January 15

Curried Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup

This hearty and delicious winter soup is just what your body needs to boost your immune system, and warm up your insides on a chilly winter night.

Curry powder contains turmeric, a fantastic anti inflammatory!


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil (organic, cold pressed)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • (Substitute sweet potatoes if you like.)
  • 2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup red lentils, well rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
  • 3 cups spinach, cut into strips
  • Sea salt and cayenne to taste
  • Slivered almonds, for garnish

How To:

  1. In a large pot, warm coconut oil over low-medium heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions become translucent, four to five minutes.
  3. Add curry powder and salt and sauté another minute.
  4. Add butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, lentils, and water.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in ginger and spinach.
  8. Add sea salt and cayenne to taste.
  9. Garnish with slivered almonds.
  10. Enjoy!

I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe. Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for updates and feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Emma x

Meet Emma

Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a NCEHS Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.

In addition, I am a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, nutritionist and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.

I help my clients eat healthier, ditch fad diets and lose weight for good by guiding them to make small manageable changes that long term have a huge impact on their quality of life!

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