It can be hard to stick to a raw diet during the winter, especially when it gets cold and wet. Your automatic response is to reach for a hot soup or a baked dish, but there are many yummy things you can make that will not only energise you but also keep those nasty colds at bay.
I found this amazing recipe online for a winter warmer soup. This raw soup will soon have you ready to face the cold and bitter weather. Paul’s winter warmer soup might be served cold but includes many naturally warming ingredients including chilli peppers and peppercorns, meaning that you can have a warming soup without having to break your raw food diet.
The great thing about soup recipes is that you can add to them or adapt them depending on what you have in the cupboard or how you are feeling that day. There are a few other vegetables I plan to add to this recipe including celery, parsnip, carrot & avocado. I will also play around with the flavours in the soup by using different herbs and flavourings. The recipe currently uses coriander, so I might change this to dill or thyme depending on the extra vegetables I add into the mix. This soup is an excellent base for many other winter soups, and by having naturally warming ingredients you can keep yourself warm without neglecting your healthy raw diet.
To make these soups all you need is a bag full of tasty vegetables, a fruit juicer and a blender. They are absolutely delicious, warming and above all raw & incredibly good for you. Oh, and you can place your raw soup in the dehydrator for 10 minutes and actually eat it warm :)
raw warm soup
- 2 cups tomato juice, 6-7 tomatoes
- 1 fennel bulb
- 1/2 bell pepper, I prefer the red & orange ones
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 juiced lime
- 1/3 cup basil leaves
- 1/3 cup coriander leaves
Spices for the soup:
- 1/2 chilli pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns
- 1/4 teaspoon himalayan salt
1. Wash all the ingredients.
2. Juice the tomatoes.
3. Add everything in the blender and blend until mixed, but with a bit of a crunchy texture. If it’s too thick, add a little bit of warm water.
4. If you want to have it warm – place it in the dehydrator for 10 minutes and serve.
5. If however, you prefer it cold – add 3-4 ice cubes to the blender and blend again.
6. For a creamier soup – add 1/2 avocado and blend longer, until nice and creamy :)
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
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