Nothing better for winter than a hot creamy-dreamy cupful of vegan soup-ness…
Soup is the ultimate comfort food. It’s easy to make, filling and full of nutrition thanks to the fact that it’s often made with nutrient-dense vegetables, legumes, and other fiber-filled ingredients that combine to deliver appealing textures and great flavors.
Soup makes you feel full due to its high water content, and studies have shown that eating soup as an appetizer can decrease calorie intake at a meal by about 20%: quite simply, starting with soup means you’ll feel fuller faster, and be less inclined to pick at the bread basket.
With soup season on the way, why not enjoy at least of few of the
16 most scrumptious, nutritious and utterly delicious soups that the vegan world has to offer?
This soup is simply spiced, allowing the raw flavours of the vegetables to take centre stage – this silky blend is delicious, warming and perfect for those cold winter nights. The ‘cheesy’ taste comes entirely from vegan friendly and B-vitamin rich nutritional yeast.
So rich and thick there’s simply no need for cream! This dense soup is a tummy warmer, and an immunity-booster: the garlic staves off colds, the ginger improves circulation, and the coconut milk adds a sweet touch.
Of all our vegan soup recipes, perhaps this is the most unusual. Thick, rich and ridiculously satisfying, you could say this is the ‘David Beckham; of soups! Avocado and coconut make a surprisingly perfect match with bloggers deeming this soup ‘hydrating and luscious’.
With all the workings of those sultry Indian flavors you can satisfy your takeaway cravings with this delicious and simple soup that’s packed with all the flavors and veggies you would find in one of those tasty Indian pastries.
Split peas carry important nutrients and are a great, tasty way of adding protein and fiber into your diet. This hearty soup can be prepared either by throwing the ingredients into the slow cooker and waiting for the magic unfold, or making it equally easily on the stovetop.
Protein-packed and tangily tasty, miso has a list of nutritional benefits that you can’t afford to be missing from your diet. High in antioxidants and with the ability to strengthen your immune system thanks to the fermentation process, this delicious soup will satisfy your tastebuds while it works wonders on your interior.
This soup is so rich, sweet and creamy, you’ll be amazed it didn’t come from that iconic can! It’s surprisingly healthy, too: coconut milk contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which may fight the viruses and bacteria that cause herpes, and influenza.
Get your chocolate fix in a very healthy (and slightly unusual) way! This soup is perfectly sweet but slightly spicy; rich, creamy and unbelievably low in calories: just 42 calories per generous serving.
Butternut squash, pumpkin and roasted sweet potato with sultry cinnamon and nutmeg notes are just some of the flavours combined to create this spicy, cosy bowl. Topped with crouton-like tofu cubes, this recipe is guaranteed to fill you right up!
A popular choice for soup lovers, carrot and coriander make for the perfect winter-warming dish. There are loads of recipes available for this soup but this one is particularly thick, creamy and very very tasty! Bonus: add lots of coriander to help your body detox from heavy metals.
Are you on a raw diet? You can still eat soup! This is an unusual mix of almonds and cauliflower and one we had to trial out of pure curiosity! Full of earthy flavours, thick and creamy in texture – It really does work!
Ok, so this one is NOT one of those low cal soups that will make you lose weight, and unlike the other recipes above, you may want to think twice about having second and third helpings of this if you’re trying to drop some kilos. But if you’re after some tasty, filing comfort food, well, you can’t do much better!
I must confess–I do love a good tortilla soup! But these are often not vegan–chicken and sour cream feature in most recipes. Not this one, though! Make sure the tortillas you use are organic; otherwise, they are very likely to contain GMO corn. Bonus: this soup is packed with cilantro, a powerful cleansing agent.
The inclusion of almond milk helps to sweeten up the smokiness of the vitamin-C rich roasted peppers, leaving you to indulge in a balanced, flavorful recipe that you are sure to create again and again.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”