Gingered Carrot Orange Soup

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, low cholesterol, low fat, no added sugar

Gingered Carrot Orange Soup


5 cups (1.2 l)

Total Time:

21 Minutes





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  • 1 pound (454 g) carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peeled, sliced
  • 1-inch-(2.5 cm) cube of fresh ginger root or 1 1/2 teaspoons Ginger Paste (See Recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) reduced fat butter spread
  • 4 cups (960 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 oranges, peeled, halved
  • 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) piece orange peel
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Sauté carrots, onions and ginger in butter spread until soft.
  2. Add 2 cups (480 ml) of broth. Simmer until tender.
  3. Place oranges, orange peel, and cooked vegetable mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 30-45 seconds until smooth. Adjust consistency with remaining 2 cups (480 ml) of broth.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve hot or cold. Garnish with light sour cream and chopped cilantro.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1 cup (240 ml)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 159
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 709 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 6 g