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Can I put raw veggies in the Vitamix?

Meryl Tubman wrote:

Can I put uncooked carrots and other veggies into the Vitamix? The recipes they give sometimes tell you to steam the carrots and other veggies first. I’m talking about soup.

Meryl- you can certainly put uncooked vegetables into the Vitamix and it will tackle them, but I suspect the reason many recipes advise to steam them is for better taste. When I first got my Vitamix I was so excited to make soups out of raw veggies…but then I realized something:

Soups made from raw veggies don’t taste very good. It tastes like salad run through a blender.

So I prefer to cook them first. Not because the machine couldn’t handle them uncooked, but for taste. Hope this helps!

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