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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!