10.13.2021

10 Healthy Soup Recipes for Fall

Soup doesn’t just keep us warm; it also packs on nutrients + flavor. Check out these incredibly delicious healthy soup recipes for Fall.

healthy soup recipes for fall

I’ve got a rawkstar lineup of fall soup recipes to share with you today. These 10 incredible healthy soup recipes are all part of my free 10-day soup challenge. They are made with whole food, plant based ingredients, full of flavor, and just waiting to be a part of your Fall menu. I love soup and make it often, even while living in Florida. A good cup of soup helps me pretend cooler weather is coming.

As we move into the fall season, there are also so many new veggies coming up and ready to be put in hearty, savory dishes. So let’s dive right in!

delicious fall soup recipe

Vegan Tomato Soup

This tomato soup was originally created for my Simple Green Meals cookbook. I affectionately call it Sneaky Tomato Soup because it has carrots, celery and zucchini along with tomatoes, yet tastes just like my momma’s tomato soup. I like to serve it with a dollop of cashew cream and eat along side toasted ciabatta bread slathered with pesto.

Vegan curry stew

Red Lentil Curry Soup

I haven’t yet found a recipe from Stephanie Williams that I didn’t love… and this fall soup recipe is no exception. @VeganWhat is great at packing flavor into her recipes. You can make this soup with or without the rice, depending on the heartiness you’re looking for in your soup.

Pro tip: Stephanie recommends using fire-roasted corn in this dish because it levels up the flavor.

Simple dinner idea

Thai Coconut Soup

My love for takeout Thai food led me to recreate one of my fav soups. This Thai-inspired soup is naturally vegan (kale yeah!) and can be spiced up or toned down as preferred. Don’t skimp on the toppings in this healthy soup recipe; load it up with cashews, green onion and peppers.

Also, if this soup is slightly outside your comfort zone, just know that I take it to all kinds of gatherings and always get asked for the recipe. So just dive in and try it.

healthy soup recipe

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

You had me at spicy! Laurel Perry of @DarnGoodVeggies combines the delightful taste of roasted red peppers with a whole host of fall vegetables in this healthy soup recipe. You control the amount of red pepper flakes in this soup, so feel free to skimp or add extra depending on your heat tolerance.

fall soup idea

Ultimate Detox Soup

If you’re on the lookout for a healthy soup, then Megan Gilmore’s of @Detoxinista got you covered. Her detox soup contains several anti-inflammatory ingredients that can help your liver and kidneys do their detoxifying jobs well. This soup is mild and comforting.

Pro tip: I love topping this healthy soup recipe with vegan pesto.

delicious family meal

1-Pot Paprika Corn Chowder

These soup recipes for fall just keep getting better! Gina Fontana of @HealthyLittleVittles created a 30 minute, 1-pot chowder to feed the family… weeknight meals don’t get any better than this. Chowder is traditionally full of dairy, yet this vegan take on a classic dish is still creamy + comforting.

hearty soup recipes for fall

Classic Minestrone Soup

Next up on our healthy soup recipes list is a hearty minestrone from Melissa Griffiths of @BlessThisMessBlog. Minestrone is another reason why I love soup. You can swap in the veggies you have on hand for this recipe and still love it!

Pro tip: Use gluten-free pasta and vegan parmesan to make this gluten + dairy free.

easy blender meal

Black Bean Soup

@Vitamix contributed this soup recipe for fall and it was love at first sip for me. Black bean soup can be made completely in a blender (high-powered blenders actually heat up soup all on their own if blended long enough!) or on the stove-top. If you need a soup that fills you up, then this healthy dish is a great option.

I 100% added hot sauce to this healthy soup recipe… I just couldn’t help myself!

nourishing vegan soup

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Carleigh Bodrug’s take on a classic comfort soup is great! She runs @PlantYou (and has a gorgeous cookbook coming out soon!). Tofu brings texture and protein to this healthy soup recipe yet can be swapped with chickpeas if desired. You can also use gluten-free pasta.

Pressing tofu literally means squishing it. Place a block of tofu between 2 folded paper towels. Top with 2 more folded paper towels, a cutting board and a few cookbooks or heavy bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes to draw out the moisture. Once pressed, add in step 3.

creamy blender meal

Carrot Ginger Soup

This soup is my fav to-go recipe. Blend it up then toss it into a thermos for a quick, warm lunch. This is one of the healthy soup recipes originally created for my Fresh Start Autumn cleanse. So you can rest assured it’s got lots of Fall ingredients.

fall fresh ingredients

Fall soup ingredients

While I love the berries, squashes, and crispy produce of Summer, I find myself craving the buttery, hearty veggies of Fall. You’ll find many Fall-fresh ingredients in the above healthy soup recipes because ingredients used in their proper season contain the most nutrients. If you’re creating a fall kitchen garden, then pick from this list!

ArtichokesChilesPumpkins
ArugulaEdamameRadishes
BeetsEggplantShallots
BroccoliFennelSpinach
Brussels SproutsGarlicSweet potatoes
CabbageHerbsTomatillos
CarrotsKaleTurnips
CauliflowerLeeksWild Mushrooms
CeleryOnionsWinter Squash
ChardPotatoesZucchini
healthy soup recipes for fall

Versatile Soup Toppings

Sometimes you find a soup recipe in need of a little oomph. I get it (I put hot sauce on a LOT of dishes). Here are 2 quick n’ easy recipes I keep on hand in a flavor emergency, or just to jazz up my meal:

Cashew cream: A good vegan sour cream can provide depth and creaminess to just about any recipe. If you’d add sour cream to a soup, then you can add this!

Pesto: There’s just something about pesto that instantly levels up a recipe. I love adding a dollop of vegan pesto to a good vegetable soup. It’s just so good! I’ve got a few different variations you can try, and they all freeze well.

Vegan cheese sprinkle: Parmesan is a staple in many American households. This vegan cheese sprinkle certainly gives Kraft’s a run for its money… made with real ingredients that really do add a cheesy finish to your dish.

What are your go-to soup toppings? Leave a comment and let me know!

quick family dinner recipes

Soup-Making Kitchen Equipment

If you’re ready to start whipping up some soup, then make sure you have these items in your kitchen:

  • A stock pot, crock pot, instant pot, ceramic pot… something that can hold 6 quarts.
  • A blender or immersion blender. Make sure your blender is rated for hot liquids if using.
  • A good knife + cutting board for chopping ingredients

That’s it! Soup is great because you don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to make it, and many soups can even swap ingredients you have on hand and still taste delicious. Ready, set, soup!

Healthy Soup Recipe

This tomato soup recipe is perfect for a crisp Fall evening. It's dairy free yet still super creamy with the cashew cream. I loaded this recipe up with veggies to create a comforting + healthy soup recipe for fall.
4.9 from 190 votes
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Course: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Healing, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Jen Hansard

Equipment

  • stock pot
  • immersion blender

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion - diced
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 carrots - peeled and sliced
  • 1 ribs celery - chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 zucchini - sliced
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes - undrained
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

Toppings

Instructions

  • Warm oil over medium-high heat in stock pot. Add onion and season with a little salt. Cook, stirring often, for 7 minutes or until the onion starts to soften.
  • Add carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the zucchini and cook for a few minutes, until it starts to soften.
  • Stir in vegetable stock, tomatoes, and Italian herbs. Bring just to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are very soft and tender.
  • Remove soup from heat then blend using an immersion blender to puree soup. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with your choice of toppings.

Notes

  • Fire-roasted tomatoes (canned) gives this dish a rich, robust flavor that I am obsessed with.
  • Feel free to spice this soup up with red pepper flakes, paprika, or fresh chopped chili peppers.
  • You can use olive oil or coconut oil in place of avocado oil.
  • If you have a blender that is heat-safe, then you can use a regular blender over an immersion blender. If your blender container is not heat safe, then allow your cooked soup to cool down before adding to the blender in batches to blend. If you want to serve after blending, reheat to eating temp after pureed.
  • To keep this soup nut-free swap out the cashew cream topping for a dairy-free sour cream of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5764IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Jennifer Leinhos says:

    5 stars
    The past ten days have been so much fun connecting with so many like minded people. I loved seeing everyone’s thoughts on each soup, and their fun variations. I actually found I had so much more time for myself because the recipes were so easy. And my husband enjoyed them as well. We found it’s easy to eat healthy and live what we’re eating. My favorite recipe was the tomato soup because it was so versatile. You could add fresh basil, cashew cream, real cream, noodles, chicken, tofu…

  2. Jennifer says:

    I was disappointed with the challenge. I ended up using a lot of high fat ingredients which makes maintaining my weight difficult. I ended up spending a lot of extra time and money and coming away with only a couple of recipes I’d make again. My favorite recipe was the paprika corn chowder.

  3. Liz says:

    5 stars
    I had a great time trying new recipes and finding new favorites. My kids didn’t think they were going to survive the 10 days, but they’re all still with me so I think they’ll be ok.
    Our favorite by far was the corn chowder. It will be making a comeback on the family meal plan very shortly.
    Thanks for the fun.

  4. Grace says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much Jen and all the Simple Green Smoothies team! I thoroughly enjoyed this 10-day soup challenge. As much as I love smoothies (and I really do), it was fun to change pace and focus on soups, particularly timely with the cool fall weather. It’s too hard to pick just one favourite because they were all delicious in their own way! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed pureed soups like the Carrot Ginger and Spicy Roasted Red Pepper. I liked learning that the toppings make a difference on the overall result. Thanks again for sharing these fun and simple recipes with delicious flavour profiles. And thank you to all the participants for your support and motivation – I enjoyed sharing this journey together. I feel lighter and healthier from the many wonderful vegetables in these variety of recipes.

  5. Marina says:

    5 stars
    As the weather started to turn cooler here, it was the perfect time to start soup season! My favorite was the vegan chicken noodle soup as it brought me back to the holiday. My mom used to always make turkey noodle soup after Thanksgiving and the smells in the kitchen reminded me of her making that soup. I love that it was so easy to make too. Now I can enjoy chicken noodle soup all year round! Thank you for hosting such a fun challenge for us to learn and grow as home chef’s together. I picked up tips on how to prep for a week of dinners and how to freeze left over soup and, best of all, walked away with a handful of wonderful new recipes to add to the nightly rotation.

  6. Lynne Y says:

    5 stars
    My favorite was the Thai coconut which I made with broccoli and red bell pepper instead of mushrooms. By being part of the challenge I tried a lot of new soup recipes, many of which will enter my lunch time rotation for the winter months. I definitely found four or five recipes that I will keep using. I also found that making vegan soup doesn’t take long to prepare, particularly with the shortcut of using canned beans. I probably will also buy some of the frozen mirepoix mix which would be another timesaver. I enjoyed the challenge.

  7. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    I loved the 10 day soup challenge because it reminded me of the value of prepping in advance. I tend not to because I enjoy all the steps in the moment BUT meals get hijacked more often that I’d like because I’m out of time or energy. Seeing how quickly these soups came together was all I needed to get back in the game. I’ll be making a number of these again but the Thai coconut was my absolute fave! Flavorful, satisfying and beautiful!!

  8. Nathalie says:

    5 stars
    Our favorite recipes were the tomato soup bc I love all things tomato, red lentil curry soup bc lentils are my favorite and I loved how easy the recipe was – made mine in the instant pot. Also loved the ultimate detox soup bc it had lentils in it. I loved the classic minestrone soup bc it has a variety of veggies in it. My 13 year old’s favorite was the paprika corn chowder. I put about 1/2 the paprika in it. I appreciate the variety of soups on the challenge,. I loved that all of the
    recipes were easy to make. I learned to use vegan ingredients such as the nutritional yeast. I learned interesting ways to adjust the soups from other’s comments!

  9. Patrice Manning says:

    5 stars
    I liked all of the soups!! My favorite was the Black Bean Soup as I love beans in soup and that one was delicious!
    The one result that amazed me was the Thai Coconut soup! I could not picture how those ingredients would taste together, and it sure tasted great. It is my second favorite soup. of the 10!
    THANK YOU Jen and staff for hosting the challenge!! I learned so much about vegan soup to start me off on the path to a vegan or vegetarian life! I also did the Smoothie challenge on my own, and that was so much fun, I know it is best for our health and plan on continuing!
    Here’s hoping for another challenge and more soup!! Pumpkin would be nice!

  10. Deedra says:

    5 stars
    Love. Love. Love. Soups are the best. My favorite was Thai Coconut because it was different than I have made before but they were all delicious an I’m excited to start eating clean for all meals. Thank you!!

  11. LalitaSakthi Howell says:

    5 stars
    I loved the great community each off the participants were a delight. My favorite soup was the detox green lentils soup. I like how free I get to feel with vegan eating. Thank you for the challenge

  12. Dani says:

    5 stars
    The one-pot paprika corn chowder was my absolute favorite soup recipe because it tasted creamy, was delicious and hearty and felt filling. The dill ranch simple cashew cream was my favorite recipe. I enjoyed adding a dollop of it to my soups so much, which meant our first quadruple batch only lasted four soup days! Now with our second batch made, I’ve even enjoyed it as a pretzel dip! Going forward, I’ll totally be replacing meals I’d include sour cream with it instead, which feels like a monumental gain from this challenge. I’ve always enjoyed soup season and this challenge had helped me branch out to test soups I’d never have chosen before and aided me in my journey as becoming a healthier vegan with a vaster array of delicious, healthy and simple soup recipes.

  13. Carolyn Hoffman says:

    5 stars
    My favorite recipe from the challenge was the Vegan Tomato soup and I liked it because it was fresh and healthy. I loved this soup growing up but only knew how to make it from a can in the microwave. I’m so excited this challenge helped me learn to shop, prep, and cook meals I normally would have bought in cans and microwaved not knowing how to do any better. One result I got from doing the challenge is more confidence in how to meal prep: pick a recipe list for 4-5 days, generate a shopping list, shop, plan and prep the ingredients, and then cook/assemble each day. I also learned more about what spices go well with what.

  14. Jarrah says:

    4 stars
    This was a great challenge to do. The recipes are simple to make and use few ingredients. There was a variety of soups to make to add variety to our taste pallets. If I had to choose one soup as my favorite I would say the red lentil soup. It is filling, delicious, versatile, has texture and healthy. Thank you for creating this challenge. I’d love to win a Vitamix so I can continue making soups. I can’t wait to try your smoothies next!

  15. Paul says:

    5 stars
    This was a great challenge, really enjoyed trying all these recipes. I would say my favorite recipe was the Thai coconut soup, never tried making Thai food from scratch at home and this was a great confidence booster. Actually lost some pounds during this challenge even though on most nights I had more than one serving of the soup, goes to show you can fill up without eating heavy meals. Thank you and looking forward to the next challenge.

  16. Lynnette clancy says:

    5 stars
    This 10 day challenge was amazing. I learned so many recipes. I love soups! My favourite recipe was the carrot ginger soup !!! My girls had fun cooking with me. Thanks for this great challenge.

  17. Tina F says:

    5 stars
    The 10 day challenge was so much fun. I love trying new recipes. And my son who doesn’t eat many veggies, loves soup. So this was a big win overall for the family. Everyone enjoyed all the soups. My son liked the corn chowder the best, my husband the bean and I loved the red pepper. I will be making all of these recipes again. Cant wait for the next challenge.

  18. Tonya says:

    5 stars
    This 10 day challenge was amazing. I learned so many more recipes to add into my regular rotation and I feel so much better with all the healthy food and veggie intake. My favourite recipe was the carrot ginger soup , it was amazing – I’m already a huge fan of carrot soup, but the combo of ginger in this soup took it to a whole new level! Thanks for this great challenge and opportunity.

  19. Patty Platteborze says:

    What a great idea this challenge was. I have so many new recipes for my arsenal. I’m excited to get my vitamix recipe book out and try some more soups. We are both feeling more energetic. I have really enjoyed watching my husband try all the soups. He is not a healthy eater and actually liked most of the recipes. Our favorites were the Thai coconut and the minestrone. They were warm and filling and very tasty, not to mention easy to make. It has been fun reading everyone’s comments and creative suggestions. Thank you for a wonderful challenge, can’t wait till the next one.

  20. Jean says:

    5 stars
    I enjoyed the 10 day soup challenge. Soup is one of my favorite things to eat. I appreciated having new recipes to try. Since I now cook for one, I have a lot of soup in my freezer. Another time I might half the recipes. I tried suns things I’ve never had: tofu and fresh ginger. I still have the detox soup to make. I may half the recipe when I make it. I could see doing a 10 day challenge and doing a soup every other day. Maybe give 2 soup options for every other day and let us choose which ones to make. Just some thoughts. Thanks for providing the challenge. A lot of good food!

  21. Dawn H says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for an awesome 10 Day Soup Challenge! Everything was so much fun! The shop and prep parties started the excitement! It was nice getting to know new people and seeing others from previous challenges. This was a fabulous group to open their homes and offer their family’s reaction. Many people provided a variety of ideas from prep and storage to flavor enhancements.

    It was interesting to try other recipes with new flavor combinations, and adding a different flair to steadfast recipes. All the soups warmed my heart and my belly. Thank you for testing and modifying the recipes for the servings. It was difficult to decide on a favorite soup. The Vegan Tomato, Thai Coconut and Carrot Ginger soups are always delicious and a best choice. But if I have to select one, I would choose the Red Lentil Curry soup as my favorite! Although I didn’t add rice since it had potatoes, it was new, light and delicious! I love curry. This was a perfect marriage of flavors!

    Lastly, I wasn’t planning to lose weight, but I did! I think it was due to my commitment to this Challenge and a feeling of being held accountable to the group. The soups were fulfilling so I didn’t need to snack.

    Thanks for keeping the group informed with the emails, links and reminders. Overall, the Soup Challenge was a lot of fun!

  22. Cheryl B. says:

    Thank you so much for doing the soup challenge, Jen. The recipes were easy and used veggies that most of us were familiar with. Your directions and helpful hints were very much appreciated. My two favorites were the Carrot Ginger and the Red Lentil Curry. It was great having new recipes to try. As with the smoothie challenges, I knew I was preparing and eating real food that was tasty and good for me. Most of all, I enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading the comments and helpful hints of the group members. Such a kind and supportive group to be in. I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and ate LOTS of soup.

  23. Briana says:

    5 stars
    I loved the community behind the 10 day soup challenge. I felt like the group was so supportive and encouraging to everyone.
    My favorite recipe ended up being the detox soup. It was so fresh and clean tasting. My son’s favorite is the red lentil curry. He’s already requested that I make it again!
    My super positive result was quality time with my oldest son as we did this challenge together. He would call to verify which soup was next, help me with prep, and make sure I was saving leftovers for him. It was good for this mama’s soul!

  24. Kaleigh Fougere says:

    5 stars
    Yayyyy!! I loved this soup challenge it was so much fun I kept it fairly strict with eating soup for lunch and dinner and another in the morning and only healthy snacks! I even lost 4 pounds! ‍♀️ I can’t wait for the next challenge! Because it was only me and I made a full pot everyday I have a freezer full of soups for those fall rainy days that I don’t feel like cooking! I don’t think I have a favourite out of them all they each bought a different element and flavour profile keeping it fun and exciting! Good job Jen and the rest of the team who put this challenge together!

  25. Mary McGhee says:

    5 stars
    All the soups from the 10 day challenge were easy to make. We had fun trying a new soup every night. My favorite was the tomato, followed by the carrot, my husband says the black bean barely beat the lentil detox and the tomato. Would we do it again? Maybe not 10 in 10 days. Maybe 10 in 30 days. We need days off to enjoy the favorites from this challenge! Thanks to all who contributed recipes.

  26. Lucia Thomas says:

    5 stars
    This challenge was a great way to try new soup recipes as well as learn the value of prepping the ingredients. I don’t think I would have completed the challenge if I hadn’t done the work at the prep party. My favorite is the carrot ginger but tied for second is tomato or corn chowder. My family love the minestrone the best. Freezing the leftovers to enjoy in a few weeks.

    Looking forward to the next challenge!

  27. H Olson says:

    5 stars
    I cannot believe I completed the 10 Day Soup Challenge. There were couple times when I thought of not continuing when work got busy and when I could not find more room in my freezer. Glad I stuck it out and in the process discovered soups and flavor combos that I didn’t think I would like.
    When I made the tomato soup I accidentally used the diced tomato with green chilies so the soup was spicy. When it’s time to remake this soup, I will have the right can of diced tomato 🙂

  28. dee says:

    5 stars
    i love tomato soup, but since i’m lactose intolerant, i’ve been searching for a tasty creamy non-dairy alternative. now i’ve found it! what a great challenge and tasty recipes – thanks for the wonderful healthy recipes

  29. Debbie says:

    5 stars
    I loved this carrot soup ! It was creamy … added in a dash of cinnamon at the end to spice up . Loved the 10 day soup challenge … Tomato Basil soup & Healthy soup is a hit

  30. JoAnn Witkowski says:

    5 stars
    I surprised myself and completed the challenge. It was great to feel part of a group who appreciates plant based food. So often I feel out of place with family and friends who are meat based meals consumers. I feel I learned that onions, garlic, celery and spices change a recipe and soup bases can be changed from vegetable broth to coconut or almond milk. Most importantly do not be afraid of changes and give new ideas a try.

  31. Eunice Z says:

    5 stars
    My favorite is the tomato soup. It tastes like the one with dairy. I like the ultimate detox soup, too, because it is like a meal and I have been switching to eating plant-based. This challenge gave me more dairy-free, meat-free soups in my arsenal of healthy recipes.

  32. Eva McGuire says:

    5 stars
    The 10 day soup challenge was amazing. Each recipe was different but still tasty. I loved the variety, how quick and easy they were to make especially if you prepped the veggies ahead. It is hard to pick a favorite- the Thai coconut was yummy but so was the roasted red pepper and you can’t forget the minestrone or black bean. I was amazed that I ate delicious, flavorful, healthy soups every day and most days twice for 10 days and would do it again. Thanks to the sponsors and the incredible cooks that shared their recipes.

  33. Teresa says:

    I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical if I could make 10 soups in 10 days, but it was great fun! I enlisted the help of my husband and we enjoyed cooking and rating the soups each evening for dinner. I tried new types of recipes, notably the roasted red pepper soup. I have always been intimidated by the thought of roasting red peppers, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and now I know how easy it is. I will definitely be considering more roasted pepper recipe options in the future. There were several soups that will be in my rotation now:
    Thai Coconut, Spicy Roasted Red Pepper, 1-Pot Paprika Corn Chowder, and the “grand prize winner” Carrot Ginger (most elegant, flavorful, and eye-appealing). Thanks for the opportunity to try new recipes and to share results and comments with the soup challenge community!

  34. Tiffany B says:

    5 stars
    I really enjoyed all these soups but my favorite was the Thai Coconut Soup. It was so easy to make and really packs a flavor punch. My family even talked about some other favorite vegetables to add when we make it next time. It will definitely be in our regular rotation.
    This challenge helped me branch out from my normal routine of salads for lunch. I will have soups to enjoy this winter to get in my daily veggies when it is cold and I’m not in the mood for salads.

  35. Judy S. says:

    I loved most of the soups, but the very first tomato soup was the favorite for me and my family. I actually had to make an two extra batches of it because after I shared with mom, aunt, uncle, sister, niece, nephew and, of course, my husband and daughter, everyone wanted more! Second runner up was the black bean. One thing that I received from doing this challenge was a few soup meals to put into rotation! And one (the tomato) that my very carnivorous husband even LOVED!! It’s tricky to find recipes that satisfy my vegan self and daughter as well as my meat-eating husband.

  36. Jenny dunivan says:

    5 stars
    Well I’m have a few favorite soup but as of today it’s A toss up between red lentil curry and carrots ginger. I like them because I was surprised not only in the flavors but in how good and nutrition they are .that my kid ate them and I found I really like them. As positive results my whole family has eating more and wider verity of veggies and my son said he feels better and I can keep doing this. Think green smoothie will be are next try because I can’t do soup in the summer. To hot here for that.

    • Jennifer Smith says:

      5 stars
      I will have to say my favorite recipe from the challenge is the tomato. It was a simple and classic soup that was well liked in my family. This challenge help me work on my meal prep planning and gave me more than a few new meals to add to my rotation. I definately ate more meatless meals and introduced most of these recipes to my coworkers when I took left overs to work to share. Thank you for setting up this challenge.

  37. Soup’n It in Nebraska says:

    5 stars
    These were all awesome soup recipes, but I think my favorite was the Thai Coconut Soup. I really enjoyed the challenge; I’ve got lots of leftovers in the freeze to enjoy throughout the winter. The one thing I learned was to try a variety of different soups rather than sticking with my traditional chicken noodle and chili and to venture outside my comfort zone.

  38. Coral Leonard says:

    5 stars
    This challenge came as I was recovering from my first fling with heart trouble–AFib. It started days after I was released from being hospitalized. I wanted food I could control, that wouldn’t keep me up until midnight preparing, that wouldn’t be inflammatory, and that I could share, since I didn’t want to do my normal cooking for me and then the rest of my food hounds. Simple Green Angels (that’s how I’m seeing you), you wrote this challenge for me. All these soups turned out to be winners, for keeping on my “regulars” list. I admit that I didn’t keep to the order of the group. I started with the carrot ginger–“creamy”!. Then I went to the detox–it gave me a good bang for minimum pre-chop. The variety in all these soups is one of my favorite things. The good news all around is that this food is helping to keep me in safe ranges for my medical parameters, and we have all been loving it. I added rotisserie chicken and other pre-chopped veg, like butternut squash, liberally when wanted by my other eaters. Mine, I kept as on my printout. Way easy. These aren’t the first of your soups I’ve craved–my first was your broccoli–makes me hungry thinking of it. I know you like to help make us feel healthy. I am more mobile and have lost six pounds–I’m crediting this challenge, because the recipe simplicity has helped leave time for moving my moves (I’m doing aqua PT.) My gratitude is yours: I dedicate my regular heartbeat to you.

  39. Shannon K Denbow says:

    5 stars
    I really liked the soup challenge. Although the challenge, for me, was more about getting my comments in. I spent hours and awhile I made every soup, I was only able to comment on a few. I thought I had also posted on all but 3 (Because it kept erroring out), but when i went back to look, I couldnt find my entry. I became more than frustrated. I know that in today’s COVID world, the Internet is stretching its limits with bandwidth but it just seemed to be very difficult. That being said, I am very disheartened that one of my goals was to learn your site Simplegreensmoothies.com, but also to be able to have the chance to win the vitamix. I recently have had some major health issues (Recent = 13 months) and I have really been struggling. I have looked at Plant Based diets for a very long time and your site is really amazing and I really enjoyed it. Not being able to comment on some of the recipes I guess made me ineligible to be in the drawing and that is very disheartening. Personally, I would strongly recommend that rather than rate the recipes or on a blog, just make one central area to comment on each of the daily entries. It would be so much easier for everyone who wants to participate.. My favorite soups were black bean and the corn chowder. They are my favorites anyway, but these were different and quite awesome.

  40. Karen McCullough says:

    It was nice not to have to think about meal planning during the time I was doing this challenge. Having the shopping list and pre-planned set of soups to work from made it easy. My favorite soup was the Thai coconut soup, which is really surprising since I really do not like coconut! It was just different from most other soups I’ve made and I liked the change.

  41. Kathleen says:

    Idk So many good soups! And I’m not I’m really a soup person! Think I really loved the corn chowder, red pepper and tomato best. Which is unlike me because I’m mostly a chunky soup person.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Love how many rawkstars are learning new things about their tastes with this challenge. 🙂

  42. Triple A says:

    5 stars
    This was an amaging plant based soup challenge. I have wven shared this experience with others who are on the same pathway. I have gained mixing some amazong flavors and even creativity mxing some leftovers with each other. One day at a time with a lifestyle change makes all the difference . So the most like soup for me was the black bean. The creaminess of this and the preparation were both perfect .
    Thank you and I look forward to continuing the journey!

  43. Triple A says:

    5 stars
    This was an amazing plant based soup challenge. I not only gained blending some amazing flavors to acquire a masterpiece but I even had a little creativity by combining a few leftovers which was a bigger soup challenge win. I have 3 soups that I missed attempting to keep up on the daily challenge. But I have shared this great event with others who are on the same path as I. Beyond greatfull for this opportunity as I continue to transition within this lifestyle change.

  44. Jenn says:

    The Tai Coconut was my fave. It was a new flavor profile for me and absolutely delicious. Loved this challenge…showed me how easy eating healthier really is! Thank you!!!!

    • Brenda says:

      5 stars
      Carrot Ginger is in my top 3 soups!!!! YUM- definitely making this next week & again for Halloween (so vibrantly festive). I blended it in the blender and topped wit chives. THANK YOU so very much for this great challenge. I am going to up my soup game from now on! Brenda

  45. Leah Waring says:

    5 stars
    I love this challenge because each these soups were so easy to make and just perfect for the time of year! My favorite was the tomato soup and the roasted red pepper.

  46. Sheila says:

    5 stars
    I have loved every single soup during this challenge!! A favorite is hard to pick…Spicy Roasted Red Pepper, Paprika Corn Chowder, Black Bean, Thai Coconut….
    I made a 2 or 3 soups ahead on the first few days of the challenge. I halved the recipes to save on cost and ingredients. I froze them in 1 cup cubes. On each day, I ate the designated soup for lunch. I know have almost 20 cubes of frozen cubes of healthy, delicious, plant-based soups! I loved the variety of recipes.
    Thank you for inviting me to do the challenge!!

  47. Dan says:

    5 stars
    Made all these recipes for the soup challenge, and I was shocked that I enjoyed so many of them! I would even have soup as leftovers the next day with most recipes.

  48. Melisa AlJamal says:

    5 stars
    Soup Challenge Summary: Overall the Soup Challenge has been a tremendous and fulfilling experience because of the health benefits, opportunity to learn new recipes, and try new ingredients that I have never tried before.
    My favorite Soups:
    >Black Bean – very robust and so simple with the Vitamix.
    >Paprika Corn Chowder – amazing flavor with opportunity to learn and try fire roasted corn and nutritional yeast.
    >Spicy Roasted Red Pepper-first time I’ve tried RRP and it was smooth great taste with a hint of kick.
    >Thia Coconut Soup-smooth coconut flavor with curry paste & cashew cream which I truly love
    Red Lentil Curry-great flavor and kick with the curry spice

    I started this soup challenge 10 days ago 6 lbs heavier. Eating plant based has allowed me to change how I feel physically. I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) in March which is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles and by eating plant based it has allowed for a relief in the inflammation that I experience and overall I feel better with healthier plant based meals with lots of veggies. Improvement so much so that I think this will me a permanent change in my diet to minimize all meat except proteins like chicken and the healthfullness of fish. True appreciation to all the soup contributors and and #simplegreensmoothies for the impact you’ve had on my life these past 10 days.

    #10daysoupchallenge
    #simplegreensmoothies
    #Vitamix

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Melisa!!! We’re so excited that the power of plants has made this amazing difference for you! Keep us posted on how things go. xoxo

  49. Ruth Coleman says:

    5 stars
    What a fun challenge! We were traveling for part of the challenge so I did not make all the soups buy the ones I did I loved. I took soup ingredients to my daughters house and made the minestrone while visiting. It was terrific! I think i I say my favorite was the corn chowder because it got very favorable responses from everyone! And one outcome for me is that my freezer is stocked with soups as we could not eat all the soup every day, Winner, winner, soup for dinner!

  50. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    Sensational soups!
    The past 10 days have been fun! With a bit of prep work anyone can have healthy and delicious meals. The best part of simple green smoothies soup challenge is being in a community where you can share your thoughts or post a question.
    My favourite soup was the Thai coconut soup! The bold Thai flavours take over. It’s jammed packed with veggies!
    From doing this challenge I was easily able to increase my veggie intake. The best part is that my kids even liked some of the soups! Talk about a win!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      You hit the nail on the head Kelly with prep. Planning ahead is key to eating healthy and totally leads to success. Way to rawk it!

  51. Richard says:

    This has been a difficult challenge. Once past the novelty, I had to finish the leftovers myself. I would have love to get a little breather in between like 10 soups in 15 days. I will cook the remaining soups over the next few days. My favorite soup so far is the Day 5 Detox soup.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Glad you tackled this with us, Richard! Remember that most soups freeze really well, so be sure to put your freezer to work for you next time you find yourself with too much.

  52. Suellyn says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely loved making all the soups for this challenge! I had never really made many vegan soups before so I was really interested in the variety of recipes. I liked having pre-made grocery lists which made shopping easy and fast.
    As a diabetic, my glucose numbers were in range every single day while following this challenge. I intend to continue soups as quick lunches especially since I froze several of these.
    Cashew cream was delicious and I loved how easy that was to make.
    I lost eight pounds too and overall, I have just felt better during the past ten days.
    It’s really hard to pick a favorite soup because they were all yummy, but I’d give the minestrone an A+ for flavor and texture.
    Thank you for creating this amazing challenge!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Holy soup, Suellyn! 8 lbs?! That’s incredible. You get an A+ from us. 🙂

  53. Paola says:

    5 stars
    All the soups were great! If I had to decide I really enjoyed the the vegan Tomato soup because it was filling. Second Roasted Red Pepper Soup. My husband First was Paprika Corn Chowder. I enjoyed the Black Bean Soup. They were filling and easy to make. Participating in the soup challenge my family got in their vegetables and I dropped some weight! An added bonus.

  54. Kelly says:

    It’s been such a fun 10-day soup challenge! Our favorite, hands-down, was the Thai Coconut. I added extra Thai curry paste, extra carrots, and some garden tomatoes. It made plenty for leftovers which is another win!
    All that coconut was particularly helpful because I’m detoxing from an intestinal bug. And, we both lost a couple pounds! Yay for results!
    Kudos for setting up this challenge and helping us get into the healthy autumn mood. It’s been fun! Let’s do it again!

  55. Johanne says:

    5 stars
    The ten day challenge was great. It was fun to know what i was making from day to day and that my choices were healthy and easy to make. I was not sure how my hubby would react to this challenge but he was looking forward to the new soup each day. I have certainly gotten a better appreciation for easy plant based soups and will be looking for more meal ideas. I also truly enjoyed the soups, my favorite being the detox lentil soup.

  56. Marie-Andrée says:

    I love Simple Green Smoothies challenges in general, and to join the 10 days soup challenge seemed like a evidence! With the days getting colder and the harvests so plenty, the timing was just perfect. I love the uses of such à variety of produce, yet without being cumbersome. The challenge was well tough of, easy to follow, with a variety of recipes to please people of all tastes. The recipes are easy to execute, and the fact that we can adjust them to our tastes, dietary requirements or simply to accommodate the other person in our family is simply great. I like the conviviality of the support group, the constant follow-up, the email answering, and the great document you put together. Linking different sites is also awesome, opening our horizons to a healthy path. I have a few close favourites, detox soup is definitely in my palette, but i love the corn chowder the most as it is very different to what i would normally do. I like the mix of flavours and textures, crunchy, smooth and sweet and salty. Thank you for that great experience, can’t wait for the next challenge!

  57. Sonja Davis says:

    5 stars
    Good afternoon;
    It’s very difficult, for me anyway, to say which soup I liked the most. Each one surprised me with it’s own flavor, each one had it’s own distinctive ingredients and each one had it’s own personality. I can tell which I liked the least. Not because it was a bad soup but only due to the fact that peppers don’t like me. My husband liked all of them and he’s not even a Vegan. I’m not totally either but, yes but, am heading in that direction more and more. Meat is eaten not in many meals for me anymore. I love using my Vitamix for some of these soups. Am learning more and more of the capabilities these machines provide. Very impressive to say the least! I also receive my Protein Powder from Simple Green on a regular basis which has caused me to delve even more into smoothies. I enjoyed the group camaraderie amongst the other individuals both pro and con about each soup. Interesting how we all differ in so many ways with our taste buds both in consistency, spices, heat and so on. Excellent job by the organizers. Let’s do more of this, I’m in!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      We agree Sonja. Here’s to more soup in the future!

  58. jessica watkins says:

    5 stars
    I loved doing the soup challenge. It was fun to see everyone post pictures and was a positive experience. My favorite recipe was the lentil detox soup. The flavors were so great. The cilantro, turmeric and lemon. Just fantastic. Even my loved one who is afraid of anything healthy said it was, and I quote, delightful. That was a major win. I walked away with some great recipes and feel really healthy. Would do again.

  59. Jenni S says:

    5 stars
    I loved this challenge. It started right as the cold weather and some big storms rolled in at my house. So it was a perfect fit. So my two biggest take-aways: first, I don’t own enough spoons, and second, having an open mind and trying soups I thought I would hate was a good choice some of those turned out to be my favorite.

    My favorite soups were the Vegan Tomato Soup, Paprika Corn Chowder, and Ultimate Detox Soup. I liked the Red Lentil Curry just fine, but when I ate it as leftovers the next day it was even better and deserves a spot in the favorites as a make in advance soup.

    This challenge had two big benefits for me. Having a plan and the groceries for dinner each day and not scrambling with the usual “what am I going to make for dinner?” was such a time and sanity saver. It also was a wonderful way for me to incorporate more vegetables into my day. I always feel better when my diet is filled with lots of fresh vegetables. ❤️

    • Jenni S says:

      Oh and I wanted to say that I really enjoyed going to the other ladies’ food/healthy living blogs and being introduced to some of their recipes. I saw some that looked delicious and they all have me as a new follower. The cookbook that is just recipes for moon milk?! Um Yes please!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So glad our friends are now your friends, Jenni!

  60. Leela says:

    The past 10 days have been excellent. As the weather cools I had some delicious soup to keep me warm. The soup also put a smile on my face because I was doing something good for myself (and will continue to do so).
    My favourite recipe was for the smoked paprika corn chowder. I LOVE smoked paprika and I LOVE corn. I never thought of a smoked paprika flavoured soup before though. Just excellent. It was also easy to make, which is a must for me, and it is really easy to clean up a single pot!
    I learned that I can make the time to feed my body better; I just have to DO it and I would continue to feel better all the time.

  61. Anna says:

    5 stars
    I jumped in to the 10 day soup challenge because it was an easy answer to “what’s for dinner?” I really enjoyed trying all of the recipes and going mostly meatless. I say mostly because I did have chicken stock in the fridge that I had just made because it is that time of year that stock should always be on hand for a warming, nutritious dinner. That said it was enjoyable trying all the vegetables in different ways. My favorite soup of the challenge was the roasted red pepper. I have never roasted peppers separately like that. The flavor was amazing and I will be using that technique for more than just soup. Thanks to all the contributors for their recipes!

  62. Ann Marie Loughlin says:

    I genuinely enjoyed this challenge. Getting the grocery list was a huge help. And my menu was planned for me. The Ultimate Detox Soup was my absolute favorite. I make lentil soup quite often, but never with green lentils, ginger, turmeric and lemon juice. Those flavors made my taste buds so happy. The Thai Coconut was my 2nd favorite because I have never had coconut milk or Thai spices.
    One result of this challenge was discovering that I did not miss meat, chicken for fish for the entire 10 days! And my husband was out of town so this gave me a focus and a purpose to eat more then just a salad.
    Thank you Jen.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So glad we could hang out with you in recipe form while your hubby was away! Thanks for joining us for this Ann Marie!

  63. Phil Bender says:

    5 stars
    I entered this 10-day soup challenge not knowing whether or not I was going to be able to complete it, I mean really, soup every day for 10-days plus needing a ton of room in my freezer for left overs, even when making only 2 servings for some soups, I just did not think was possible (especially the storage part). Well, I successfully completed the challenge and just went and reviewed, sometimes for a second time each of these wonderful soups, while also signing up for each Soup Makers newsletters to obtain more great recipes.

    During this process, I quickly learned on day one from making the Vegan Tomato Soup (my favorite by far that I already posted a long review telling you all why and repeated it when I rated it). that this challenge definitely was not just about making soup for 10-days, but instead how to eat and live a healthier life, something I tended to forget over the last several years, which now thanks to all your Soup Makers, both the Chefs that supplied these great tasting recipes, and many of you that took the time and effort to share your own personal comments that so many were very helpful and caused me to think more out of the box for flavors and pairings. I have finished this challenge relearning how easy and quick it is to make delicious meals out of soup without having to use animal protein and dairy that I thought I could not do without, but with each passing day became easier to do. I have no intention of returning to eating animal protein and dairy, and learned its now much easier to do than I thought – my overall heath will be much better for making this life changing decision.

    Wow, I never thought using poultry seasoning with tofu could resemble the taste of chicken – hello! Cashew cream I have made 4 times already in either 1 or 2 cup portions that always came out rich and creamy. The suggestions on how to vary the taste by using different ingredients to give it a whole new flavor was phenomenal, so many uses and a little bit goes a long way in boosting flavor without needing all kinds of dairy products; never thought that was possible from raw cashews. Since I bought organic raw cashews in bulk at one of those big box stores cheaply, I decided to try making cashew milk and loved it with my oatmeal and smoothies that use spinach in for many I make – home made is so much better then store bought!

    As I am reflecting more on all the different spices I either never used or disliked in the past but wanted to try again after only bad experiences, I was amazed at how much I really liked them in these soup recipes, such as smoked paprika, Thai curry red paste, thyme, cumin, turmeric, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, and poultry seasoning I am convinced complement foods and make them so much better in a way to enjoy food more. There were a lot of links shared for Indian and Palestinian food which was not only vegan based to help me continue on this quest that I bookmarked as I read them, but one recipe I found time to make the other day, roasted eggplant with spiced chickpeas and tomato that was soooo good. Of everything that I enjoyed from participating in this soup challenge, the top #1 item I am grateful of learning from a post was the tip of using quart size freezer bags to put soup in and frozen flat that I can also use stored up – I got my freezer back!! This was mind blowing advice that also kept me in the challenge participating each day plus I didn’t run out of plastic storage bins to use. Thank you everyone, although this challenge has come to an end, I’ll continue on this community board and look forward to the rest of my life eating much healthier and feeling better.

  64. Diane Duda says:

    5 stars
    It’s been great having soup every night and leftovers the following days!! My favorite(s) are the Red Lentil Curry, Thai Coconut and Black Bean Soups. The others are a very close second! Thank you so much for sharing these delicious and healthy soups. It’s been fun!!

  65. Renee Lembcke says:

    5 stars
    Hi, just want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved for organising this challenge and sharing all of these recipes. I have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.
    I have a few favourite soups, but my most favourite is the Thai coconut soup, its heaven in a bowl. I love Thai flavour, the creaminess and spice, and the zucchini noodles and the crunch from the cashews. Yum! And how simple it is to make.
    What I have gained from this challenge is it has given me the kick up the butt I have needed to get back into eating better for my health. And it’s another way to add more veg into our life. Once again thank you ❤

  66. Pamela says:

    5 stars
    this soup challenge has been awesome! I loved all the recipes however the red lentil curry soup was my favorite. Red lentil soup has been a favorite the last few years, I remember the first time I made it my husband (not realizing it was meat free) said it was the best soup he ever had…the Simple Green recipe has given mine a run for it’s money. I am happy to say he likes this one too and it will definitely be a cold weather favorite from now on.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Sweater weather is so great for soups. Stay cozy Pamela!

  67. Vicky White says:

    5 stars
    I loved the whole experience of 10 days of healthy whole food plant based ingredients!
    My favorite was the minestrone soup. I doubled the oregano and thyme to 1 tsp each. Perfect flavor!
    I loved hearing others comments about altering ingredients making the soup delicious for them! I enjoyed learning about the recipe owners and their blogs. This was a great springboard for more exposure! I loved that I could just pin the recipe and have it available for later!!!

  68. Susan Kidd says:

    5 stars
    Wow! Where do I start? This has been such a fun 10 days of soup! I think it’s a three way tie between the Tomato, Thai Coconut, and the Black Bean. I have so thoroughly enjoyed knowing that I was feeding my family nutrient dense, good food! As a Mom to a 22, 20, and 16 year old…I’ve had my fair share of fast food nights! These recipes prove that with a little bit of prep, I can put together a quick and healthy dinner for my family. And funny thing, I’m not tired of soup yet! I’m on the hunt for a healthy version of a creamy potato soup!
    Thanks to everyone who put this together!

  69. Tracee says:

    5 stars
    This was a wonderful challenge, thank you for all these delicious recipes. I loved all of them. My favorite was the vegan tomato soup and then the minestrone soup. I took away from this challenge a 10 wonderful and healthy recipes to add to my weekly meal rotation. Thank you again!!

  70. Aniqa says:

    5 stars
    To be very honest I joined the 10 day Soup challenge in hopes of winning the Vitamix because I really need it and never owned it but boy oh boy just fell in love with the soups. I never thought I and the kids would be enjoying the soups everyday and those too only plant based. Today my teenager asked excited what is the soup of the day Simply Loved the experience. Thank you so much Jen for putting it together and sharing these amazing healthy soup recipes.
    Favorite is hard to pick however if I have to I’ll pick carrot ginger soup however definitely will be making detox , coconut Thai ( with siracha) and roasted red pepper again and again.
    Along the way I discovered unexpected love of soups, everyday fresh home cooking is not that hard and surprisingly found out that I’m not missing eating meat that much. ( Just had it a couple of times in 8/10 days). Maybe I’m ready to try plant based diet for a month or more that I’ve been planning to do forever but thought wouldn’t last that long.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Aniqa, this is so amazing! We love that your whole family has now fallen in love with these recipes. Hooray for homemade, plant based love straight from your kitchen!

  71. Angela W says:

    5 stars
    The 10-Day Soup Challenge was so much fun as I love soup. I loved all of the recipes except I’m allergic to coconut and couldn’t do that one. My absolute favorite is the Black Bean Soup. The ingredients were basic and easy to find, and the actual putting together of the soup was quick, and the taste was delicious. I’m all for recipes that have easy to find ingredients and that do not take a long time to prepare and cook. I still have a little bit of Black Bean soup leftover so I’m having it for dinner with a large salad and baked tortilla chips.

  72. Jacqueline B Mapp says:

    5 stars
    Love soup and I appreciate eating a healthy prepared soup can be quite satisfying, especially when accompanied by a salad. This broadened my palate.
    Will definitely make these again.
    Was able to use the Thai Curry as a sauce for other dishes.
    Thanks for inviting me to join.

  73. Jeannette Pepin says:

    5 stars
    My favorite soup from the challenge was the Vegan Tomato Soup. So good with a toasted vegan cheese sandwich. Thank you so much for this 10 day challenge. I learned how easy it is to make a really healthy pot of goodness from scratch. Definitely will use these recipes again!

  74. michele says:

    First of all I would like to thank everyone for putting together this challenge. I know how hard and time consuming it is to put an event together! Great job!
    While all the recipes were packed with healthy and fresh ingredients and all brought a different twist and taste to the table my favorite was the tomato. I started making homemade tomato soup one day when I didn’t have any Campbell’s on the shelf. So it was nice to try someone else’s. And it was so yummy and packed with so much flavor. My runner up to the tomato was the Thai Coconut. While I am not a fan of coconut or curry this one was hard for me to get excited about. But I loved it!! While all the soups and this challenge was something to look forward to each and every day, the best part was the day my daughter called and ask me if I wanted to join with her. She lives on her own now so we don’t get a chance to cook together much so it was nice talking and comparing notes while cooking and sending pics of our soups. We even had a girl’s weekend getaway and brought all the ingredients with us and made them together. So in closing this challenge not only provided me with some healthy and new soup ideas it gave me lasting memories of enjoying my time with me daughter.
    Thank you again

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Making memories with your daughter over soup has us getting all the good feels Michele! We’re so glad it gave you that time together. xoxo

  75. Kate Mabry says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for taking the time to share such healthy and practical soup recipes with us! I have 37 rescues so have not tried them yet but will soon as fall is just around the corner in the Deep South!

    I will make the black bean soup first!

  76. Rafaele Venezio says:

    5 stars
    I loved the Carrot Ginger Soup because it has a bit of sweetness from the coconut milk and carrots and a little kick from the ginger, garlic and cumin. It’s a perfect blend of healthy comfort on a chilly autumn day. I’ve had a little cold and this soup hits the spot. It’s creamy and very filling. I added some vegan parmesan cheese to it and served it up with a couple of slices of toasted cauliflower thins with vegan butter, avocado slices seasoned with a little sea salt and garlic/onion powder. Delicious! This challenge is great for this time of year.

  77. Nicki M says:

    5 stars
    My family loved the Thai Coconut Soup! It was so easy to make. I really enjoyed finding new plant-based recipes for the fall & winter.

  78. Nancy W says:

    5 stars
    I have truly enjoyed these past 10 days! My freezer is chock full of healthy soup leftovers. My favorite soup genuinely surprised me, and it was the Tomato Soup. I normally am not a huge fan of tomato soup but this one was outstanding. It was also my partner’s favorite, and we never agree on anything. I think it would make a great healthier alternative to pasta sauce with all the hidden veggies. My second favorite is Carrot Ginger, which I turned into a curry carrot ginger soup.

    I’ve learned the following:
    1) I need a bigger freezer.
    2) All soups start with onion, carrots and celery.
    3) If a soup doesn’t start with mirepoix it’s still delicious.
    4) I learned the term mirepoix.
    5) Roasting veggies before making soup enhances and sweetens the flavors.
    6) Soup makes an awesome quick breakfast.

    Thanks for the organizing this challenge, and I was happy to be introduced to a few blogs that I hadn’t been to before. Cheers!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Aw Nancy! I think we all learned from your list too! Thank you SO much for doing this 10 Day Soup Challenge with us. 🙂

    • Tiffany Saboo says:

      5 stars
      I loved this challenge! My favorites were the corn chowder, detox soup, and the creamy tomato!
      I learned that there are simple recipes out there and it is completely possible to make homemade soup everyday with minimal cook time and low cost ingredients. I’ve also never been keen on tomato’s and have never made or had tomato soup before and it turned out to be one of my favorites! I’ll have to try the smoothie challenge next!

  79. Meagan Lee says:

    5 stars
    The Autumn 10-day Soup Challenge had so many soups I never would have tried on my own. The Paprika Corn Chowder was so delicious and probably my favorite. However, It may be a toss up with the Roasted Red Pepper and the Detox Lentil (that broth!).

    • Meagan Lee says:

      5 stars
      I should mention that doing 10 days of soups made me realize how much I love soups but also that I really missed my green salads

  80. Erin says:

    5 stars
    This challenge was so interesting! I am not a soup lover, so that in and of itself was a challenge, yet there are soups I will definitely be making again (minestrone, tomato, detox). This was fun!

  81. Warren says:

    5 stars
    Living with someone that does not really like or even enjoy eating veggies made this challenge just that, a challenge.
    But not surprisingly there were at least a few soups that have been added to the “Needs Repeating” recipe book. The Thai Coconut Soup was the biggest hit with the pickiest of eaters.
    Which was very surprising because she is not a big fan of coconut or veggies and was dreading eating that one the whole time. But then she reached for the ladle to get another helping. Winner-Winner, Veggie Soup Dinner.
    However, modifications were made. I used 2 cans of coconut milk and added one (1) cup of veggie broth then frying the curry paste in a bit of canola oil before adding the coconut milk helped with bringing out the flavor more as well.
    Also, my elderly parents enjoyed their soup deliveries when we had too much left over. They would call at night asking if there was any of that day’s soup left for them to try.
    I am sure that they want to try more of what Simple Green Smoothies has to offer. So… challenge accepted.
    As stated previously, I made several modifications and have a few more that we want to try on some of the soups as well.
    For example using Spicy Red Pepper Soup as a stock/base to change the flavor profile of the other soups or to reduce down to make a pizza sauce.
    Looking forward to more challenges in the future.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Falling in love with new recipes and veggies, sharing soup with family – this sounds like you had an amazingly successful challenging challenge Warren. Way to rawk it!

  82. Caroline says:

    5 stars
    Was a very delicious 10 day challenge. My favorite recipe was the smoky corn chowder!!! Shared with my mom and sister and they both loved the flavor as much as I do!
    Filling but not heavy!! Crusty bread and meal is complete.

  83. Monique Baysinger says:

    5 stars
    LOVED this challenge!! Really enjoyed finding some new favorites and some new recipes to try! Ended up full and happy with every recipe! Annnnndddd…. one result was that I lost some weight to boot!! Yay me!! Even my husband, who is not a big “soup guy” (It’s okay for him, but he doesn’t crave it like I do!) said that he was enjoying this challenge. Win!! !! My favorite was the Thai Coconut — yum!!! So delicious and so crave-able. Thanks for this fantastic challenge and the fantastic recipes! Come on, fall and winter, I ‘m ready for ya!! :- )

  84. Monique Baysinger says:

    LOVED this challenge!! Really enjoyed finding some new favorites and some new recipes to try! Ended up full and happy with every recipe! Annnnndddd…. one result was that I lost some weight to boot!! Yay me!! Even my husband, who is not a big “soup guy” (It’s okay for him, but he doesn’t crave it like I do!) said that he was enjoying this challenge. Win!! 🙂 !! My favorite was the Thai Coconut — yum!!! So delicious and so crave-able. Thanks for this fantastic challenge and the fantastic recipes! Come on, fall and winter, I ‘m ready for ya!! :- )

  85. Mary Madden says:

    3 stars
    This 10 day soup challenge was a good experience for me; it got me used to the preparation process and introduced me to different ways to use the spices. My two favorites were the vegan tomato soup, the classic minestrone, and the detox soup. I did not like the vegan chicken noodle soup, or the roasted pepper soup, or the black bean soup, but I ended up liking the carrot ginger soup, and the detox soup ended up being one of my favorites, even though I was not looking forward to making either one of those. I had trouble rating the last few soups as it was not clear how to do so and a couple of them said I made duplicate comments, which I hadn’t, so I don’t understand that. It could have been more user friendly, but I am not very tech savvy anyway.
    Thanks for the challenge!

  86. Debb Walker says:

    5 stars
    I really enjoyed the 10-Day Soup challenge and it was hard to pick just one favorite! My top 3 were the Tomato Soup, Roasted Red Pepper Soup & Thai Coconut Soup. Most of the soups were total change of what foods I normally would eat & who knew roasting peppers was so easy! I learned a lot from the Jen & the challenge, along with the members for tips & ideas and that prepping/chopping makes it quick to pull together a meal that is satisfying, tastes great & is good for me too! And big take away was I’ve been making it too difficult to add veggies and it really isn’t – a smoothie and/or a soup are easy to do 🙂

  87. Vee says:

    5 stars
    The 10 day soup challenge was a great way to get my husband on board with some nutrition updates (he’s pretty meat and potatoes guy)! My fave was the Thai soup with extra mushrooms, next time I’ll also add tofu. His was the pepper and the corn paprika. Our kids enjoyed sampling the soups as well! I’ve been having some digestive difficulties and doing this challenge helped even out my system, thank you!!!

  88. Gail Birmingham says:

    I loved this soup challenge! I decided to keep the whole 10 days pretty light to move off of a 6week weight loss plateau. And it worked! The soups were delicious. It’s hard to choose a favorite! I especially loved the Thai Coconut Soup, the Detox Soup and the Classic Minestrone! Plus the concept of adding a bit of pesto as a topping…..Life changing! Lol! Thanks for putting this together!

  89. Terri Ertlmeier says:

    5 stars
    Well I made it thru the 10 day soup challenge. I had to take a break over the weekend but got back on the wagon that Monday. My real goal for this whole challenge was to focus on getting more plant based products especially vegetables into our household and on to our table. My husband had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery a few years back and we have slowly tried to get more vegetables, less sugar and less meat in our diet.This is one of the main reasons why I joined rawk the year recipes. I have to watch out for not too much protein as I am a kidney stone pron person and my husband needs to be on a good plan as well as I do. I am pretty flexible with what I eat. I am not a big pepper type fan or even tofu but I would give it a try. My spouse not as much. There were a few he was not touching. If it had kale, peppers, onions he was not going to eat it. So I had to improvise a few times. For example onions some I cooked down to nothing and grinded them up in my vitamix. Others I switched out to spices. The big winner in our house was the first one. The Vegan tomato soup was both our fav at this house. I even made extra and froze it. It was creamy and was just as good if not better than our canned standby-no names here but I think you get it. After I finished cooking it I toped it off with a little oat milk on the top of it just to make it look creamy in design. The next one was the Black Bean Soup. Really liked this one but I had to use my vitamix first because I had to get the red pepper and onion down very fine. So no immersed blender for me on this one. Once I did that I dropped in the black beans and the chicpeas. Big winner but my first fav is still the Tomato Soup. And lastly out of all 10 the third one was Paprika Corn Chowder. Again I had to get my vitamix out for some fine tuning the onions. I did that mainly by using the almond milk and adding the onions, garlic smoked paprika and salt/pepper. Then finished up at noted on recipe. The challenge is worth it. It really provides you some insight on additional options and I could see a few of these becoming a go to during the fall and winter. I may try the Vegan tomato soup by roasting my tomatoes and see how fresh comes out. Had so much fun with the challenge and learning the creativity of others so that I could be more flexible.

  90. Lisa D says:

    5 stars
    This was an amazing experience! I’m always looking for more clean recipes to add to my family’s meal rotation, and these recipes have each earned a special place in our family meal planning. I thought I’d burn out on so many soups, but each one was amazing, and I was especially pleased by how easy they are to make. Simple ingredients, 30-60 min from start to finish, and a delicious result every time.
    The most enlightening result I found was discovering how nourished and satisfied I felt at the end of each meal and for several hours afterward. I had no idea soup could be so filling!
    Thank you for putting this together and creating such a lovely community. I look forward to finding more awesome recipes!

    • Lisa D says:

      5 stars
      I forgot to leave my favorite recipe! I think the corn chowder was my favorite. I had no idea what to expect from it, but the flavor explosion was divine! My husband and I are fighting over the leftovers! 😀

  91. Haylee Brown says:

    5 stars
    I loved being a part of this soup challenge! The vegan tomato soup was my favorite! It has so many vegetables in it and so delicious! I shared it with my neighbor and she loved it too!

  92. Jill says:

    5 stars
    The tomato soup was hands down our family favorite! I made the cashew cream to go along with it- it was absolutely amazing! My 8 year old was astonished when I told her how many veggies were in it- then she asked for more! We’ll definitely put it in our dinner rotation. But to be honest- we weren’t disappointed with any of the soups- they were all delicious! Thank you for all of your hard work putting the challenge together- you are all very talented!!

  93. Shirley P says:

    4 stars
    I (and hubby) have really enjoyed the soup challenge. It has given me some new soup recipes and it has been great seeing what everyone else did with their recipes. I will definitely be making all of the soups again. My favourite one was the vegan tomato soup, but I really enjoyed the corn chowder one as well! Thanks Jen for organising the challenge and thanks too to all the group members for making the group a fun place to interact!

  94. Linda P. Sency says:

    4 stars
    Very, very good. Even made the cashew cream which topped it off! A definite make-again soup.

  95. Anne Hartman says:

    5 stars
    Loved this challenge! I always plan to make more soups in the Fall, and I love the 5-day shopping lists and having dinners already planned. My husband and I enjoyed making the soups together. Our favorite was the Detox soup – there were no leftovers that night! Enjoyed making the cashew cream also. The result from the challenge for us – more healthy, delicious soups we are familiar with making, and experience with new flavors like the cashew cream. We will definitely make many of these soups again!

  96. Kris M says:

    5 stars
    I enjoyed the 10 day soup challenge. I learned how to incorporate more vegetables into my daily diet. Got the hang of my immersion blender and will be using it more often now. I rarely used it in the past. My favorite recipe in the soup challenge was the Carrot Ginger Soup. Fantastic! Where has this recipe been all my life. I loved it and will be making it often. I was even licking the immersion blender blade, as if it was frosting hanging onto beaters. Best part of this soup was how fresh and balanced it tasted. An added benefit from the 10 day soup challenge was I lost 3lb without making any other changes to my day. I’m glad to have found the Simple Green Smoothies website and all the other recipe contributors. I’m glad to have more vegan recipes. Thank you to everyone who put this together, I’m sure it was a lot of work; it is very much appreciated!

  97. Karen Spector says:

    5 stars
    I love soup. It is so comforting and that is why I love VITAMIX. This soup challenge was perfect for my type of eating. The Thai Coconut Soup is my favorite comfort soup. It has just the right amount of flavor and zing to make me smile. I am able to eat soups because they are easy to digest and I add all the spices and vegetables to add the right flavors that I enjoy. All the different soups over the last ten days gives me an opportunity to tune up my variety of soups to have on hand for when I want to change up my eating.

  98. Cherylene Hidano says:

    This was an excellent series of soup recipes. I really like the tomato soup. I have not made all the recipes yet as it’s a lot of soup but I intend to try all of them in them in the next week. I especially want to say that they are great and easy to make. Saves so much time slaving in the kitchen. I also want to say that cashew cheese is great to add to the soups snd the cinnamon vanilla is a winner on toast. Most of all I hope to keep the recipes with each presentation as they have more plant based recipes that we can use in our daily cooking. Thankful for your putting this together. You are marvelous. Mahalo from Hawaii.

  99. Mikayla Lepole says:

    5 stars
    I decided to ask my mom to do this challenge with me, since we no longer live together and don’t have the ability to cook together anymore. This was such a fun way to stay in touch and chat every night. After making our soups and sending each other pictures we shared our opinions and our experiences with the soup. When we made a plan to go on a girls weekend during the soup challenge, we decided we should keep it going and make the soups together. Although it was fun making the soups apart, the best part was making the soups together and creating long lasting memories with her. For me, this was so much more than ‘a challenge’ it was a refresh of a mother daughter relationship and a lifelong memory that we will never forget.

    As far as the soups go, my favorite was definitely the Tomato soup. It was such a deliciously flavorful twist one a classic soup. It was packed with nutrients and whole ingredients that made me feel good about eating it. A close second for me was the Coconut Thai soup, it had such a yummy flavor that made me think that it could have come straight from a restaurant. I love the different variety of soups and flavors in this challenge, it made every day exciting and fresh. Would highly recommend this challenge not only for the memories but for the delicious flavors as well. Thank you for holding this challenge!! 🙂

  100. Stephanie M Nichoff says:

    5 stars
    I went out of my comfort zone and joined this challenge. I am not a big social media poster…but I do LOOK at other people’s posts frequently, lol. I felt very encouraged during this process and was thankful I could ask questions if I needed to. I am thankful I decided to do this and it was FUN!!!

    My favorite recipe was the 1-Pot Paprika Corn Chowder. I LOVE CORN 🙂 and the potatoes in it were just the gravy on top, lol. I have a close second which is the Carrot Ginger soup…..SO GOOD!!!! I love both of these recipes because they were easy to make and enjoyable to eat.

    One result I gained from doing this challenge is that I REMEMBERED what it was like to prep and be ready for meals. I enjoyed being in my kitchen again and I gained a community of support. I learned tips I would have never thought of from reading other people’s posts!!!

    This was an awesome challenge!!!

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