Creamy Vegan Green Vegetable Soup14
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This is a very short post today as I just picked up my surrogate sister, Kat from the airport. She was one of my best friends in high school when I lived in Singapore, and when her parents moved to Indonesia, she remained as a boarding student and my parents were her guardians. She became part of our family and will always think of her as my second sister. She is a Qantas flight attendant and manages to snag the odd trip to L.A. So time is of the essence and I want to soak up every single second with her! It is also my last weekend with my parents before they fly home to Australia. BOO! I am dropping Kat, mum and dad all off at LAX on Sunday night.....yes....imagine me crying all the way home! Thank goodness for "Love Songs On The Coast", which always adds a much needed sappy dramatic element to the journey back home on the 405!
Kat LOVES my vegan soups; so I made a batch of her favourite creamy vegan green vegetable soup to feed her for breakfast when she got off her long 14 hour flight. So I thought it only fitting that I share it with you today. So here it is. Vitamix Recipe #7: Creamy Vegan Green Vegetable Soup. This creamy vegan soup is quick, easy, loaded with green veggies, and tastes absolutely piggilicious! Just throw everything in the pot, simmer, blend, and devour. This soup makes a fantastic quick easy healthy allergy friendly meal served with quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, or a piece of crusty gluten free bread. This soup is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, and soy free. The raw nuts are completely optional, as the soup is rich and creamy without them. I just like to offer them as an addition, because I think they add a depth of flavour and texture that elevates this soup from great to spectacular! If you are following the Body Ecology Diet, this is a great soup for you!
I will say that if you want this soup to taste exactly like mine, the vegetable stock/broth that you use is important. Not all stocks were created equal. They really do vary in quality and taste. I always use Massel vegetable stock, which I believe is superior in quality and flavour. Massel stocks are vegan, gluten free, lactose free, kosher and free of MSG. When I don't make my own home made stock (I really do need to post that recipe) I always use Massel stocks. I actually prefer to use the stock cubes so I can control the strength. I use 1 stock cube for every 2 cups of filtered water.
If you are looking for more delicious vegan soup ideas, try the creamy vegan cauliflower soup, vegan cream of spinach soup, vegan roasted sweet potato soup, vegan potato and garlic soup, vegan red lentil and coconut soup, and vegan lemon asparagus soup. They are all to die for!
Anyway, "nuff said". This soup is delicious! Give it a blend up and let me know what you think. My family is waiting! Gotta go shopping! Oink Oink!
Creamy Vegan Green Vegetable Soup
- 8 cups vegetable broth (I use Massel when I can't make my own)
- 4 cups broccoli (about 1 head of broccoli)
- 4 cups green beans (about 24 green beans)
- 2 cups roughly chopped zucchini (about 2 zucchini)
- 2 cups yellow squash roughly chopped (about 2 squash)
- 1 cup chopped brown onion (about 1 medium onion)
- ¼ cup chopped celery (1 rib)
- ¼ cup raw macadamias or cashews (*optional see note in post. Use macadamias or raw almonds for alkaline and Body Ecology)
- 1/8 cup freshly chopped garlic (about 4-5 cloves)
- 2 Tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
- ½ tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- Saute the onions and garlic with a bit of the oil for a couple of minutes until soft and translucent.
- Add in the celery, zucchini and squash and saute for a few more minutes.
- Add in the green beans, broccoli and vegetable broth and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Puree in batches in your blender (I use a Vitamix)
- Serve topped with ball of grain or with a slice of gluten free bread.
- Serves about 6.
Piggy Cooking Tips
a quick easy way to clean this “cling-on” pieces out of your garlic press
If you are using a garlic press to mince your garlic you will know how hard they can to clean sometimes. There are always a few little stubborn bits that refuse to let go of the garlic party. Next time you are replacing your toothbrush (I replace mine about once a month) recycle it and then wash it. Keep it under the sink to scrub out your garlic press under running water to help remove those little cling on pieces.