    I am new to blending. i have the normal Ninja blender – do you chop up the whole squash or do you have to peel it or anything first?

    Thanks!
    M

    1. admin Post author

      I buy the pre-cut but otherwise yes, you would need to peel and cut. AND we cook BEFORE it gets blended!

    1. admin Post author

      YES and YES!! try it make it and buy a new blender. PLUS this is at a much better price point than the Vitamix which just as much power, if not more.

  2. Katie

    I’m about to write my post about the blender, its amazing, but my blending skills are lacking. The almond butter just didn’t quite work out.

    1. admin Post author

      Oh no! I haven’t tried making almond butter yet. Did you maybe need the extra blade? Or not have the extra blade?

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