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cream of broccoli soup - vegan, paleo, keto with cashew cream
Raw Broccoli Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This Raw Broccoli Soup is thick, creamy, nutty and very un-raw-broccoli-like. It's honestly the best cream of broccoli soup I've ever had. 

Servings: 2
Calories: 580 kcal
Raw Broccoli Soup
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/8 cup nutritional yeast (not raw)*
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
Cashew Cream
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked**
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice, optional
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
Cashew Cream
  1. Add all the cashew cream ingredients into a blender. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth. Season to taste. Set 1/2 cup of the cream aside and leave the rest in the blender.

Broccoli Soup
  1. Blend all the ingredients together with the remaining cashew cream. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth. Season to taste.
  2. To serve, pour the soup into bowls. Add a few spoonfuls of the set aside cashew cream and swirl it into the soup. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and a few leaves of parsley. Serve warm, straight from the blender.
  3. Store leftover soup covered in the refrigerator for a few days, though best within the first 24-48 hours.

Recipe Notes

*Nutritional yeast adds cheesiness to this soup. However, it's not raw so leave it out if you're going for 100% raw soup.
**Soak the cashews in water for at least 8 hours (or overnight) so they soften up and are easy to blend. To quick-soak cashews, pour boiling hot water over the cashews and soak for 1 hour uncovered. When the cashews are done soaking, drain the water and rinse the cashews thoroughly. (Note: if you do the quick soak, the soup will no longer be raw).
***Prep time does not include soaking the cashews (8 hours).

This recipe has been adapted from Alissa Cohen's cookbook Living on Live Food.

Nutrition Facts
Raw Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 of 2)
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.