Make Something Monday: Raw Basil Avocado Soup

Today, I ended a 5 1/2 day juice & smoothie fast.My blender's never seen so much action...and that's saying a lot...but more on that later.

In blender-related news, tonight's post is about my first attempt at blending AND heating raw soup in my Vitamix!

For all the doubters [like myself] I would like to go on the record saying YES, the Vitamix actually DOES heat soup! And not just slightly-above-room-temperature warm either, we're talking steam-rising-from-the-bowl-but-you-won't-burn-the-roof-of-your-mouth hot!

It's amazing.

So, without further ado, here's my very first blender soup recipe:

1 avocado 1 handful spinach 1 garlic clove 1/4 c. red onion [set aside a few pieces to garnish] 2-3 basil leaves filtered water salt & pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in blender & process together until smooth. [Start on low speed & gradually move to high to ensure proper blending.] Add water as needed to achieve your desired soup texture. Continue to process on high for 2-4 minutes, until soup is heated. Pour into a bowl, garnish as desired, & enjoy.