The Basics of Raw Soup

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There are an abundance of raw soup recipes to be found, to make any raw soup here are some basic guidelines so you can get creative in the kitchen, and use up some of those lingering vegetables. A basic raw soup, consists of one or more of any vegetables – carrots, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli our whatever veggies you fancy. These will give your soup its heartiness. Squash, zucchini, Acorn squash and spaghetti squash are most common in raw recipes.  For the your liquid base you can use water,  vegetable juice like carrot juice or some combination of vegetables that you enjoy juiced, coconut water, coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, oat milk, or even apple juice. Adding an avocado or coconut meat  or soaked cashews will create creaminess.
Lemon or Lime juice is a great addition along with a few spoonfuls of olive oil. In order to really boost the flavor try a bit of any of the following, garlic, ginger, onion, parsley, thyme, cumin, turmeric, coriander, honey, salt, chives, or any other spices you may prefer to brighten the taste. Try a good dried curry mix, Italian spice mix,  or another of your favorite spice mixes. Put all of it in the blender and blend away until smooth and creamy or slightly chunky. Try blending half of it creamy and the other half chunky. After blending you can add finely chopped vegetables or sprouts to garnish your creamy soup.
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Ingredients

4 medium carrots,
1 1/2 inch piece of ginger,
1 1/2 cups almond milk or oat milk or other non-dairy milk of choice
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 tspn ground or fresh turmeric
1/2 tspn cumin
1/2 tspn sea salt
squeeze of lime or lemon
top with avocado, cilantro, sprouts (optional)

Method

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Chop the carrots and ginger. Using a high-speed blender or food processor, combine ingredients until smooth. Squeeze lime, adjusting flavors to taste. Garnish with chopped avocado, fresh cilantro or sprouts.

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