Standout Beauty Nutrient: 9612 IU of Vitamin A, or 190% RDA.Beauty Benefits: The butternut squash and carrots both up your vitamin A, which helps your scalp produce healthy oil for shinier hair. You also need vitamin A for skin tissue repair.Bonus Nutrients: A great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. This soup also has ginger, which has been shown to help with migraine headaches, painful menstrual cramps, indigestion and asthma.


  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 C peeled and diced carrots (about four medium carrots)
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 9 C peeled, seeded and diced butternut squash (about 3 medium squash, 5½ pounds whole)
  • 10 C water
  • 6 T vegetable soup base (such as Minor’s, Stouffer’s or Penzeys)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


  • In cook pot, sauté onion in olive oil on low flame until transparent.
  • Add carrots and sauté 10 minutes. Add ginger and sauté two minutes.
  • Add butternut squash, water, vegetable soup base and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat to medium low heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Puree with a stick blender until smooth and serve.
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Makes 18 servings.Courtesy of Lifestyle 180. This is a Go! Food, which meets beautifying nutritional criteria.