December 11, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
Warming foods that still hold all of their vibrance, life, and nutrients is what this soup is all about :D! This is a simple soup that does not require anything super fancy besides a blender.
I let this blend for a little longer than necessary to create a “cooked” warmth to my soup.
Another great way of getting this soup to feel warming is by adding a root vegetable like carrots since they take a bit of work for the blender to break down. It’s nice to have fresh in season root vegetables in foods to get a grounded feeling that some of us on a living vegan diet lack at times. Getting grounded may have a bit of a warming feeling also 🙂
By using warming spices the soup becomes soothing and comforting. I freshly microplaned ginger and turmeric. Plus added mesquite powder to give it a little smoked/roasted taste. Add the very end when I served the soup I freshly ground some nutmeg & cinnamon to add to the top. Delicious!
If you aren’t hot pepper shy, feel free to add just a little bit into a blended soup for some extra warmth. A slither of Habanero pepper in this would be excellent.
Another idea is to wash your blender pitcher in very hot water, or let it sit in a little soaking tub of hot water. This will add to that warming feeling when the food is blended up 🙂
I have several living vegan soup recipes on my site, please take the time to scope them out. I recently did a post really focusing on some recipe ideas, and a general grocery list for things to buy to create your own living vegan soup. My friends over at DC Veggie Chefs post some yummy, easy and quick vegan & living vegan soups also 🙂
I recommend placing the oranges in the blender first because they have all the water/liquid the blade needs and quickly pulsing this mixture. Then set it on a smoothie setting or something of the sorts that goes at a high-speed for a fair amount of time. This will thicken up the soup, warm it and really break down all of the fiber.
Carrot Orange Persimmon Ginger Soup
Makes One Cup
One orange, peeled with all of the pith removed, diced (it adds a tartness)
1 small gooey persimmon, peeled and rough chopped
2 cups of peeled & shredded carrot
Mesquite, Ginger & Turmeric according to your preference
I did not personally do this but may be 1/2 a teaspoon of miso would add a nice salty, thick and cooked level to the soup ❤ The bacteria may be excellent for those fighting any illnesses this holiday season 😉
Once blended and placed into a serving bowl sprinkle on some freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Bon Appetite my sweets!
Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my website. I hope you have some ideas on what to make in the kitchen today. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉