I have been meaning to try raw (uncooked) soup recipes and venture out more to raw food restaurants in Vancouver. Don`t get me wrong, I do love bacon, prosciutto and cooked foods – I am not a vegan and I do like to cook some of my food. I do though try to eat a fair bit of raw foods (salads, veggies, fruits, fresh juices, nuts etc..) and I am a huge advocate of Vega One (a plant based shake) – been taking it for over 2 years for breakfast. Having a raw food based diet in the mornings helped me a ton to do long runs and work bright eyed and effectively all day. I have never felt healthier.
So What Are The Benefits of Raw?
In short, when you cook your food, you’re destroying the nutrients. Read more here on the benefits of raw food.
A few weeks ago, I started following Choosing Raw on Facebook. She shared this raw soup recipe that she swore is awesome and she made it a few times in one week.
The Verdict of Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Harvest Soup ? Overall, this soup tasted pretty good! Presentation leaves a little to be desired being purred and all. The soup was a little warm and went down nice and smooth. I had some left over in fridge and tried it later chilled – I prefer it right out of the blender at room temperature though. My favorite thing I liked about this soup is how healthy I felt instantly and it was quite filling.
Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Harvest Soup Ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1 large zucchini, chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes, quartered
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 cups carrot, chopped
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4cup flax oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Harvest Soup Instructions:
- Blend all of the ingredients except for the flax oil, on high speed in your blender until really creamy (approximately one minute). Then, while the blender is running on low speed, add the flax oil. Continue blending, at a higher speed, for another minute or less. This will make it slightly warm. Enjoy!
Original Recipe here: http://kristensraw.com/blog/2007/09/05/kristen-suzannes-harvest-soup/
What I changed from the original recipe:
- Used 1 and 1/4 cup of water to compensate for less flax oil
- Instead of Himalayan crystal salt I used sea salt
- instead of 1 tablespoon of onion powder I used 1/4 cup of chopped white onion
- used 1/4 cup of flax oil versus 1/2 cup
- added coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg (original recommend pumpkin pie spice mix as optional)
Soup Mistress Rating for Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Harvest Soup: