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raw-spring-vegetable-green-curry-soup by food to glowThis raw soup of fresh spring vegetables – and a strong hint of warm spice – is the perfect antidote to all of the chocolate and other indulgent foods many of us have been enjoying over the past week.

To make it you will need a powerful blender that can blitz hard vegetables into a smooth-as-silk soup. My Optimum 9400 from Froothie does this in seconds, and also heats the soup to a lovely warm temperature -just from friction alone. If you are using another type of blender, get the soupย to the consistency that you wish, pour it into a pan and heat very gently – don’t boil, or even simmer, it. This way you will preserve all of those lovely nutrients and that super-fresh taste that only raw foods give. The OH (Andrew) really liked this, which I was kind of surprised about, to be honest!

I’ll be back soon with a ‘sharing post’ of great recipes from my fellow healthy food bloggers. These carefully selected recipes will help all of us step back from the nutritional precipice that wasย Easter eating. And no, they aren’t all raw. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spring Green Curry Soup (Raw)

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gently heat the spice mix and oil, then add to the blender for the best taste, but you can add it straight in and not add the oil. The coconut milk powder/milk is optional and makes for a very different taste. See the note at the bottom if you are not used to eating raw foods in this way. Enjoy! xx

200g (7.3 oz) broccoli, cut into florets (include the stalk; itโ€™s lovely and sweet)

125g (4 oz) courgettes/zucchini, sliced

1 medium carrot, sliced

1-2 spring onions, chopped (optional)

50g (2 oz) sugar snap peas or mangetout OR asparagus

80-100g (2.8 โ€“ 3 oz) young spinach

1 small thumb of fresh turmeric OR 1 tsp ground turmeric

1 mild green chilli (optional)

75g (2.6 oz) cashews OR organic tofu (cashews make a creamier soup)

1 tsp oil (optional)

1 tsp garam masalaย (I used aย fantastic blend from Spice Kitchen – they hand blend every batch. Read more about this small family business here.)ย OR other Indian/Pakistani spice blend that you like

1 tbsp light (yellow) miso paste

1-2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder or equivalent crushed stock cube (or 2 tsp of stock powder instead of the miso but both together give a wonderful, balanced taste) โ€“ start with 1 tsp and only add a second oneย after you have blended ย and tasted it

Hot water (about 1 & 1/2 cups, but it is up to you – and don’t add it all at once)

2 tbsp coconut powder or 4 tbsp coconut milk (optional)

a few basil leaves (optional)

A squeeze of lemon or lime to stir into each serving

Special equipment: powerful blender, such as my Optimum 9400 power blender, Vitamix* or Blendtec**.

1. Gently sautรฉ the spice, blend in the oil and set aside.

2. Put half of the vegetables and cashews/tofu in the blender, along with one cup of hot water and blend until smooth and volume has greatly decreased. Add the other half of the vegetables and nuts, plus the curry powder/oil, miso and vegetable stock powder, and blend a bit more, perhaps adding additionalย hot water until you get the desired consistency. Be careful, you don’t want it watery. Taste and adjust the flavours as you like. Serve with lemon or lime juice and any garnishes leftover from the initial chopping (e.g. save back some asparagus tips or shaves of courgette)

Serve immediately for best nutrition and taste.

Note: for those not used to eating raw foods like this serve yourself a smaller bowl (a ย quarter of the jug) thanย you would of a โ€˜normalโ€™ soup. This is because, despite appearances, you are consuming a whole lot of veggies at once and you can feel very full very quickly!

FYI >> How the Optimum 9400 Super-Blender compares with other blenders in itsย class:

* Here is a link comparing the specifications of the Blendtec and the Optimumย 9400 by Froothie.

** Here is a link comparing the specifications of the equivalent Vitamix with the Optimum 9400 by Froothie.

And here is a link to the comparison with the Nutribullet.spring-vegetable-gree-curry-soup-raw by food to glow

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35 thoughts on “Spring Vegetable Green Curry Soup (Raw)

  1. Wow – this green veggie curry soup looks absolutely delicious and so vibrant! Would love to give this a go!

  2. earthzenmama says:

    I love this- I have never thought of doing a raw veggie soup before but I’m excited to try! I love raw veggies. This sounds like a great job for Mr. Vitamix

  3. Oh Kellie, what a perfect and inventive green Spring soup. And cozy still without being too warming. Love the miso in here as well.

  4. Bang on, this really appeals and Im so into that vibrant green just now, fab!

  5. this looks amazing!! love the pictures

  6. Sasha says:

    Look at that beautiful colour!!!

  7. superfitbabe says:

    Raw soup? How interesting!

  8. I love your combination of flavors – this is on my “must try” list of recipes!

  9. What a lovely soup! Love that green! Def going to try this.

  10. I love curry! I will see how it pairs with Halibut on a plank.

  11. lizzygoodthings says:

    Love the vibrancy and freshness of this one, Kellie… divine! Not one I could manage with the silent reflux, but definitely a cracker of a dish!

  12. looks delicious! I have a upset stomach due to too much eating in the past couple days this might help. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Looks lovely and fresh ๐Ÿ™‚
    I recently ventured into miso paste…I found it far too salty for me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Even just a little bit? You certainly wouldn’t want to taste it from a spoon, but as miso soup or as a vegan way to achieve umami in dishes it’s pretty good. There are different kind too. The darker ones seem much earlier to me. The white and yellow ones are milder and less salty. They are certainly to be used sparingly. I hope you give it another go!

      1. I will, maybe I need to investigate others and have a play. I have a very low threshold for salt, like sugar, I’ve changed my palette so much!!

    2. Also, I know you don’t like stock either but how about making something like this but just use hot water on its own and see what happens. You could always add a little salt if it needs it, for balance. One of your homemade spice blends would be ace in a raw soup!

      1. I bought the stock you recommended a while ago and that’s been okay ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you x

      2. PS I hope you’re well and happy up there xx

  14. nathalie says:

    sounds so great!

  15. Yum! This soup looks amazing, Kellie! I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of local asparagus here, and have bookmarked this for when the occasion arises. Pinned!

    1. Thanks Katie. Our asparagus is just coming so very soon I will be eating my fill (and someone else’s!) – souped, steamed, roasted, griddled. Mmm

  16. Kathryn says:

    I love the vibrant colour of this soup – so perfect for this time of year!

    1. Thanks so much. Raw soups are typically very bright indeed!

  17. This looks absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!

  18. Kellie ,I have looked through some of your recipes and I must admit you are a master of healthy foods.I like the “Spring vegetable green curry soup ” It looks so delicious. For a guy who has started to be “overweight ” I think I should follows most of recipes you offer here .Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. I’m glad to have you here. Let me know if you try anything and how it was for you. Thanks for stopping by, and for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment.

  19. I’m going to try this today for lunch – it looks amazing! And the perfect antidote to Easter chocolate…

  20. This does look gorgeous, but comments would be more helpful if someone had actually made the soup and said how they found it! (I realise I’m also now falling into that category, but I will come back and comment when I’ve made it…) If anyone has already tried it, let us know how it was. Thx x

If you have time, I would love to hear from you. Thanks so much!

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