I love beets. My whole family does. You either love ’em or hate ’em and around these parts, it’s love. We often just boil them, add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper and serve them alongside whatever we are eating. Tonight, given the cool weather, I decided to make a warm beet and cold fighting soup. The zing of ginger combined with the richness of the coconut milk, made beautiful in colour and flavour by the beets was just what I was aiming for. To top it off, the ingredients list is a short one, adding to the simplicity of this soup. To make it even easier, we whip up this soup in our amazing new blender, generously sent to us by the kind folks at Vitamix.
The blender featured in the video and in this recipe is a new one for Canada; the Vitamix A3300 Ascent Series Blender. I was beyond thrilled when Vitamix sent me this blender to create a recipe with. I’ve been raving about our new blender since the day I received it! This is seriously a game changer. The first thing you’ll notice is its beautiful, sleek design and touchscreen control panel. The large 64 oz container was an amazing upgrade for our family, as we’re able to add enough ingredients at once to make enough smoothies (or soup!) for all of us. My 7 year old son loves helping in the kitchen, and the new touchscreen panel makes it really simple to use. I can tell him to set it to a specific speed and amount of time (the programmable timer is amazing!), and watch it do its magic. The result is always incredibly smooth soups, purées, and smoothies. I am really impressed and couldn’t be happier to have this new blender as a staple in our kitchen.
This beet soup is completely vegan and you can boil your beets in advance and then whip up this soup in under 10 minutes in your Vitamix. You’ll set the timer for 6 minutes on the highest speed, and walk away. Let this awesome blender do all the work! The soup turns out silky smooth and quite beautiful to look at, and then chow down on of course. Check out the video below to see this recipe come to life and this new bad boy in action! The super fast speed of the blade literally heats up your ingredients until they’re steaming hot. I’m in love with a kitchen appliance, can you tell?
- 3 large beets; peeled and cut into 1? chunks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 can coconut milk (approx. 400 ml)
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted
- Boil beets in large pot of water. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in oil until onion is clear and tender. Set aside.
- Place all ingredients into your Vitamix blender in the following order: beets, onion, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, salt and pepper, and vegetable stock. Secure the lid.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10.
- Blend for 6 minutes.
- Garnish with shredded coconut. Serve hot.
*Today’s post is sponsored by Vitamix, however all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support what I do and keep my little blog alive!