03.08.16

CARROT GINGER SOUP RECIPE + GIVEAWAY

carrot coconut soup | designlovefest

i’ve been wanting a forever, seriously. and when i heard that they starting making them with a i basically freaked out. the recipe options with a vitamix feel endless, i’ve used it for pestos, smoothies, soups, nut butters. etc. today we’re going to show you an easy (and vegan!) soup recipe that we made in the that requires only one pan and no stovetop heating! AAAAAND, enter below for a chance to win your very own! 

carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest

i’m a big fan of coconut, both for its taste and health benefits. the beauty of this recipe comes from the sweet flavor of the roasted carrots paired with the spice of the ginger and the creaminess of the coconut milk. it’s totally dairy, sugar and gluten free!

what you’ll need:
• 2.5 lbs of carrots
• 2 cups of vegetable broth
• 1 cup light coconut milk
• 1.5 cup full fat coconut milk
• 2 tablespoons fresh, peeled, and chopped ginger
• 4 teaspoons of salt
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• 2 teaspoons allspice
• 3 gloves of garlic
• 1 white onion

carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest

• wash your carrots (no need to peel) and place on a cookie sheet along with 1 roughly chopped white onion. lightly coat them with olive oil and sprinkle 1 teaspoon (of each!) cinnamon, allspice and salt over the carrots and place in the oven at 425 degrees, take the onion out after 20 minutes and then finish roasting the carrots for another 20 minutes. remove from the oven and cool slightly. they should appear slightly charred!

carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest

• now to assemble the soup – pour 2 cups of veggie broth and 1 cups of full fat coconut milk and 1 cup light coconut milk into the bottom of your blender, add the onion, garlic gloves, ginger, and carrots on top. finally, add 1 teaspoon of all spice, cinnamon and salt. place the lid and turn the blender on and to setting 1. leave it here for a minute. then taste the soup, add salt, ginger, cinnamon and all spice as desired. return lid and turn blender to “soup” mode. this will take about 6 minutes and you should see some steam start to rise from the blender when it’s done.

carrot coconut soup | designlovefest
carrot coconut soup | designlovefest

• remove lid, pour soup into bowls, garnish with oregano and roasted chickpeas (1 can of garbanzo beans, toasted in olive oil, sprinkles with salt and roasted at 375 for 15-20 minutes). to make the coconut milk design on the top, use a spoon and drizzle a bit of full fat coconut milk in horizontal lines on the top, and then take a knife and pull it through the lines vertically.

and there you have it, easy as pie soup that tastes like the best version of a fall day!

carrot coconut soup | designlovefest

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN VITAMIX!

here’s how to win…THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED! 

1) visit the and take a look at the recipe section. if you’re looking for the it is available exclusively at !

2) leave a comment below letting us know what you’d love to make in your .

one winner will be chosen at random on tuesday march 15th. open to US residents only. this price is valued at $650+. by entering this sweepstakes you agree to the official terms and conditions. one entry per person, multiple commenters will be disqualified. 

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    Cathérine says:

    I am in love love love! The Vitamix just has to move into our kitchen. I would love to make the Cranberry Nut Bread and 10,000 other lovely treats.

    Best wishes,
    Cathérine

    Lori says:

    The soup look ace! but ust wanted to send a quick not to say happy international women’s day! I think you’re an inspiration and here’s a shout out to you

    Lori x

    as says:

    Lots of soups and smoothies.

    nancy janicki says:

    The cauliflower hummus looks delicious! Would love to make that with a Vitamix!

    Lauren Noferi says:

    Ditto on the cauliflower hummus! Sounds amazing!

    Linda Delgado says:

    Almond cookies are my fave! Love your site!

    JP says:

    Cauliflower hummus and hot soups

    I would so up my hummus game!!! I would love to be included in this giveaway! It would definitely change things for me! =)

    Josie says:

    Oh man. I’m all about the vegan recipes on the site, but especially the Pineapple Freeze. Anyone else reminded of Dole Whips???

    YUM!

    Geraldine says:

    The vegetable meatloaf!! I am so intrigued by this recipe- can’t wait to get into the kitchen and make it! The all green smoothie looks like a winner as well!

    Liz S. says:

    In my Vitamix, I would love to make this Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake:

    Elisabeth says:

    Wow this is amazing! I have wanted a Vitamix forever, and the copper finish one is beautiful!! I would love to make Cranberry Nut Bread to start, followed by this soup! xoxo

    Emily says:

    So good! I’d love to make this All Green Smoothie:

    🙂

    Sarah says:

    The edamame dip! A perfect way to transition into Spring. And so easy with the Vitamix!

    Brooke Berger says:

    I would love to make the cauliflower hummus or the tortilla soup or anything really! what a remarkable blender that can do so much!!

    Marlena says:

    I would love to make the cauliflower hummus, smoothies, soup, salsa. I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for so long!

    Colleen says:

    This is so beautiful! The possibilities are endless, but I would first make a soup to show myself how awesome the vitamin is 🙂

    April V says:

    I would love to try the potato cheddar breakfast bake! It looks so delicious!

    Beth says:

    Hummus

    Jenni says:

    Whole fruit margarita. Obviously. 😉

    Linh says:

    This recipe looks delicious! The soup seems like it would be so comforting, and making soups in a blender is the best idea all the time.

    christine p says:

    I’d make green smoothies!

    Kelly G. says:

    Holy giveaways!!! Been wanting a Vitamix for ages! So easy to make healthy meals. The potato, artichoke, and leek soup looks delicious

    Erica says:

    The thing that I love about the Vitamix as a kitchen tool is that it lends itself well to cooking in every season. Not like a popsicle mold that’s only going to help you out in summer, you know? But speaking of summer, I would love to make this smoothie:

    Sydney says:

    I would love to make the curried carrot soup!

    Jessica says:

    The Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup looks delicious, and perfect for the lingering chilly nights we’re still having as spring approaches!

    Catherine says:

    I so need this in my kitchen!! I’m currently craving some springtime inspired food, like the Potato, Artichoke and Leek Soup

    I’m definitely going to try your recipe too!

    Kaitlin says:

    I’d make the lemon grain salad with kale pesto!

    the hummus, definitely the hummus

    Amy says:

    The Irish Coffee looks de-lish! 🙂

    Meredith says:

    I would definitely make butternut squash soup. It’s my favorite thing to make in a blender (second favorite: hummus), and this would make the process SO much easier.

    Hope says:

    I have heard wonderful things about the Vitamix. I love this site with the recipes-endless ways to stay healthy. I would try many,but let’s start with a high fiber recipe:

    Katie See says:

    I would definitely make the Frozen Irish Coffee 😀

    Juliana says:

    A dream in the form of a blender, love this! I would make this soup and the apple kale smoothie bowl 🙂

    The Cherry and Golden Raisin Bread sounds amazing!

    Alecia says:

    Oh my eyes are in love. I’ve wanted a Vitamix for so long. My kids and I make smoothies everyday in our sad baby food maker 🙁 I’d make Cauliflower Hummus every week too!!! <3 <3 <3

    Meg says:

    The cauliflower hummus looks amazing!

    Amanda says:

    That copper finish is beautiful! I would love to make the Eggplant Cannelloni with Pine Nut Romesco Sauce…looks amazing 🙂

    Lauren R. says:

    Love the copper color! I would totally make the Just Peachy Smoothie!

    Anne N. says:

    Strangely, I’ve never owned a Vitamix Mixer or big blender! Now after this post, I clearly can see I need one! I would love to make the Watermelon Gazpacho and pair it with their Whole Fruit Margarita for a summer picnic!

    Lilly says:

    I would love to make a green smoothie with spinach, banana, protein powder, frozen berries and tart cherry juice. Yum!!! Such a pretty appliance!

    Rosi says:

    The copper vitamix is lovely! I want it! I’d made the Watermelon Gazpacho and the Fresh Tomato Sauce for sure!

    I have gone through about five cheap blenders over the year…I want a Vitamix SO badly! I drink a green smoothie for breakfast 4-5 a week, being vegetarian I eat a ton of soups – so honestly I would probably use it at least once a day!

    Lauren S. says:

    I have always wanted a Vitamix, and especially love this one! I would make marzipan to give my dad for his birthday, and a Grasshopper for me 🙂

    jasmine Elizabeth says:

    Some of that cauliflower hummus! and guacamole ALL DAY

    Amanda says:

    That carrot ginger soup looks amazing. I’d also try the all green smoothie.

    Jennifer says:

    The Blackberry Herb Fruit Puree recipe looks amazing!

    Jessica says:

    I would make smoothies every morning! The blender I have now is super cheap and LOUD. I’m sure my neighbors would also appreciate it if I got the upgrade… HA!

    Beth C. says:

    The question should be ‘what wouldn’t you make’ b/c there’s so many amazing-looking recipes to choose from! I’d start with almond butter and then the frozen irish coffee (’tis the season).

    Heidi Windorff says:

    What’s not to love it’s functional and aesthetically pleasing! With Spring here and summer creeping in I got to go with the Just Peachy Smoothie, Blackberry Herb Fruit Puree AND Whole Fruit Margaritas!

    Khrystyne says:

    All the smoothies! Especially the All Green Smoothie, it’ll be a delicious treat and help me stay on my wedding diet!

    Nicolette says:

    So many delicious things! But I think I have to go with the peanut butter cup shake

    Victoria C. says:

    I don’t know if I could pick just one! But I would love to make the Lime Curd Tartlets with Summer Berries in my Vitamix for Easter!

    Allie K says:

    So many smoothies and soups! All the Green Smoothie looks great.

    Molly says:

    I’ve never thought about making dressings or sauces in a Vitamix (for some reason). I’m going to try the Lemon Grain Salad with Kale Pesto. It looks simple and amazing!

    With summer on the way and a bun in the oven, I’d make a smoothie every day in this Copper Vitamix. The All Green Smoothie would help power me through a busy wedding season (I’m a floral designer) and keep me and baby healthy year round with purees and smoothies galore!

    Kate Farnsworth says:

    I would love to try the Avocado Hollandaise! If only just to stare at that copper Vitamix while I make it….

    Christine says:

    Ooooooh! I would be over the moon to win a Vitamix. I would make the Lemon Grain Salad with Kale Pesto, for sure.

    Ashley says:

    Summertime whole fruit margaritas sound delightful! I’d be pumped to make these all summer long 🙂