Happy belly Yellow lentils and squash soup

Happy belly Yellow lentils and squash soup
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Try this filling soup to tame indigestion.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or ghee
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp. each of turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils, (soaked overnight)
  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 5 cups stock or broth (if using plain water instead, season the soup with 1 tsp. sea salt)

Directions

In a large pot, heat the oil or ghee and stir in onion, garlic and ginger. Let cook over medium-high till softened and just light browned.

Add spices and bay leaf, stirring in. Add lentils, squash and stock and stir over high heat until boiling. Spoon off any froth that rises to the surface. Lower heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.

When squash is soft and lentils are fully cooked (about 20-25 minutes), remove bay leaf and purée the soup till silky smooth, or leave as-is. Serve into soup bowls. Top with hemp seeds, fresh chopped cilantro, or stir in fresh baby spinach leaves.

Serves 4.

Also try: Happy Belly Indigestion Tea

Nadya Andreeva is a certified wellness coach specializing in digestive health, author & mindful living specialist. Professionally trained in mindful eating, yoga, and positive psychology, Nadya helps women create a healthy relationship with food that honors their body”s unique chemistry and eliminates bloating and irregularity. Nadya”s book, Happy Belly: A woman”s guide to feeling vibrant, light, and balanced is a go-to resource for women to prevent and eliminate bloating and constipation. Nadya has been featured in various media including Huffington Post Live, Yoga Journal Russia, Glamour Magazine, Veria Living, and Ted Talks. She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from New York University and a Wellness Coaching certification from Wellcoaches.If you want to reduce bloating, irregularity, and digestive-unease, download Nadya’s FREE Ayurvedic guide for a happy flat belly.