Butternut Squash and Fiji Apple Soup

bsquashDuring the winter months I tend to reach for the heavier, richer foods that are more comforting. Now with a 10 week old, time seems to blow by even faster everyday which makes it a little harder to make some of the dishes I so love to make. So I’ve been on a search for something a little more filling but quick and hearty.

So today I threw in some butternut squash and roasted it, in between the laundry, emails, phone calls, and baby feedings. This is what I got! So good! Healthy, hearty, and filling!


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 medium Fiji apples-cored and sliced (save a little for garnish- if ya want)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core, and seed the squash. In a pan, drizzle olive oil and place squash on top. Cook for about 25 minutes or until it becomes tender
  2. Once it’s tender. Chop squash roughly and add to a high-speed blender. Add sliced apples, coconut milk, salt, pepper, and herbs. Blend well until smooth.
  3. In a dry pan, toast pumpkin seeds on medium heat until they become fragrant and become darker in color. About 2 minutes. Make sure to watch them they will burn quick!
  4. Add soup to a bowl. Top with apples and pumpkin seeds!
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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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