Although soup is a great meal option year-round, the winter months are an especially great time to have a nice, warm bowl of soup. There are various ways to make this delicious meal, but one method that is super tasty — but also commonly forgotten about — is blended soup. Blended soups are great ways to utilize spare vegetables — you know, all those untouched carrots or squash in your refrigerator bin? Blended soups are also a smart option for making the most of your leftover, already prepared veggies. It’s as simple as tossing them in the blender with a few cups of broth. What’s also beneficial about blended soups is that it drastically cuts down your time in the kitchen, and ensures you have at least one nutrient-dense meal for the day. If you’re ready to integrate this tasty dish into your winter diet plan, check out these recipe ideas that prove why blended soups should be your cold-weather dinner staple.
Eggplant and Tomato Soup
This recipe combines heirloom tomatoes and purple eggplants. Just roast the veggies, blend them with some fresh herbs and milk, or milk alternative. This recipe makes a delicious, creamy, and sweet soup.
This beautiful soup is packed with nutrients and great for the liver. Beet Gazpacho combines beets, garlic, and onion, blended with boiled beet water and red wine vinegar. It’s topped with slices of cucumber, avocado, and parsley.
Tomato Basil Soup
Homemade tomato soup is always a welcomed treat, especially using a recipe that takes 30 minutes or less. This quick method calls for the main ingredients of canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, and chicken bone broth. Also blended with basil and parmesan, this hearty soup pairs perfectly with a toasty grilled cheese.
Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
Talk about comfort food — this soup is ideal to snuggle up to with a warm blanket and cup of tea. This veggie-fruit duo combines acorn squash, granny smith apples, onion, celery and carrot, blended with coconut milk and vegetable broth. The ground turmeric and curry powder kick up the flavor profile of this soup, and also make it a very healthy option.
Asparagus, Garlic and Stinging Nettle Soup
Ever thought about combining veggies with a common herb used in teas? This boldly delicious soup calls for asparagus, garlic, onion, both broth and stinging nettles, which is an herbal nutrients powerhouse. Stinging nettles is packed with minerals and vitamins, and its great for relieving joint and muscle pain.
Potato and Spinach Soup
Already a staple for winter weather, this potato soup recipe adds in spinach to create a fresher, heartier version. Creamy and flavorful, this soup is a great dish to stay warm on a chilly, winter night.
Garden Harvest Soup
Garden harvest soup is a convenient blended soup idea, because it can include just about any vegetable you have on hand. This specific recipe calls for any available veggies like carrots or pumpkin, and combines with fresh herbs and bone broth.
Golden Goddess Sunshine Soup
If you are looking for a warm pick-me-up, Golden Goddess Sunshine Soup is perfect for you. This recipe blends up sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, and orange juice. It’s paired with some powerful spices and herbs — like turmeric and ginger which are great for reducing inflammation, nausea, arthritis, and depression.
Squash and Pea Soup
This is another hearty and delicious treat that will totally change your perspective on blended soups. The recipe combines yellow crookneck squash, peas, onions and garlic, combined with chicken stock — these tasty ingredients combine beautifully to create a rich, smooth and velvety-textured soup.