Butternut squash benefits + healthy treat recipe

October 13, 2017

Butternut squash is winter squash, and also a cousin to zucchini which is one of the summer squash varieties. Winter squash are at their best when their skin is hard, but summer squash are best used when their skin is soft. It can be used instead of pumpkin puree, for pasta sauce, or you can even make delicious treat.

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  • Health benefits


STRENGTHEN IMMUNE SYSTEM. This is a food rich in vitamin C, and vitamin C is always on your side. And since most people get sick in autumn, you should consume more of this vitamin. And butternut squash is a sweet choice to make!

PREVENTS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. This fruit contains potassium, so it can help decrease your blood pressure.

IT IS GOOD FOR BONES. Butternut squash also contains manganese, a mineral mostly stored in the bones.

PROTECTS EYES AND SKIN. There is a lot of vitamin A in it as well. And vitamin A is very important for healthy eyesight. Combination of vitamin A and vitamin C is what makes your skin glow.

IT’S GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS. It is low in fat. As simple as that.

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Butternut squash sweet recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • chocolate optional


  1. Peel butternut squash and cut it the way you want.

  2. Cook butternut squash slices for 10 minutes.

  3. Take a pan and put butter on it. Add butternut squash for about 5 minutes.

  4. Add coconut sugar, almonds, raisins (but you can also add anything else you find sweet).

  5. After 10 minutes, your healthy treat will be ready and you should serve it momentarily.

  6. I put some chocolate on top.

Naturally, it is not as sweet as pumpkin, but this recipe I made is even sweeter! And what’s the best part of it? It is totally guilt free!

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  1. Butternut squash is one of my favorites. I will have to give this recipe a try on the weekend. It looks so delicious I am sure it will be a big hit.

  2. I always get excited when fall rolls around and I switch from summer to winter squash varieties. This recipe sounds like one that my family would enjoy! I do something pretty similar with acorn squash only not cutting it up and letting it cook in the crockpot.

  3. squash are not only filling and healthy! i love eating as they keep me going and knowing how to have them in various ways is always! thanks for this easy to follow recipe!

  4. Oh Wow! I didn’t about this! I think I will be digging lots from now on. I’ll try this delicious recipe soon!

  5. Butternut squash we love and just had some last week actually. I just added syrup and butter but would love to try this recipe for next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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