Delicious RAW Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup - Vegan Style

How many of you love drinking soups? I absolutely adore them, especially in the winter. Well, as some of you may know, I’ve been following a raw food diet for a few years now.  What’s that? It means eating uncooked food – so lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and avocados.  90% of my diet consists of raw food and the rest consists of quinoa, sweet potatoes, brown rice, so forth.

Anyway, I’m not here to speak about my diet. What I wanted to share with you is this delicious soup recipe that I just made. What’s best about it is that it’s 100% RAW – meaning you can drink it even in the hot summer months. It doesn’t taste bad cold either.

This soup is called “Mycology Cream of Shiitake Soup” by raw foodist extraordinaire Matt Amsden. This guy is a genius when it comes to preparing tasty raw dishes. He makes his recipes very interesting and delicious that junk food lovers won’t spit out his stuff.

Here’s the recipe:

Serves 2 to 3

A thick blend of shiitake mushrooms and fresh vegetables creamed with almond milk.

  • 3 cups almond milk (see note)
  • 2 cups shiitake mushroom caps, plus a few for garnish
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
Combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a serving bowl. Using a ladle, remove and discard any foam that rises to the top. Garnish with the mushroom (see below).
GARNISH:
Thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms marinated for approximately 1 minute in Nama Shoyu.
Note:
To make almond milk, combine 1 cup of almonds with 3 1/2 cups of pure water in a blender, blend until smooth, and strain through a nut milk bag.
Matt Amsden has established himself as one of the world’s premier raw chefs. Matt’s company RAWvolution was the first of its kind, delivering prepared raw meals in Los Angeles and eventually throughout the entire United States. Matt has shared his talent with thousands including Alicia Silverstone, Cher, Susan Sarandon and super-model Carol Alt.
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