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Raw Coconut Bok Choy Spicy Soup

It started raining late last night. Liquid silver falling from the sky. Some would say, liquid gold when you take into account the drought we have been having in California. It has been unseasonably warm, and horribly dry. Hills that are normally emerald green this time of year are a dusty brown. People who make their living from the land are in dire straights while every day we look at azure blue skies without a cloud in sight. . .until last night.

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The rain finally started to fall. The fresh smelling air drifted in through the windows and a long, soaking rain delighted our ears. It rained all night and we awoke to grey skies, fog, and moisture. The eucalyptus grove that yesterday only offered shade, smelled like nature’s spa as we walked through this morning. It is cold and wet and we are happy.

With the rest of the country still seeing frigid temperatures and snow, while we have damp, cold weather in the Bay area, a batch of soup is just the thing to chase away the chill. You will love this warm, hearty, delicious, healthy raw soup.


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Bok choy is the heart of this savory soup. I love bok choy. And I am excited to bring you this bok choy recipe. It is full of nutrients. Wonder where to get calcium? Bok choy has 110 mg per cup. It is also loaded with vitamins C, A and K, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron. And did I mention it tastes great?

For this recipe I used baby bok choy. It is tender and has a light sweetness to it. But I didn’t just chop it up and throw it in the soup…I marinated it and tossed it in the dehydrator for a bit. It provided the perfect touch. Marinated mushrooms and a wonderful coconut broth combined with cumin, ginger, turmeric and the bok choy make a healthy soup perfect for this weather. I suggest warming the soup gently on the stove or in the dehydrator to take off the winter chill.


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  1. Jennifer wrote on December 7, 2015

    I tried this tonight but I used a regular coconut and not a young thai coconut. I think the broth texture was pretty grainy. Would a young thai coconut make it less grainy?

    • Susan wrote on December 7, 2015

      Hi, Jennifer, Thanks for asking. There is a huge difference between young coconuts and mature coconuts. The flesh of young coconuts is very tender and smooth. It makes a soup that is not grainy at all. Mature coconuts have very hard meat. That is why your soup was grainy. Cheers!

  2. Tanya wrote on November 11, 2015

    I tried this and it was good but I will admit I severely adjusted the recipe since I don’t access to a real coconut. It was still great though.

    • Susan wrote on November 12, 2015

      Yes, adjustments would be needed if you didn’t have access to the coconut. I am glad that you made it work!

  3. Alicia wrote on November 2, 2015

    This has become a staple for us! It freezes well too!!

    • Susan wrote on November 2, 2015

      I am so happy you like it! I was thinking I need to do more soups, especially this time of year! 🙂

  4. Stilettos wrote on September 23, 2015

    Looks yummy… do you know the calorie count?

  5. Dee wrote on May 28, 2015

    This looked so good that I had to try it. I don’t prescribe to a raw diet so I modified it to be a more traditional cooked soup. Still super yummy! It has a very hearty, healthy feel to it – must be all that ginger and turmeric!

  6. Cynthia wrote on May 25, 2015

    This Bok Choy and Coconut soup was to die for! Even my non-raw husband loved it. Thank you!

    • Susan wrote on May 26, 2015

      So glad you liked it, Cynthia!

  7. Jackie wrote on May 23, 2015

    What can I substitute the Thai coconut meat and milk with. Not available in stores. Can’t wait to make this soup?


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