Meatless Monday: Avocado Cream of Mushroom Soup

By: Jamie Webber

I love avocados more than anything. I eat a whole one every day (not in one sitting but throughout the day an entire avocado is definitely consumed). I use them to make creamy sauces, indulgent raw chocolate mousse, and always in salads. I even use it in homemade “do-it-yourself” face masks to give my skin a refreshing and vibrant glow.
Consuming one every day may even be the reason I rarely get sick. An avocado a day might help keep the doctor away…

In just one avocado your body fills up on vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, high amounts of potassium and of course that “healthy” fat. It also helps improve the absorption of nutrients, reduces signs of aging and regulates your blood sugar.

I had never tried avocado in my homemade soups until now. Using the avocado as this soup’s base made it so rich, creamy, satisfying and delicious. Who needs Cream of Mushroom Soup with heavy white cream and butter when you can have this vegan delight instead?

This recipe was adapted from Paleo Plan

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  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) coconut oil
  • 1 cup (128 g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red pepper (capsicum), diced
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, finely minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh basil


1. In a food processor or high-powered blender, blend avocado, lemon juice, garlic and hot water. Set aside.


2. Heat coconut oil in  a medium pan with tall sides over medium-high heat.

3. Sauté mushrooms, red pepper (capsicum), onion, tomato, and basil until they begin to soften.


4. Add avocado mixture and heat through.



Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 2 - 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories230
  • Fat18g
  • Saturated Fat5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium20mg
  • Carbohydrates17g
  • Fiber8g
  • Sugars6g
  • Protein 4g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Jamie Webber

Jamie is the Editorial Content Manager at Reboot. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, she is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to live happy and healthy by consuming more fruits and vegetables. She was one of the first members to join the Reboot community and has been juicing ever since. Jamie uses her juicer and blender everyday and loves experimenting with new recipes, especially guilt-free sweets to fulfill her sweet tooth. Follow her on twitter @JamiesHealthTip.

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