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Pumpkin & Chestnut Soup

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Makes: 1-1.5L

Serves: 2-4

Pumpkin & Chestnut Soup



  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 cups butternut pumpkin (peeled, seeded and chopped into 3cm cubes)
  • 1 carrot (whole)
  • 1/2 shallot stick
  • 1/2 celery stick
  • 1/4 zucchini
  • 10 chestnuts (without shell)
  • 1 stock cube (massel)
  • 2 leaves basil
  • 1 small sprig parsley
  • 1/2 sprig rosemary
  • 1/2 sprig thyme
  • pinch salt & pepper


  1. Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix 2L container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and quickly increase the speed to 10, then override to High.
  3. Use tamper to press the ingredients into the blades if required.
  4. Blend for 3-6 minutes or until desired temperature is reached.
  5. Stop the machine and serve.


  • If using hot water run for only 1-2 minutes.
  • Raw Foodist like to only heat their soup to about 45 degrees so no enzymes are lost.
  • this recipe can be reduced by half an made in a Vitamix 0.9L wet container.
  • Chestnuts can be purchased (peeled and frozen) from some grocery outlets when out of season. Cashews, Macadamias or any other nut can be substituted.

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