Butternut Squash Apple Cinnamon Delight

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Butternut squash is a staple of the season and is very easy to find and cheap right now. Juicing butternut squash can help you find a welcome change from your regular juicing repertoire and can also help you divert from your normal butternut squash uses. Butternut squash is tasty and mild, so this I one that even the kids will love.

Butternut squash is also very high in nutrients. Just one cup provides 437% of your daily recommendation for vitamin A. The tasty veggie also has about half of your daily vitamin C and trace amounts of such varied nutrients as protein, thiamin, niacin, vitamin E, folate, magnesium, and manganese. It is even higher in potassium than a banana.

When juicing the squash, you will yield a good deal of pulp. This pulp can be set aside and used to create an easy butternut squash soup. Using the pulp for this will prevent you from having to put the squash through a food processor and will help you to maximize your produce usage and spending dollars. If you desire a sweeter soup, you may wish to save the apple pulp as well. If you desire a savory soup, juice the vegetable separate from the fruit and save the apple pulp for a different use.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole butternut squash
  • 2 honeycrisp apples
  • Cinnamon Sticks for garnish and flavor

Recipe

  • Wash butternut squash and apple well
  • Peel butternut squash and remove seeds
  • Remove core and stems from apples
  • Dice butternut squash and apples to fit in juicer
  • Juice squash and apples
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks
  • Allow to sit for several minutes to mix the flavor of the cinnamon
  • Enjoy!
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