Post Holiday Recovery: Detoxing Acorn Squash Soup

After eating a lot one day (or over a long holiday weekend ūüėĚ) I like to be super kind to¬†my digestive system¬†for¬†a day or 2 at least.¬† I don't do the whole calorie restriction or even think in terms of calories.¬† Reason is you could eat something that's 100 calories but if it's loaded with chemicals, it's still harsh on your digestive system because you're putting foreign substances in your body.¬† Also it may not necessarily have nutrients that assist with cleansing.¬†
Instead I have other strategies to help clean things up. 
1. Eat only homemade food.
2. Eat a lot of (not only) blended foods as they are already broken down thus less your digestive system has to work.
3. Eat nutrient dense, cleansing foods.
4. Eat simple dishes with few ingredients.
5. Intermittent fasting when possible. 
6. Eat foods that look and smell amazing as once you start salivating you are already beginning the digestive process!
Homemade nutrient dense soups satisfy 5 out of 6 on the checklist! Not to mention they are super easy to make and you don't need to be anal with ingredient measurements!
I made this Acorn Squash Soup out of leftover ingredients from Thanksgiving.  Some especially noteworthy ingredients are super cleansing raw garlic and turmeric powder, plus detoxifying parsley! Which when it comes to herbs and spices, to each as their own. Add as much as you'd like! 
Isn't this the prettiest!?!
Detoxing Acorn Squash Soup 
Makes 5-7 cups.
Ingredients:
Soup:
Acorn Squash, 1, roughly chopped
Sweet Potatoes, 4 peeled, roughly chopped
Almond Milk, homemade or unsweetened, apx 3/4 cup
Veggie Broth, enough to cover the veggies, apx 2 cups
Coconut Oil, butter flavored, big rounded 2 Tbsp
Apple Cider Vinegar, splash
Miso, yellow, 2 Tbsp (optional)
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
Toppings: (optional)
Garlic Powder, 1 tsp or more!  
Turmeric Powder, 2 tsp or more!  
Parsley, 1-2 Tbsp per serving or more! 
Pumpkin Seeds, 1 Tbsp per serving 
Cayenne Pepper
Instructions:
1. Throw soup ingredients in a dutch oven or big pot. Cover. Bring to a boil. Then simmer till acorn squash and sweet potato are fork tender.
2. Blend up with an immersion blender or pour in a high speed blender. It took me two blender fulls.
3. Pour in bowls or tupperware and top off! 
Comes out thick and creamy! So filling!

 

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