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Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe

Our Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe is a sweet and savory delight- it’s an autumn bowl of goodness!  You’ll love this Apple Rutabaga Soup because it’s filled with all the flavors of fall. . . green apples, rutabega, onion, celery, apple juice, vegetable broth, star anise, and cinnamon! The aromatics, while it simmers, will fill the whole house with autumn!  We LOVE all kinds of soups in the fall and winter, they’re so comfy and cozy! We hope you’ll enjoy our apple rutabega soup recipe this weekend. 

As always, our Fit Friday with Miss Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness is today! So happy that she comes every week to share her awesome fitness knowledge with us! If you want check out more of our Fit Friday posts then CLICK HERE

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What is a Rutabaga? 

A Rutabaga is a European plant of the cabbage family that produces this root.

Are Rutabagas and Turnips the same?

Both are root vegetables however they are not the same. The rutabaga is likely a hybrid of a cabbage and a turnip. Turnips are usually white-fleshed with white or white and purple skin. Rutabagas are sweeter with a large round, yellow fleshed root that is eaten like a vegetable. 

Healthy Benefits of Rutabagas? 

Rutabagas are an excellent source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins E and C. They also contain a moderate amount of folate, a B vitamin that’s important for metabolism, protein synthesis, and DNA replication ( 2 ). Furthermore, rutabagas provide small amounts of phosphorus and selenium.

Our Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe is a sweet and savory delight- it's an autumn bowl of goodness! by

We love soup during the cooler months and Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe is just one! Enjoy some of these too: 

Apple Rutabega Soup is a sweet and savory delight- it's a must make this fall!

Here’s Fit Friday with Nichole & our Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe

One of my favorite things about preschool….the two and half hours I have to myself. Most days I use that precious time to run, specifically run with friends. Over the last couple of years I have hardly been able to run with friends and oh how my soul has missed it. This week we hit the trails and saw colors exploding all over the mountainside. Gorgeous!

Trail running has been a new found love for many of my running friends this year. Getting off the roads and onto the trails is amazing for the soul, and the legs. I am not saying you should move solely to the mountains, but it is definitely beneficial to find some trails for a few of your runs.

 1) Improve leg strength; Trail running pushes your muscles in a variety of challenging ways.

Your muscles will grow and adapt to incline and decline running, and you’ll gain explosive speed from jumping up and off rocks and other natural obstacles.

2) Injury prevention; The soft impact of the trails will decrease the pounding on your knees.Although the trails can benefit runners seeking softer surfaces, you’ll need to avoid injuries caused by technical terrain.

3) Better air quality; Mountain running allows you to break free of the city pollution.Your respiratory system will enjoy the fresh mountain air as opposed to the constant carbon monoxide emissions from every passing car.

4) Increased speed; The increased resistance from incline training will help develop your running muscles.After consistent incline training, you’ll find you run much faster on flatter surfaces. Altitude benefits from mountain running will also improve your cardiovascular capabilities, allowing you to push yourself faster with less effort.

5) Improved balance; Anyone can run straight without losing their balance, but mountain running isn’t quite as easy. Learning to navigate rocks, roots, fallen trees, and all the other aspects of nature will provide you with real-world running skills.

6) Mental break; Mountain running and walking has been shown to decrease worry, anxiety, and negative thoughts. Connect with nature in a meaningful, relaxing way, forget your hectic life and responsibilities and hit the trails. Maybe this is why so many of my friends have fallen in love with the trails this year.

7) Improve running technique; The uneven terrain of the trails will require you to take shorter strides. Shorter strides will help you avoid landing on your heel, and you’ll develop a faster stride rate landing on your midfoot.

So many glorious reasons to explore the mountains…. now go! 

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Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe

Apple Rutabaga Soup is a sweet and savory delight- it's a must make this fall!

Our Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe is a sweet and savory delight- it’s an autumn bowl of goodness! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 ½ pounds rutabaga, (approx 2-3) peeled and large diced
  • 4 granny smith apple, peeled and large diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 sachet with star anise and cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large stock pot over medium high heat add celery, onion, rutabaga, and apple with butter; cook until onions are translucent and apples soften approximately 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add apple juice and vegetable broth; bring to a simmer and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in half and half.
  4. In a blender in small batches puree until smooth, add salt and pepper.
  5. Serve warm and garnish with a dash of cinnamon.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 893mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

Today’s Apple Rutabaga Soup Recipe is the perfect soup to add to your autumn menu!

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