Hungry? Would you like a bowl of creamy and delicious soup?
I invite you to be a chef. Don’t worry – I have a few easy quick soup recipes which even a person who never cooks can master. Ready?
First, we need bone broth. It will be our soup base. Why? Because of beef and chicken bone broth health benefits!
Are you vegetarian or a vegan? I am sure you have veggie broth in the fridge.
Well, now what?
We will not be making or cooking soup. Let’s think outside the “pot!”
We will be improvising and “constructing” the soup. Yes! You heard me right—“constructing” like a Lego toy.
I want to preserve the vitamins, enzymes and minerals from all the amazing seasonal vegetables. Your body needs them live, not dead. Right?
How will we do it?
- We will “soak” vegetables in the heated broth for a few minutes.
- We will use Vitamix and the power of its motor.
So, shall we begin?
1. Raw Vegetables Bone Broth Soup with Kelp
Curious about “construction” of the soup?
I have been doing it for 15 years, and often I use ingredients that most people don’t.
Well, do you enjoy sea vegetables? How often are they on your plate? Do you know why are they so powerful?
The answer is IODINE.
Your body needs it to support a healthy thyroid, high energy level, assure superior metabolism, and hydrate your skin.
Are you deficient, maybe?
Here it comes my first recipe.
Raw Vegetables Bone Broth Soup with Kelp
Ingredients per 1-serving
- Raw organic sauerkraut – 1 hipping tablespoon
- 2 medium cremini mushrooms
- 2 flowers of cauliflower
- 5 leaves of dill or parsley
- ½ medium size tomato
- Few pieces of kelp
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 cup (8oz) Kettle & Fire bone broth
Step 1. Put a little of broth in your pot to cover the bottom. Heat the broth, place sliced garlic in and sauté for a few minutes stirring occasionally.
Step 2. Add finely chopped tomato and sauté garlic and tomato for 2-3 minutes. Turn the fire off.
Step 3. Pour in the pot the main portion of heated bone broth. Stir everything.
Step 4. Add all raw ingredients—sauerkraut, mushrooms, cauliflower, chopped dill, and kelp. Cover the soup pot and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Step 5. Stir together once more and pour into a bowl. Dress up with parsley leaves and slices of lemon. Yummy!
→ If you don’t like floating sea vegetables in your soup, you can remove kelp. Even better – take kelp out, chop it in small pieces and put them back into the pot. Kelp will make your soup more vibrant and nutritious.
Other than benefits of the bone broth—amino acids, protein, collagen—you will nourish your body with a super dose of iodine (through kelp), as well as iron, riboflavin, vitamin B6, B12, and magnesium.
Cauliflower and mushrooms supply fiber, potassium, vitamin C, selenium, and few other nutrients. Like it?
2. Flax Raw Veggie Puree Soup
Care for small kids or elder person?
My next 10-minute masterpiece is one of my most favorite raw vegetable soup recipes: it is quick, has all “live” vitamins, minerals and enzymes, great for people with digestive problems or a person who is ill.
As an option, use raw garlic on a side and organic flax crackers with homemade hummus. It is if you don’t want to use crackers in the soup. Or, you can do both.
Well, with this recipe you can improvise any way you like.
- Bone broth (grass-fed and grass-finished). Try Kettle & Fire.
- Organic vegetables
- Flax Crackers (We prefer Curt’s Classic raw crackers – Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan)
Flax Raw Veggie Puree Soup
Ingredients per 1-serving
- 1 cup of heated organic beef bone broth
- 2 slices of organic or local heirloom tomato
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 rib celery with leaves
- 1 slice of onion—white, red or yellow—or 1 small shallot
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 2 thin slices of yellow squash
- 1 slice of red bell pepper or 2-3 mini bell peppers
- 1 slice of cabbage
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Your favorite seasoning
- Dill or parsley for garnishing (optional)
- Flax crackers
- 5-6 pitted olives
- 1/4 of small jalapeno
Step 1. Put all ingredients as listed (except crackers, olives, and jalapeno) into the Vitamix. Secure the lid. Select VARIABLE mode, put the machine on Speed 1 and switch quickly to Speed 10. Now go to HIGH mode.
Step 2. Run Vitamix for 4 minutes or until steam starts getting out.
Step 3. Change to Speed 2, open the lid and add flax crackers, olives, and jalapeno. Run machine only for 10 seconds.
Step 4. Serve immediately!
Do you see how fluffy it is?
Thanks to the Vitamix!
Don’t have one?
→ Jalapeno assures the “wow” effect but if you don’t care for it, just skip it.
→ If you don’t have flax crackers, use the “healthiest” crackers you can find.
→ You can also use any type of mushroom if you care for it. Cremini is my choice.
→ Even though it is a long list of ingredients, I can “cook” this soup with my eyes closed. It is all about practice.
→ If you have your favorite seasoning, go ahead and be creative!
In addition to amino acids and collagen from the bone broth, you will get a high dosage of vitamin A, as well as vitamin C, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Also, flax seed contain fiber and omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation in the arteries and support good heart health.
3. Classic Raw Carrot Soup. Boost Your Vitamin A
Like the carrot soup? Who doesn’t!
For me, I love it with the twist and use ginger to kick the taste and raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds for a crunch. If this soup is for the elderly person, you can pre-soak pumpkin seeds for a few hours.
Words of wisdom: commercial carrot soups have SUGAR (!) and that is why they are pleasantly sweet. We DO NOT USE SUGAR and therefore don’t be surprised that your orange creation will be a little different.
Raw Carrot Soup
Ingredients per 1-serving
- 1 cup of heated organic beef or chicken bone broth
- 3 medium carrots cut in few pieces each
- 1 slice of onion
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- 1 slice of ginger
- 2 tablespoons almond or coconut milk
- For garnish: parsley, cilantro or dill, a splash of lemon, a teaspoon of plain yogurt
Step 1. Put all ingredients as listed into the Vitamix. Secure the lid. Select VARIABLE mode, put the machine on Speed 1 and switch quickly to Speed 10. Now go to HIGH mode.
Step 2. Like in a prior recipe, run Vitamix for 4 minutes till soup is smooth.
Step 3. Garnish with parsley, cilantro or dill, and add pumpkin seeds. I also love a splash of freshly squeezed lemon for the extra “kick.”
So, don’t procrastinate – get chunks of carrots and get your Vitamix to work.
I hope you love it!
→ Remember, the carrot is a very dense vegetable. Add more broth or milk if it is not liquid enough. It’s up to you.
Ten minutes of “labor” blending your raw carrot soup will yield superb return: carrots are a godsend transporter of beta carotene—essential antioxidant for healthy skin, good vision and boosting your immune system.
What does ginger do?
It might help with inflammation and improve digestion.
And even if you don’t cook, no problems! Take the first step and learn my quick and easy soup recipes.
Is your health worth it?
4. Give Me 10 Minutes, and I Will Give You the SOUP!
“Wow,” you can say, “these are neat cooking ninja tricks.”
They sure are!
Well, aren’t you glad you have started your soup mastery?
I hope you love those recipes, and I welcome you to continue practicing your “cooking.” In no time you will be the SUPER CHEF!
These are your best friends. Use them to create quick masterpieces and get all vitamins and minerals from fresh herbs and veggies.
Please join me at the dinner table and in my victory dance—after the meal, of course,—celebrating the art of cooking and giving.
Now you know: if you don’t have time but want a homemade dish, give me ten minutes and I will give you THE SOUP!
Use my quick easy soup recipes to create those culinary wonders. They are nutritious, yummy and very nourishing.
Inspire your inner chef, cook with love, and bring soul to those soups. Did I forget a what-the-hell attitude?
I invite you to enlighten us with your thoughts. Leave them below.
Founder of Detox Generation
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