7 Healthy Vitamix Soup Recipes to Enjoy Year Round
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.
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:
- Roast, saute, or boil some vegetables.
- 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!
A tasty, low-carb soup that’s creamy and garlicky with a nutty aroma.
A rich, velvety and delicious soup that is naturally creamy from the sweet potatoes.
A delicious and nutrient-dense soup that’s a blend of beets, parsnip, ginger, onion, and garlic.
A dairy-free and vegan soup that accentuates the spicy, sweet, and savory combinations between carrots and ginger.
A classic autumn soup that takes advantage of roasted butternut squash to bring out a smoky, caramelized sweet flavor.
An easy, flavorful soup that is a blend of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil.
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.
7 Healthy Vitamix Soup Recipes to Enjoy Year Round: Beet Soup
- 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
- 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.