I love soups! I think I have mentioned that many posts ago and if you noticed, a lot of my recipes are for soups.
Denis and I recently took a trip to Colombia in South America and had a blast. But after 14 days of plain salads, I was ready for some “fancy” raw food. However, we got home and drove to the Green Wave Cafe right after the airport! Yes, we wanted some raw food!
The next day though we had no food in our refrigerator but fortunately it was Sunday and time for shopping at Josh’s Organic Garden. He had everything I wanted and more! The spinach, for some wild reason, looked amazing to me. I’m not a big fan of spinach but once in awhile I go crazy for it. And when I saw last Sunday at Josh’s, I wanted Cream of Spinach.
So I googled it and then modified the recipe for my raw lifestyle and here is how I created my own Raw Vegan Cream of Spinach Soup.
Fresh Organic Spinach (about 2 handfuls – about 1/2 of your vitamix)
1/3 cup of cashews (you can also use 1/2 cup sun flower seeds instead)
1/2 cup of water
1/2 Tb Spoon of white miso paste
Onion (I did one large amethyst/green onion, but it could be about 1/4 medium size onion)
Garlic to taste (I did a small clove)
Bariani Olive Oil to taste
Real Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Add everything in the vitamix and blend until smooth. If too much water or not enough spinach, add more spinach or cashews. I also like to add a celery stalk and some Italian seasoning even though the common cream of spinach soup doesn’t call for either.
Let it blend until it has the consistency that you like, if you want more creamy add more seeds or cashews. I let it blend until is a little warm or sometimes I add warm water so that it’s a little warm.
Serve with some raw crackers or raw bread and sprinkle some black pepper. It’s delicious and nutritious!