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If you didn't already love soup, you certainly will learn to love it when eating a raw food diet. They're a quick and versatile staple of most raw foodists' kitchen repertoire. Browse through these simple homemade raw food soup recipes, and tailor them to your liking. Be sure to use the best, freshest and all-raw ingredients you can find. All of these soups are also vegetarian and vegan too, of course. Even if you're not eating a 100% raw diet, adding in some raw soups is a great way to get a refreshing burst of nutrition now and then.

1. Raw cream of mushroom soup

The cream in this simple homemade raw food soup isn't real milk, of course, but rather cashew cream. It's got many of the other traditional soup ingredients though, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and a bit of nama shoyu (raw soy sauce) to add a a salty flavor. I used regular cremini mushrooms in this recipe, but almost any kind of mushroom would probably work. Ever tried lion's mane mushrooms?

2. Watermelon gazpacho

This recipe uses watermelon instead of tomato for an unusual twist to traditional gazpacho. Served chilled, watermelon gazpacho is refreshing as an appetizer or on a hot day. If you're looking for a simple yet gourmet cold soup recipe to try to really wow your friends, this is a good one to try.

3. Thai coconut soup

Thom kha, or Thai coconut soup, is bursting with exotic flavors and has long been a favorite amongst vegetarians and vegans. This raw food version just kicks the freshness up a notch. This living soup is made with fresh coconut water, and works well with any veggies you like. Don't skimp on the fresh spices, but do feel free to add extra chilies if you like to feel your tongue on fire! I like mushrooms, baby corn and tomatoes in my coconut soup with lots of cilantro and just a touch of spicy chilies.

4. Raw corn chowder recipe

Of all the raw food soup recipes, this one is probably the simplest and quickest to make, if you have the almond milk or cashew milk on hand already. With just three easy ingredients, this delicious raw food soup is ready to go in just a couple minutes. I quite like sipping it cold, and I find it very satisfying just the way it is, but you might prefer a touch of sea salt or perhaps even warming it up a bit on a coffee heating pad.

5. Red pepper gazpacho soup

This easy raw food gazpacho soup is best made in advance, to really allow to flavors to develop and meld togethers. But of course, it's just so beautiful, you might not be able to wait that long before slurping it down! Gazpacho makes an excellent starter soup, and it's particularly well suited to a raw foods menu, since it's traditionally served cold.

6. Raw carrot coriander carrot soup

This gourmet raw soup recipe is made with fresh carrot juice, ginger, and plenty of fresh herbs and spices including cilantro, parsley, and coriander seed. Yum! It comes from Renée Loux, author of Living Cuisine. If you're in a hurry, or just don't have a juicer, you can grab a fresh carrot juice from a juice bar, or even use a bottled carrot juice, as long as it's fresh. Isn't it a lovely color? It just looks so nutritious!

7. Spicy Mango Ginger Soup

Eating raw foods is all about trying new things, so why not try this unusual mango ginger soup recipe? Spicy chilies pair well fresh mangoes, and it has a bit of ginger for an extra kick. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

8. Avocado Gazpacho Soup

Avocado gazpacho is a simple raw food soup, but because of the chilis and avocados, the depth of flavor in this chilled soup makes it seem gourmet. This is a solid basic recipe that you can tailor to suit your needs. Make it more mild by omitting the chili or, up it and add a dash of hot sauce if you're only eating mostly raw and aren't worried about things being 100% pure raw.

9. More easy raw food recipes

Soups are great, but the raw food diet has so  much more to offer! Browse through this collection of healthy, low-fat and low-calorie nourishing raw food recipes. Pictured: Raw hummus with flax crackers

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