Calling a Blendtec Blender a “blender” is somewhat of a misnomer. While it’s true that it can blend and puree like nobody’s business, it can also knead dough, make ice cream, juice whole fruits, and even grind meat and coffee beans to perfection, which is all pretty impressive for one machine. But wait, there’s more! The Blendtec Designer Series can also turn whole vegetables into warm soup in minutes.  That’s right. Prepare your favourite healthy soup recipes right in a blender.

How is that possible? Widely regarded as one of the best blenders on the market, the Blendtec Designer Series blenders are equipped with a commercial-quality, 1,560-watt, 3 HP (Peak Horsepower) direct drive motor and a 2-prong steel blade that spins at up to 29,000 rpm, or more than 450 kilometers an hour. As you can imagine, that speed creates a natural friction – a friction that causes ingredients to reach temperatures in excess of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

All you need to do is add your ingredients into the 2-quart blender jar and hit the “Soup” button – Blendtec does the rest. Your days of chopping, dicing, and mincing are over! And because Blendtec pulverizes vegetables as opposed to cooking them down, they retain all their vitamins, nutrients and enzymes, making your soups even healthier than before. Plus, for the most part, healthy soups are filling while also being low in calories, which is perfect for those New Year’s weight loss resolutions!

Ready to get started? Here are a few simple, yet delicious healthy soup recipes for your Blendtec blender:

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

What says comfort food more than hot, creamy potato soup that includes all the decadent toppings of a baked potato?!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup warm milk
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 oz. cheddar cheese
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 potatoes – baked or boiled
  • 3 slices cooked bacon

Add warm milk, light sour cream, green onion, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, and one potato into your Blendtec blender jar. Press “Soup.” Then, add two slices or bacon, a second potato, and a third slice of bacon. Hit “Pulse” two to four times to incorporate the more chunky ingredients. Pour into bowls and top with your favourite baked potato toppings.

Tomato Basil Soup

Warm tomato basil soup and a grilled cheese sandwich? Yum.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 4 cups of diced tomatoes
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup Half & Half

Heat butter in a large saucepan. While the butter heats, stir in chicken broth and two cups of tomato juice. In your Blendtec jar, add the remaining cup of tomato juice, tomatoes, and basil leaves. Select “Whole Juice” and when blended, pour into the sauce pan. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes and then stir in Half & Half.

Tortilla Soup

Here’s a spicy southwestern soup to keep you warm in the winter months.

Ingredients

  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ large carrot
  • 1 slice red pepper
  • ¼ of an avocado
  • 2 tbsp. onion
  • 1 chunk pepper jack cheese
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. no-salt herb seasoning
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups warm water
  • ½ cup tortilla chips

Add all ingredients, except tortilla chips, into blender jar in the order listed and select “Soup.” Add tortilla chips, secure lid, and press “Pulse” two to three times.

Delicious, warm, comforting – you can’t go wrong with heathy soup recipes made with Blendtec!

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