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I recently fell in love with raw soups. They're amazing. I call them either savory smoothies or liquid salads haha.<br><br>
Anyways, my gf and I had two raw soups for dinner. One was a recipe from the Raw Diva's 7 day detox program. It was just water, cucumbers, mint, celery, and a tomato. After we ate that soup I made another one with no recipe just created it on the spot: Water, lemon juice, avocado, carrots, green cabbage, small amount of alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, garlic, a little pink salt. It was really good. I like it better than the first one probably because the fat/creaminess of the avocado.<br><br>
So, does anyone else here like raw soups? I'm wondering if I how well raw soups would hold up in a thermos or another container because I start university in August and I have an hour an a half drive there and back everyday and I want to bring my own food because their food sucks. I plan on making lots of raw soups to bring to school because they're healthy, fast to make, easy to eat, and yummy but I wonder how they will hold up in my car while I'm in class. My plan for school is to basically eat mostly raw at school but when I come home have cooked meals. This will be better for me because at school I won't have to worry about heating up my food and it will just be easier to eat the soups and then a snack of homemade trail mix. I'd probably make a green smoothie in the morning to drink on the drive to school.<br><br>
Also, how often do you eat raw soups? What are you favorite recipes? Whenever I make one I usually don't have a recipe just wing it. Last time I made one before tonight I did water, lemon juice, avocado, spinach, cabbage, carrot, red bell pepper, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, garlic, and pink salt. I'm wondering if this is maybe too many ingredients at once? Should I make them simpler? It tasted great!<br><br>
I'm addicted to raw soups!
 

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I haven't made one recently, but I really liked raw corn soup. I blended some of the corn (put some in whole later) with water, salt, a little avocado, and then spices or herbs of your choice (I think I put in parsley and a little garlic). Yum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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I've had some before. I had just thrown some things together and voliÃ*. I haven't had them in a while; I think I should make some more. I don't like them when they're cold, though, so I heat them up a bit so they are just slightly warm.
 

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I like ones with avocado. Like avocado, collards, kale, celery, tomato, cilantro, and sprouts. Garnish with chopped tomatoes. Maybe some chives.
 

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Raw soups are probably just a twice a month thing for me whereas green smoothies (or occasional chocolate smoothie) is a 3 or 4 times a week thing.<br>
Maybe as I get better at them I'll have more, I think it would be healthy because my green smoothies tend to have a lot of fruit (banana, grapes, apple), the soups seem to be more veggies and I usually enjoy them although I don't have any recipes and sometimes they don't taste good (not bad, but not good).<br>
The past month when I have a few tomatoz that look like they won't last much longer, I put them in a blender with a little water and enjoy that taste a lot, adding a cucumber lessens the good taste a bit but I do it anyway because I suspect it is quite healthy and I would probably only eat a small part of the cucumber otherwise. Soups seem like an enjoyable way to have 2 tomato's and half a cucumber (or whole) whereas I would probably only have 1 tomato and a quarter of a cucumber, letting the rest waste (that has happened too often).<br><br>
The taste seems to lessen as I experiment and add more and more stuff like garlic, kale, sprouts, green beans, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, flax seeds, etc, but with some people starving around the world I figure I shouldn't get too spoiled, I should be happy with making a healthy soup as opposed to the tastiest possible soup.
 

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Yesterday, I put a cup of chopped mushrooms in the blender with a third of a cup of cashews and some sea salt. Blended it well, and it was tasty, although I'll probably only make raw mushroom soup about twice a year. The soup seemed like it should be a side dish and not a complete meal, but who knows.<br><br>
The recipe was from 'therawtarian' website. The website also had a raw celery soup recipe that was similar. It was basically some celery, cashews (probably to create that creamy effect), a little garlic, and a few spices if I remember correctly. I would of preferred to try making that but didn't have any celery at a nearby market but they had mushrooms.<br>
Raw mushrooms aren't something that I eat often and I have no idea how the soup would hold up if not eaten fresh.<br><br>
P.S. I forgot to say that after blending the soup well, a little finely chopped mushrooms was added to the soup in the bowl and stirred in.<br>
Similiarly, some finely chopped celery would be added to the bowl before or after the blended celery soup got poured in.
 

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Mimi Kirk's new book "Live Raw" has some good raw soup recipes. She has an avocado soup in there that has a base made from juiced celery and other greens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> even my BF loved it!
 

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This morning I blended a yam, a little celery, garlic, lemon, ginger, cinnamon. It is a nice <span><b>orange color</b></span> and taste a little bland but I like it a lot. The yam seems to thicken it up and make it a bit creamy.<br><br>
I didn't notice any fat taste, so I suspect some people might want some type of fat added, maybe I try adding a bit of olive oil to it next time I make it.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.surrealcity.com/sitebuilder/images/rawyamsoup-600x387.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I have and love Mimi Kirk's book. I made the broccoli soup and it was really good.
 

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Mimi Kirk's new book "Live Raw" has some good raw soup recipes. She has an avocado soup in there that has a base made from juiced celery and other greens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> even my BF loved it!</div>
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I've been wanting to get her book! I've tried some of the recipes she posts on her Facebook and I'm never disappointed.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Alicia Avocado</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2940674"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Mimi Kirk's new book "Live Raw" has some good raw soup recipes. She has an avocado soup in there that has a base made from juiced celery and other greens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> even my BF loved it!</div>
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I've been wanting to get her book! I've tried some of the recipes she posts on her Facebook and I'm never disappointed.
 

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I like this idea very much. Are you blending them til they are warm (something I believe you can do with a vitamix) or just serving them cold?
 

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Nice, that I can do, gonna try it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Today i'm going to make gazpacho for the first time this year; i've been wanting it for a while now and finally everything is in season. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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I made raw gazpacho twice from this recipe from The Raw Diva's and it's amazing.
 

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i haven't tried raw soups. i'd rather have natural juices. with raw soups i have a feeling i would puke or something. but i'm not closing my doors. would love to try making a broccoli soup someday- hope i like it.
 
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