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This raw cream of celery soup uses cashews as the cream base. It tastes surprisingly like traditional celery soup - but without the dairy. A blender is required.

Ingredients

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Directions

  • 1. Add all of the raw cream of celery soup recipe ingredients (except the last 1/2 cup of celery) to your high-speed blender.
  • 2. Blend in your high-speed blender. Start blending on low and work your way all the way up to high. Blend for a very long time so that the stringiness is blended and so that the soup recipe warms up nicely from the speed of your blender.
  • 3. Place your 1/2 cup chopped celery into a bowl. Pour blended celery soup mixture on top of the chopped celery. Mix gently with a spoon.
  • 4. Serve immediately. For an added touch, garnish with thinly sliced avocado.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw cream of celery soup recipes, similar to my other soup recipes (raw tomato soup and raw corn chowder) are so darn simple and a great add-on to a somewhat smaller raw vegan lunch or dinner.

I like this raw cream of celery soup recipe when I want something light and creamy at the same time. Raw soups actually make great snacks, too (especially once you get the hang of making them, you can throw them together super quick, like, 5 mins!)!

I can't really think of any major tips to give you. Just make sure that you blend this recipe up for a very long time so that it gets very blended and so that it warms up, as well. This raw cream of celery soup recipe makes enough for one big bowl or two very small appetizer cups.

Because celery can be stringy you'll definitely want to make sure that you use a high-speed blender for this raw celery soup concoction.

Cream of celery soup is close to my heart because apparently my mom ate nothing but cream of celery soup when she was pregnant with me!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Vitamin K.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Iron, and Vitamin B6.

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Hi Sarah,

Glad you found it easy and quick!

If you prefer, in most of my recipes you can omit the garlic since it is only really there for flavour.

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I've just made this for lunch. Very easy and quick to make (I like!) but I found it too garlicky for my taste (even though there was the tiniest smidge in there). Either my celery is not flavoursome (it is organic though) or my garlic is super-strong! Or, of course, it could be because I'm not a huge fan of garlic. Next time I'll try it without garlic.

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You are welcome, Catherine! If you enjoy soups, my raw red pepper soup seems to be a hit :) Also, you should def. try raw desserts :)

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Rachel's Review

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I made this in my blendtec. I doubled all of the ingredients except the nuts and subbed walnuts for the cashews. It was a rich and delicious lunch. That amount made about. 2 cups of soup and was filling for me. Thank you!

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Glad you enjoyed, Rachel. Good sub with the walnuts! :)

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Sarah's Review

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I used to really dislike celery but as I get older I pretty much eat anything. Super delish as is, but one day I subbed the water for coconut milk and added nutritional yeast.... wow. It tasted like an amazing clam chowder minus the clams! I was pleasantly surprised.

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Ooh, good one, Sarah! That sounds like it would taste great!

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Can y make this with food processor ?

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Hi Bianca! No, sorry, it is not possible to make this with a food processor. Use a blender.

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Tried this cream of celery soup. Very delicious! I tripled the recipe to make it for dinner, and next time I'll use 1/2 a clove less of garlic. Loved it though!

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Awesome, Ashleyjane! I'm glad you love the recipe! :)

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This soup was excellent - I added 4 persian cucumbers to it as well. Was a nice combo.

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Ooh, that sounds extremely tasty! :)

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This soup went well with a bit of Madras curry added and some diced sundried tomatoes sprinkled on top. I was amazed at not only how delicious it was, but so filling.

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Oooh, curry. Excellent add-in! :)

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I must admit, I was skeptical, but this is amazing!!! I love this soup! Can't I just eat this all week?

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lol, I hear you, Nikki! And you can do whatever you want! :)

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Great tasting soup. And more filling than I initially thought it would be.
Thanks for the recipe!

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Oh good, I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

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tasty soup....another hit! Thanks LJ!!

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Hi Annie! So glad you enjoyed :) <3

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could I add almonds instead of cashews or would it affect the flavor?

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Hi Gabby,

No, do not use almonds instead of cashews. It will affect the texture - it will be gritty since almonds are very pulpy.

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Fast and fabulous. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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You are welcome. I do love celery soup, myself!

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DELICIOUS! I just made my first hot item with my new VItamix and it was soooooo yummy! I have high blood pressure so I decreased the salt, started off with 1/8 tsp and it actually was great like that! So if you are used to not having allot of salt, I'd say start off with very little. I think next time I will add a bit of black pepper and paprika. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Looking forward to the next recipe I try =)

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Awesome, Gerry! (and you're welcome!) :)

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one word EXQUISITE and very light my mother and I enjoyed it very much!!!!

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Glad you both enjoyed it, Melinda! :)

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Hi Linda,

I'm glad you enjoyed the soup, Linda :)

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This I could eat every day, every single day. So creamy, tasty,light and filling at the same time. I had some red pepper in the fridge and added that chopped up with the celery so it was super colourful as well!

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Hi Nicola,

So glad you enjoyed! Nice job with the red pepper mix-ins - probably added a nice hint of sweetness too

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I never used nuts to make a soup creamy...great idea though!! will have to try that tomorrow :)

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Did you use the nuts, Whitney?

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This is one of the soups I made to freeze so I'd have food on hand for work. I loved it! I was surprised because I never enjoyed Campbell's version. :-)

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Hey Rhinda! Did it defrost okay? Did you have to blend it up again before eating?

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I'm wondering the same

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Love this soup! I have had a hard time finding a raw soup I really like but this one is fantastic!

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That's great, Evelyne. Celery isn't everyone's cup of tea - so glad you love it! :)

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PS: Cute pic!!

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Laura I just made cream of celery soup. Wonderful, it was the best. I substituted an avocado for cashews, cause I didn't have any. It still was delicious!

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Hi Sandy,

So glad this recipe turned out well for you, Sandy :)

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My husband and I both loved this recipe!!! Super delicious and very satisfying.

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Awesome Angela!

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What a great recipe! I was so hungry for something a bit warm! This was perfect. It would have been fine as listed, but I topped it with some fresh parsley and swirled in a dollop of raw onion dip. Added fresh cracked pepper. Excellent!

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Sounds divine Joni!

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rawrose's Review

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Where do you buy your cashews? I heard that most cashews in the grocery store that say they are raw really are not raw.
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Yes, I have heard that as well. I purchase from a variety of sources, but online I have purchased from nuts.com

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I tried this recipe a few nights ago and it is delicious. I used organic celery because celery is highly sprayed if not organic. Even a few of my children liked it!

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Glad some of your little ones liked it! How many children do you have, Rose?

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I have 8 children

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Wow, you are amazing, mamma!

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This soup was an awesomely refreshing and tasty surprise! I wasn't sure how I would like as it's all *celery* but what a great taste! I made some my son and DIL and they loved it too! .. I'm going to be a soup freak this winter, I can tell! :)

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A soup freak is the best type of freak to be this winter :)

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MMMMM.... Delicious! I just ate almost a full blender of this! I replaced cashews with 1/4 avocado and added a bit of lemon juice. Will definitely be making it again!

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Hi Katia, Great substitutions. To make soups creamy, I tend to use cashews or avocado.

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This is the only way I will eat celery. It is surprisingly delicious

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Lol glad we could sneak it into your diet somehow, Amanda :)

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Lindsay 's Review

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Love this recipe. Its light and super easy to whip up very quickly...and just a couple of ingredients! Love it.

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Thanks Lindsay :) You've been choosing some excellent recipes to review. You have good taste :)

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YUM!!!! made this today and absolutely looovvved it!!
one complaint-not a big enough portion, i could easily have eaten 2 bowlfuls!!

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Too small? Now that is a good complaint to have lol

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or 3 bowls........maybe 4. anyway, i liked it.

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Heehee that's not a bad complaint. Next time - double. Or triple! :)

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Could you use avocado in place of some of the cashews to make it creamy? Have you tried this before?

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Hi Annie, yes, you could definitely try using one whole avocado instead of the cashews - if doing so, cut back on the water just a tiny bit also

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Hi Laura, thanks for sharing your recipes. I just made this for dinner. Very tasty. I am on a raw cleanse along with my hubby for the last three days. I have tried many recipes from your website and they are all good. I have also shared them with my friends. Thanks again and god bless. Laura

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Hi Laura, I am honored to be part of your journey :) Hope your cleanse is going well and that you are learning new uncooking skills that will stay with you for life!

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Thank you for this delicious recipe, I am raw for 2 months now and this is my second soup since , after gazpacho. I ate it all, thinking to make a second portion:) Greetings from Hungary <3

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Marta, sounds like you are on a roll! Glad you've found another soup that suits your tastebuds :)

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First off, LOVE your site!!!! Thank you for all you do!! This soup is delicious! I am eating it right now and like it so very much, I was compelled to comment!! Yum, yum, yum!!!

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**beam** Thank you Carre!   So glad you liked :)

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I have to admit that at first I didn't know what to expect from this but I am so glad I tried it. It was beyond delicious. I just wish I would have made more!
Will definitely do it again :-)

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Hi Maria, so glad it hit the spot!

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This is the first "raw" recipe I have made. I just ate it. Just now. And I want to whip up another bowl. I think if I can find other recipes I like this much and that are this easy, I can definitely go raw. Wow. Thanks so much!!!

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You are welcome, Catherine! If you enjoy soups, my raw red pepper soup seems to be a hit :) Also, you should def. try raw desserts :)

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I'm wondering if this can be served slightly warm?
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Sometimes you can let it blend for a long time and the friction will heat up the soup

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Love this. It's the first raw recipe I've tried and it's delicious. I threw some coriander/ cilantro into mine and it really compliments it well. I did have to chew on some parsley afterwards to neutralize the garlic. Don't want to repel everyone! A real winner though, can't wait to try your other recipes.

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Awesome Laura! Cilantro would be yum in this soup. I love fresh cilantro

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I've just made this for lunch. Very easy and quick to make (I like!) but I found it too garlicky for my taste (even though there was the tiniest smidge in there). Either my celery is not flavoursome (it is organic though) or my garlic is super-strong! Or, of course, it could be because I'm not a huge fan of garlic. Next time I'll try it without garlic.

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Hi Sarah,

Glad you found it easy and quick!

If you prefer, in most of my recipes you can omit the garlic since it is only really there for flavour.

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This is really interesting! I don't know that I've ever had cream of celery soup before, so I didn't know what to expect. This is so fresh and light. Can't wait to try your other soup recipes. It's a good way to use up veggies that are about to go bad. Thanks!

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Glad you like, Brittany :) And glad to have you here!

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So I made this soup with a mix of celery and cauliflower (both needed to be eaten). The cauliflower gets an almost froth-like when blended and also makes it more filling. As the taste is sweeter I added some nut granola (a nut cracker experience gone wonderfully wrong) and a few olives to make it a bit saltier.

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Hi Emilie, that sounds deelish!

PS: this made me LOL: "I added some nut granola (a nut cracker experience gone wonderfully wrong)"

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I would just love to have these for lunch, but it wouldn't be practical to lug my Vitamix to work everyday or leave it there and I'd have to make it at home and take it with me. Any suggestions for warming up the soup at lunchtime and keeping it raw? Thanks. Great site!

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Hi Topher! No, that does not sound very practical! Especially since VMs are so gosh-darn huge! If your lunchroom has a stove you could warm it up very briefly on the stove at low temp just to take the cold edge off. Also, you could make it in advance and then bring it in one of those magic bullet style mini travel blenders to give it a whizz to warm it up slightly too.

I don't really bring soups with me for this very reason.

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Hi there! Stumbled upon your site and am so stoked! Can you use a food processor for these recipes? I tried making the raw Cream of Pepper soup last night (sooo good and filling surprisingly) but wasn't as smooth as yours.... need to get a Vitamix ASAP!

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Hi Nelly, a food processor doesn't work for super smooth stuff like smoothies or soups.

Even if you can't afford a VM, you should definitely pick up a blender.

Food processor = for dryer things (nut pate, brownie batter, pie crust, etc)

Blender = for liquidy things (soups, icing, smoothie, sauce)

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Hi! I found your website because i had a bunch of celery and i didnt know what to do with it; I tried this reipe and it's fantastic! So tasty...well i didnt bear in mind that the cashews its better raw intead of salty and roasted; but i put avocado and it was really yummi. I used the whole garlic clove. I loved it! Thak you now i had a good idea what to do with celery.

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Maria

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Glad you enjoyed it Maria! Happy to have you here. And with avocado it would be even yummier! I think sliced in chunks with the celery slices would be awesome.

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Made it again today-it is so good! My 8 year old son said, " this is actually good!" My question is I have the newer Vitamix with the preset soup button. When I did the setting for soup it gets pretty hot and I am wondering if it then goes into non-raw status. In your tutorial you only blended the soup for a little bit but my soup button program blends it for at least 6-8 min-is that too long?

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Thank you for the recipe. I found some wonderful bright green celery at the farmer's market today, and decided to search the web for a celery soup recipe. Your recipe was so simple and quick, I decided to try it. of course, I had to substitute: avocado for the nuts, and I used the celery leaves for a beautiful and delicious green soup. I live in Hawaii, and good organic celery is expensive and often not very appealing, apparently hard to grow here. I feel very lucky tonight.

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Sounds delicious Elizabeth! Mahalo!

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I found your site while looking for dehydrator recipes, but wound up making this! It's delicious! Can't wait to make the carrot cake too!

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Hi Lauren, dontcha love it when that happens?? hehe

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Hi! Just made your fantastic tomato sauce- wow! So quick and superwelltasting! I wonder about this soup is it root celery or the thing above earth - green celery? Thanks so much for your great pictures and recipes : )

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Hi Susanne :) I am talking about the cerlery root - the hard stalk that you sometimes fill with peanut butter or chop and dip in salad dressing :)

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I tried it.. and it was okay. Edible. I added some leeks to it, and also sprinkled some dried chives over-top. I wouldn't make it again. But I'm excited to try the corn chowder version of it.

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Hi Lauren - corn chowder is pretty similar to this one except with a corny flavor. So if you didn't love the celery you're probably not going to love the corn :)

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So happy to find recipes that I can make for my family that are raw and vegan. We don't eat or seldom eat garlic, onions or the like. So it is difficult to find recipes that I can make or modify to be tasty enough for us. Thank you for all the soup ideas. YUUMMM! ;)

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So glad that my raw soupe recipes are inspiring you Shannan :) This is a nice, simple one with subtle flavours - not too much garlic or onion. :)

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I am a beginner and still have my crappy blender and this recipe worked great. Less salt and more garlic for me :)

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Glad it worked out well for you Susie

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Hi! I have only been fully raw for a couple weeks now but wanted to tell you that because of all your EASY and delish recipes, I am going to stay raw long-term! Thanks for sharing all of this! Do you mind sharing how long it took to lose your 25 lbs? Though I am eating raw for health and energy (I had 5 babies in 7 yrs and feel really depleted), I wouldn't mind losing 10 lbs!

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5 babes! 7 years! Wow. You go girl!

I went 100% raw overnight. I think I lost 25 pounds in two months or so. It's all a bit vague in my memory since it was a while ago. But I have stayed at my ideal weight for 2.5 years now.

Take care of yourself Elizabeth. A good mommy is a happy mommy :)

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I can't wait to try this!! I am new to raw food and your site is helping us make the transition, I love how easy your recipes are! Your alfredo sauce is absolutely amazing, as well as the 1 minute chocolate fudge!! I have the brownies in the fridge ready to take to a bbq tomorrow, and look forward to trying this soup on Monday! Sending big love and thanks to you all the way from Australia, thank you for inspiring me to take the raw food journey for my family. My daughter has cancer and good health is so important!

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So glad to have you here, Michelle. And glad that simple recipes are lightening the load a little

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This is the first of the recipes I have tried of yours and it came out so good, I was really surprised as has so few ingredients. This will definitely be a staple recipe of mine as it's so quick and easy to pull together and I always have cashews and celery on hand. Thanks for the recipe!!

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I know, aren't those simple recipes just the best??? They're my favs.

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Love this soup! So easy, delicious and filling. My college aged son loved it too! Will definitely make this again and again.

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Wow - and college-aged sons are not easy to please! :)

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I wonder if I could try this recipe with brocolli instead? By the way I love your recipe's, they are so easy and tempting.

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Yes, definitely Shameem. Just use brocolli instead of celery in both places of the recipe. Keep the ratios the same.

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My allergies are many. Can’t eat nuts. Only almonds and seeds once in awhile
Would avocado do or anything else you can recommend.
Again, I’m missing out on so many great recipes!

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Bummer!

You might find it helpful to look into "low fat raw vegan" recipes because they don't use nuts. (But they do use a lot of fruit and I know you have a sugar allergy so that might not be quite right for you either)

For this recipe you could try a combination of avocados and hemp hearts (hopefully you can eat help hearts - if so you should get a lot of them because they'll be really handy to add some good fats and creaminess in place of nuts)

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This really hit the spot....never tried a raw soup my husband I liked but this one was very tasty. We are not all raw but trying and we both are coming down with a cold so I upped the garlic to give it more of a kick - thanks for such a yummy recipe

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My pleasure Karen - The more raw you can incorporate the better -- to any extent -- it's all a journey!

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I just tried this soup yesterday. I kind of failed as I don't have cup measurements, I made it very thick with lots of cashews and was a bit heavy on the garlic. The taste was still very nice but not to eat like soup, it reminded me more of tzatsiki, the fresh taste of celery makes it almost like yoghurt! So I believe this recipe with a bit less water and some cucumber added would become a lovely tzatsiki to enjoy with other dishes or just to dip stalks of carrots in.

Thank you for a great website! As someone who's just getting into the art of raw food your simple recipes are perfect!

/Moa

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I love your tzatsiki idea - I have never attempted to make raw tzatsiki but I love the idea b/c I used to love SAD tzatsiki

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Just eating this now, so simple and delicious. I can definitely see this becoming a regular snack of mine. Might try it without the added salt next time. Though I've just found your site so plenty of other great looking recipes to try before then. :)

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Glad you like, Gary! Soups are great snacks and so easy to pull together quickly.

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Hi ,
I"m just starting a raw lifestyle and wonder why sometimes nuts are soaked and not always as in this recipe .
Thanx

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Hi Jutta,

Great question. There is a two-part answer to your question:

1. Some raw foodists say that all nuts should first be soaked (to activate the enzymes) and then dehydrated for storage and then use later on. So the result is that you get dry nuts but you've had to go through a huge long process. I do not subscribe to this because it takes WAY TOO MUCH time and is not practical. So I would suggest ignoring this rule.

2. The other time raw foodists talk about soaking nuts is regarding soaking nuts immediately before use. This is for a practical reason -- to soften them so that they blend easier. In this recipe above it's not as important, but sometimes it is important to ensure that the texture is as smooth as possible. Whether or not to soak immediately beforehand is usually specified in the recipe. Also, after soaking you should run clean water over them until the water runs clean.

Hopefully that answers your question Jutta.

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Only almonds should be soaked as far as I know - they have enzyme inhibitors in the skin that interrupt absorption if they aren't activated. I think Hazelnuts may also need to be - not sure.

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I've heard that all nuts should be soaked because of enzyme inhibitors, except for cashews and hemp seeds. It's also to reduce phytic acid or something.
Anyway they blend better when soaked!

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This looks really great! I love creamy soups (especially without the cream, lol!)

I`m just so in love with the whole idea of you site! I have no doubt I`ll be trying some of these great recipes!

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Hi Charissa :) Thanks for visiting me here! I have been enjoying your site for a while now. I love your blog's design!!!

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You are using raw cashews, I suppose? I'm having trouble finding them in my country, do you have any suggestions as to what I could use as an alternative?
BTW, I love your recipes and how very simple they are, just what I was searching for :)

thank you.

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Hi Tara, You could try macadamia nuts instead, they should substitute nicely. Alternatively, you could try brazil nuts (as long as you have a high-speed blender).

1. cashews (best)
2. macadamia (good substitution)
3. brazil nuts (okay in a pinch but macadamia nuts are better)

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Thank you for the reply, I'll try to find those. Even though I doubt I'll find macademia nuts, haven't really seen them anywhere. Brazil nuts, I know we have, but they are usually lightly roasted. Ahh, my country sucks lol. Anyway, thanks again!

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Where do you live, Tara??

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Ow, just saw this! I'm from Serbia.
I found the raw cashews btw, some guy was selling them at the local market.
And the celery soup turned out great! Even in a non high-speed blender.

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Hi Tara,

Glad you found them. Glad you liked the celery soup. Nice, quick and tasty, isn't it!

I'm from Canada, far away from Serbia. :) But the internet makes us feel close :)

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I am currently eating this as I type, and I have to say: This recipe is amazing!!! After a hot day here on the west coast, its finally cooling down this evening and this soup is perfect! Thanks for sharing :)
(Ps. I had an sm. avocado that needed to be used so I threw half of it in the mix, its great!)

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So glad you like it. Easy, huh!!? Addition of avocado probably makes it even better I am sure :)

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I will so enjoy eating this raw cream of celery soup! Just for the record, tee hee hee, it was when I was pregnant with your oldest sister that I really really craved cream of celery soup (yes, and in those days, it was always out of a condensed-soup tin of a major brand!) I cannot remember the specific food I craved when pregnant with you. When I remember, I'll be sure and tell you! your ever-loving mama

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Lol, thanks Mom!!

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