7 Healthy Vitamix Soup Recipes to Enjoy Year Round


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Smooth and creamy Vitamix soup recipes can be enjoyed year round! They’re cozy, warm (most of them), easy to make and healthy.

Even better, these recipes use a wide range of fresh, seasonal ingredients such as beets, cauliflower, sweet potato or butternut squash.

Making soup recipes in Vitamix blender.

Soups are quite simply, some of the easiest and nourishing meals possible. You can load them up with vegetables and warm yourself from the inside out. It goes without saying that they’re perfect for the fall and winter months, but truly, they can be enjoyed year round.

How to Make Soup in a Blender

When it comes to making soup in your Vitamix blender, there’s usually two steps:

  1. Roast, saute, or boil some vegetables.
  2. Blend the hot cooked vegetables with other ingredients and liquids (i.e. broth) in the blender for a smooth consistency.

If the ingredients are already hot, it takes just one to two minutes to purée everything together. Super easy.

But if you have a Vitamix model with a soup function, you can add room temperature ingredients (assuming they don’t need to be cooked) and create a steaming-hot soup in under 10 minutes. How? The friction of the blades! Yes, the blades really can make a delicious, piping-hot soup.

You know what else the blades can do? They can intensify flavors of raw aromatics, like onion, garlic and spices. So I always recommend roasting or sauteing onion and garlic, or starting with a minimal amount, and adding more as desired.

A Few More Blended Soup Tips

I’ve made my fair share of blended soups, and in doing so, I have two important tips I’d like to share:

  • Make an extra large batch: You know I’m a huge fan of meal prep, and soup is quite possible the easiest meal to freeze and store. I love to store soup in my Weck Jars or silicone Souper Cubes. They’re perfect to reheat on a rainy day or when I’m in need extra nourishment. Watch how I meal prep them on the video below!
  • It’s all about the toppings: Blended soups are creamy and delicious, but without chunks or texture they can look a little boring. So jazz them up with toppings! Some of my favorites include herbs, greens, nuts, seeds, spices, creams and yogurt.

Vitamix Soup Recipes

With all of those tips, you’ll be a soup blending master in no time. So without further ado, here are my 7 favorite Vitamix soup recipes to enjoy year round! And I show how to make several of them in the video below. Give it a watch!

Roasted Cauliflower soup in a bowl with spoon.

1. Roasted Cauliflower Soup

A tasty, low-carb soup that’s creamy and garlicky with a nutty aroma.

Sweet potato soup in a white bowl with a spoon.

2. Sweet Potato Soup

A rich, velvety and delicious soup that is naturally creamy from the sweet potatoes.

Beet soup in a bowl garnished with coconut cream and parsley.

3. Beet Soup

A delicious and nutrient-dense soup that’s a blend of beets, parsnip, ginger, onion, and garlic.

Several bowls of carrot ginger soup on a table.

4. Carrot Ginger Soup

A dairy-free and vegan soup that accentuates the spicy, sweet, and savory combinations between carrots and ginger.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect Thanksgiving, fall and winter soup recipe. It's easy, flavorful and ultra creamy!

5. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

A classic autumn soup that takes advantage of roasted butternut squash to bring out a smoky, caramelized sweet flavor.

Roasted red pepper soup is a blend of red peppers, tomatoes, onion and garlic. It's a flavorful and healthy soup recipe!

6. Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

An easy, flavorful soup that is a blend of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil.

(gluten-free, paleo) Cucumber melon gazpacho with ginger shrimp. A cooling and delicious gazpacho, perfect for summer!

7. Cucumber Melon Gazpacho with Ginger Shrimp

A cooling summertime soup that’s light, fresh, and balanced with warming ginger shrimp.

Enjoy all those delicious soup recipes! Want to know what else you can make in your Vitamix? Check out all my Vitamix recipes (including nut milks, nut butters, sauces, frozen yogurts and more!)

This post was created in partnership with Vitamix, a brand I’ve loved and used for years. 

Beet soup in a bowl garnished with coconut cream and parsley.

7 Healthy Vitamix Soup Recipes to Enjoy Year Round: Beet Soup

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Beet soup is a mix of beets, parsnip, ginger, onion and garlic. This blended version is creamy, savory, and rich in flavor. Perfect to serve on it's own, next to a salad or hearty main.



  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 large beets, peeled and diced (or 4 beets, if smaller)
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and diced (approx 1 cup)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, or more for desired texture


  • coconut cream or yogurt
  • parsley
  • black sesame seeds
  • cracked black pepper


  • Heat the avocado oil in a large stock pot on medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, salt and pepper and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the diced beets, diced parsnips and vegetable broth. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the beets are fork tender.
  • Use a ladle to transfer the soup to a high-powered blender. Blend for one minute or until creamy.
  • To serve, pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with coconut cream or yogurt, parsley, black sesame seeds and cracked black pepper.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beet Soup, Beet Soup Recipe
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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Hello dear I didn’t have my surgery they found something wrong with my heart so they can’t put me out and i am not willing to suffer for 2 hours with my mouth ripped open and unable to communicate if anything is wrong. My mom and I just bought your book. I kept sending my mom your links for the past few years so she could have healthy recipes but she is elderly and she never clicked on them. I am with my mom now and showed her your youtube channel and she got so excited. She said she loves your recipes and told me to buy your book. We got it and we absolutely love it. Thank you for the great start. Now if you make a desert book that will be just perfect LOL Hugs Happy New Year5 stars

    1. I hope you and your mom have a wonderful and healthy 2023! I’m sorry to hear about your surgery, but we can all work together to build a healthy lifestyle going into the new year :)

    1. Some of these soup recipes nearly fill up a 64oz container (with extra space needed for blending), so likely won’t work in a 48oz container.

  2. Bought my first Vitamix 6500 model yesterday Nov.28. 2021 and made your butternut squash soup.
    My husband and I so enjoyed. We are enjoying your Vitamix recipes on You Tube. Keep up the great work.
    Dianne5 stars

  3. Hello Lisa, I have been watching your youtube channel for over a year now, I don’t comment a lot but I always click like and share your videos, thank you so much for the soup recipes, I am having surgery on my mouth in October and it will take about 3 months to heal, I won’t be able to have ANY solid food, I have a special request, would you Please, Pretty Please create a few more soup recipes? Did you ever make any Polish soups like the dill soup or the pickle soup? I would love your take on those. I simply love your ideas and they always come out amazing. Thank you again. Grace (Grazynka Gniazdowska on youtube)5 stars

    1. Oh no! Wishing you the best of luck on your surgery Grazyna. I will definitely keep in mind to make more soup recipes, especially any blended ones so that you can digest it better.

  4. I have just come across your website while looking for a eating healthily site. I must say I am absolutely hooked. Your videos are so helpful. I find no reason to visit any other site. 
    A daily visitor for all my cooking, meal planing and more. Thank you, Lisa5 stars

  5. Thanks for sharing. Love most of your easy explained, easy to make foodies. I especially love your soups and smoothies. Have been enjoying them for a few months now. 5 stars

  6. I love soups! the best meal prep that are delicious and nutritious. I make your Greek Salad recipe ALL THE TIME and am wondering, would you be interested in creating a recipe for tomato gazpacho? It’s a great summertime staple and I’d love to get your wonderful, healthy take on it. 

    1. I normally just reheat the soups via the microwave! Or you can re-boil it in a pot if you’d like.

  7. The butternut squash soup was quick, delicious and will definitely be on repeat this winter season. Thanks for sharing Lisa! 

    1. I’m glad you’re enjoying all my recipes – and these soups! I’ve got new recipes posting every week, so make sure to subscribe to not miss any new recipes. :)

  8. We made the beet soup, carrot ginger, and roasted butternut squash soups last week. I loved the butternut squash one and the carrot ginger one was really good too. The beet one turned out fine but I felt like I could have added more ginger or something else. It definitely had a root vegetable flavor that was a bit too earthy for me, but it was a good alternative for trying something different.

    1. That’s great that you gave all those soup recipes a try Emily! Carrot ginger is always my personal favorite, and you could certainly add more ginger to the beet one next time. :)

    1. Hi Alice – I have not posted a veggie broth recipe just yet! But If you sign up for my email list, you will receive a free PDF guide that includes a bone broth recipe :)

  9. Just made the beet soup and it came out perfect with a creamy texture and delicious taste.  The hardest part was the prep.  I now understand the need for a Vitamix over my blender, which is my next purchase.  Thank you Lisa.5 stars

    1. Hi Paul – So glad you loved the beet soup! The flavor and creaminess makes for the perfect autumn soup :) And yes! A Vitamix really is a game changer… Can’t wait for you to get one!

  10. I Love watching your videos! They make cooking fun and more creative. I travel a lot and I cook a head to take with me on the road. Thanks for sharing 

    Lorie MacDonald

    1. Hi Lorie – So glad to hear that since that is my goal! I hope my meals can always prep you for the road :)

  11. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try these recipes. Green Gazpacho is something I never thought about but it seems worth a try.

    I’m a big fan of your site. Every time when your email pops up in my incoming box I feel anticipation and I’m curious what you present this time. Very inspiring for me when it comes to thinking about food and healthy living.5 stars

    1. Hi Rebekka – I am so happy to hear that :) I am attempting to churn out as much recipes as I can for my followers, but want to make each one is tested perfectly! I hope you enjoy the Green Gazpacho as well as the other soup recipes!