Gingered Carrot Orange Soup

Spicy and sweet, the flavors of ginger and carrot combine into a vibrant meal.


  • 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 C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and 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.