We get a lot of questions about making soups in the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders. Although it’s a bit of a parlor trick (we can think of much more efficient ways to heat food beside friction) we thought we’d publish this recipe anyway!
6″ piece of celery
6″ piece of carrot
1 apple with peal, cored & halved (use Jonagold or other crisp, sweet-tart apple)
1 dime-sized piece of fresh ginger
1/2 tablespoons fresh basil (or 1/4 teaspoon dry)
1 extra large (10g) vegetable bouillon cube
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
pinch of cayenne
salt to taste
handful of french bread* (3/4 to 1 cup)
2 cups of hot water
Place all ingredients in the container, in the order listed. Secure lid. Turn on blender at the lowest speed, gradually increase to highest speed. Process about 60 seconds until steaming.
* Bread is used as a thickener in this soup recipe. French bread is preferred because of it’s mild taste. It thickens without dramatically affecting the flavor.