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Cream of Broccoli Soup

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raw vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup served in a wooden bowl

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~

I can always tell when Fall is approaching and not just for the obvious reasons of the rainbow of Autumn colors that blanket the land but because soup starts to sound really good.

There are a lot of ways of dressing up this soup if you wish, but, it is very soothing and gentle just as it is.  I chose hemp seeds for my milk base because more and more people seem to be having nut allergies.  If you are not one of them,  cashews would be wonderful to use instead of hemp.

When I made this soup, I did steam the broccoli.   My digestive system struggles with raw broccoli these days so rather than fight it, I have to meet it where it is.  So keep in mind that you don’t have to steam the broccoli if you don’t want to.

My husband enjoyed this soup served cold; I liked it warmed up a bit… so to each his own.  If you do wish to warm it and yet have it remain raw,  place the bowl in the dehydrator and set the temp at 145 degrees and warm for 1 hour or until desired warmth is achieved.

I have to admit; it took me two attempts to make this soup.  The first time around I only added 1 1/2 cups of water and the garlic clove I used…oooooh baby, it was far too much, and hours later my poor little mouth is still suffering.  My dentist would be proud as to how many times I have brushed my teeth today.  Haha,  I love garlic, but right now I fear going outside because my breath just might kill the vegetation.  Oy-vey!  Thank goodness Bob had a bowl because now we can sit in the same room together.  Bob, however, loved the first version as it was.  It was more like a dip, and he asked for chips with it.  So, I guess if you are so inspired,  make this recipe, cut the water in 1/2, add some chunky salsa to it and you will have an excellent dip for veggies, crackers or chips!


yields 6 cups

Hemp milk ingredients:

Remaining soup ingredients:


  1. In the blender combine; hemp seeds, water, and agave.  This will create hemp milk which is the base for the soup.
  2. Add; broccoli, onion, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and spice.   Blend until creamy.
  3. Add the avocado and blend once more until smooth.
  4. Serve or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  5. When serving top the soup with diced avocado and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.

Warming Suggestions:

  1. Allow the soup to warm to room temperature and enjoy.
  2. Place the serving bowl in hot water, allowing it to heat up before adding the soup.  This will help take a little extra chill off of the soup and make it cozy warm to hold in your hands.
  3. Pour a serving size of soup in a mason jar, place lid on top, and tighten… immerse the jar in hot water till it warms the soup to your liking.
  4. Pour into a small saucepan and heat on the stove.  Use your fingertip as the temperature gauge; it shouldn’t get too hot for your finger.  You can also use a thermometer gauge if this concerns you.
  5. Dehydrator – if you have a “box” shaped dehydrator such as the Excalibur, pour the soup into a wide mouth baking dish and turn the heat to 145  (F) degrees.  Warm for 30-60 minutes.  You can also place the temperature at 115 degrees and heat for 3-4 hours.  You will need to gauge this.   The more soup that exposed to the air, the quicker it will warm.


12 thoughts on “Cream of Broccoli Soup

  1. Terry Perri says:

    I saw this recipe this morning and was so happy I had all the ingredients in the house already. I made it for dinner and I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for sharing this soup. It is creamy and really, really yummy.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Terry,

      Don’t you just love it when that happens!! So many times I read recipes or create one in my mind only to find that I missing 1 or 2 items. hehe I am so thrilled that you made the soup and better yet… enjoyed it! That just makes my day. Many blessings…amie sue

  2. florencia says:

    hello Amie-Sue!
    What a great recipe, but here I do not get peeled hemp, there is any technique to do that? i don’t think i can do the soup with the husk. Thankyou!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Florencia…

      You can try sprouting the hemp seeds which will aid in removing some of the shells but not all. You could replace the hemp seeds with cashews if you can get those. Just soak them for a few hours first. Making sure to discard the soak water before putting them in the soup mix. Have a great evening, amie sue

      • florencia says:

        Thank You so much, i will try with cashews. =)

        • amie-sue says:

          Your welcome. It will turn out great. I would have normally used cashews but I was trying to make a soup nut-free, so I know it will be successful. Keep me posted how you like it Florencia. :) amie sue

  3. Christa says:

    Hi Amie,
    I made this delicious soup with almond milk (instead of the hempseeds! And yes, I love this soup!
    Can I use coconutmilk too?
    I wonder?

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh you bet you could Christa. As long as you like a hint of coconutty flavor. It will give it a real nice rich mouth-feel too. Have a great day, amie sue

  4. What can you use instead of Herbamare and would you still use the 1/2 tsp ? Thank you so much for all your help.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening,

      Herbamare is a combination of seasonings. You can easily replace it with spices of your choice or you can make up a batch of homemade herbamare.


      1/4 cup Himalayan pink salt
      2 Tbsp dried parsley
      1 tsp onion powder
      1 tsp garlic powder
      1/2 tsp dried oregano
      1/2 tsp dried rosemary
      1/2 tsp dried thyme
      1/2 tsp dried basil
      1/2 tsp celery seed
      1/2 tsp dried marjoram
      1/2 tsp dried kelp


      In a food processor or spice grinder, combine all ingredients and grind until powdery.
      Store in an airtight container.

      I hope this helps. :) Keep me posted how it goes. blessings, amie sue

  5. Wyandotte says:

    Golly. Only 3 cups of water to 1 cup of hemp seed? Hemp seed is not cheap. Not only that, but the soup will be far too oily considering that you’ve got avocado in there as well. I’d cut the hemp seed amount to 1/3rd or 1/2 of a cup.

    Otherwise, this soup sounds magnificent and I intend to make it. Lots of nice recipes on this site, hard to know where to start.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Wyandotte,

      The recipe is delicious as written but that doesn’t mean a person can’t tailor it to their liking. I don’t ever find fresh avocado to create an ” oily” texture when blended. Soups are wonderful in the way that you can hold back on some of the liquids to create more of a dip or spread from the recipe or you can adjust the liquids to make it any consistency you want; depending on likes and application. Thanks for the feedback and enjoy! blessings, amie sue

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