Sunday, January 16, 2011

Raw Carrot-Ginger Soup w/ Cilantro Drizzle (Vegan, GF)

I don't know about any of you guys, but my body has been screaming for a detox. Probably because each year in the past, around this time, my mom and sisters along with myself would do a detox together for a week or so. Once I lasted a whole month! And lived to tell the tale, obviously :) I don't really enjoy detoxing but coming up with fun edible items such as this soup makes me more excited to actually follow through with it. This soup is super easy to digest and contains ginger which is also good for digestive health, or so I hear...The drizzle just adds a certain"je ne sais quoi" to a seemingly "boring" soup base. I must add: this was made with a magic bullet, so don't worry if you don't have a vitamix/blendtec.

4 medium carrots
1 1/2 spring onions
good chunk of ginger, however much you can handle
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup water
2 tsp miso paste
1/2 an avocado (optional)
Pinch of sea salt, to taste

4 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt

Assemble all soup ingredients into blender. Blend for a few minutes until desired consistency reached. Add additional salt, ginger, lemon to taste. Assemble drizzle ingredients in blender, blend. Drizzle into soup. Makes 2 servings.

Along with soup, you gotta have salad!
This is a salad I made, dressed with Foods Alive Dressings:

Sweet and Sassy, Mike's Special

What I had in the fridge: spinach, apple, green onion, red onion, almonds


  1. That is just gorgeous! I love ginger, so I bet I would love this.

  2. this soup looks amazing...i'm actually have a terrible ginger habit, I can eat a slice of root raw with some honey and be happy. It's strange.
    Sometimes when I make carrot ginger soup, I add other things in, like spinach or even garbanzo beans...which doesn't make for as pure of a detoxifying soup but still delicious...I've posted about it here:
    A detox does sound so nice right now...
    hemp oil dressing! that sounds delicious, where do you purchase that?

  3. The soup is gorgeous! I've just entered the "higher" raw world and this looks like a great soup for me! I just started a 14-day nutritional cleanse. Though I have a meal plan, I may use this as a substitute or for one of my "free" meals. Thanks!

  4. Some gorgeous pictures for a great sounding soup! I am a total soup junkie so this is right up my alley.

  5. That sounds and looks amazing and will be making its way into my menu for next week!

  6. I love this soup. I've been making it for years ever since I saw it posted on VegWeb. I make a few changes though: I use unsweetened almond milk instead of water and add in a whole (peeled) orange. I skip the drizzle too.