Ok, the hardest part of this recipe is cutting the squash. Those things are tough. What a workout. After steaming the squash and throwing a few ingredients (and I DO mean few, this is simple stuff, even for me), I mixed it up in the Vitamix and produced some pretty good tasting soup. From squash cuttin' to soup eatin', I'd say this meal took 25-30 minutes. But the vast majority is prepping and steaming the squash. Vitamix time was about 5 minutes.
The only thing I'd change about the recipe is the apple. It added a little too much sweet to the squash. So to cut the sweet i added some salt and a bit of pepper. I ate two bowls and it came right out of the Vitamix piping hot.
When you look at this pic, what I'd like you to notice is how smooth this soup looks. Before going into the Vitamix, it was a collection of diced squash, a 1/4 onion, an apple and various spices and seasonings. Coming out it was as smooth as ever. Nice.