Winter Greens Soup, Winter Soup Round-Up, and Vitamix Giveaway


Vitamix has teamed up with ASweetLife and the Diabetes Media Foundation to encourage people with diabetes to cook at home more often.  Less fast food, and more healthy, home cooking  can be a great way to improve diabetes management.  

In the cold, dark winter months, this winter greens soup recipe makes an excellent, low carb meal.  And what better way to make it than in a brand new Vitamix?  Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win a Vitamix 5200! – Jessica Apple

(7 votes, average: 4.29 out of 5)
Winter Greens Soup


  • 1 leek, trimmed, halved, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, 2 ounces (56 g), rough chop
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (240 ml) diced tomatoes, canned
  • 2 cups (134 g) chopped kale
  • 9 ounces (256 g) zucchini, halved, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces (85 g) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup (15 g) Italian parsley or basil
  • 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Chopped tomato and fresh basil for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté leeks, celery, and garlic in oil over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes, kale, zucchini, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered, 5 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat and let cool 30 minutes.
  2. Place half of the mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 30 to 40 seconds. Pour into saucepan.
  6. Repeat with remaining soup. After blending, remove lid and add in fresh spinach, parsley and vinegar. Secure lid.
  7. Select Variable 6.
  8. Use the On/Off switch to quickly pulse 5 times. Pour into saucepan containing other blended soup. Heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and basil.


*This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 (click here for the Vitamix 5200 giveaway) 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.


Check out our Winter Soup Round-Up:

Curried Cauliflower Soup from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Brown Butter Mushroom Soup from All Day I Dream About Food

Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Gouda Bisque from Peace, Love and Low Carb

Peanut and Chicken Soup from Carb Wars

Roasted Garlic and Chicken Soup from All Day I Dream About Food

Curried Rutabaga and Chorizo Soup from 24/7 Low Carb Diner

Pumpkin Soup with Sage from A Sweet Life

Cauliflower Bacon Soup from Savory Simple

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Piri Piri Shrimp from Healthy Delicious

Spinach Asparagus Soup from Always Order Dessert

Roasted Jalapeno, Tomato and Chicken Soup from Bakeaholic Mama

Lighter Broccoli Cheese Soup from Wine and Glue

Gazpacho with Marcona Almond from Seasonal and Savory

Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Sage Whipped Cream 

Condensed Cream of Tomato Soup from Splendid Low Carbing

Click here for the Vitamix Giveaway

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Khürt Louis Williams
Khürt Louis Williams
5 years ago

I have a Vitamix so I guess no excuse for trying this recipe.

8 years ago

I love to cook and soup is one of my favorites,  This would be awesome! 

8 years ago

Great giveaway! 

Mandy Atkins
8 years ago

I cook at home all the time because I have so many allergies it is impossible to eat out.  I could really use this Vitamix to help with my green smoothies, soups and alot of my cooking for a family of 5.

Mellissa Sevigny

Thanks for including my curried cauliflower soup recipe – can’t wait to try some of these others, they all sound amazing!!!

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