Raw Corn Chowder

Raw Corn Chowder

I have been enjoying the summer months doing fun outdoor activities, testing new recipes using superfoods, and trying a variety of fantastic pure essential oils for supporting my health. I also had a blast teaching coconut classes at two Whole Foods Markets! I adore doing live events and it’s been such an honor having the opportunity to share my love of superfoods at Whole Foods at 3rd and Fairfax and Tarzana.


For the last week it’s been between 90-100 ˚ in Southern California so I have been eating a lot of cold soups, smoothies, fresh fruits, and leafy greens with vegetable salads. I decided to share one of my favorite cold summer soup recipes. This easy-to-make raw corn chowder recipe comes from my cookbook “Deliciously Holistic” which has 154 healing foods recipes and 50 pages of holistic lifestyle tips to help you give your body the support it needs to get energized, healthy and radiant!


My raw corn chowder is wonderful during the summer months when fresh corn is extra sweet, tender, and juicy. Making cold soups in the blender is so easy and perfect for when you don’t want to turn on the stove because the weather is too hot. Pairing vanilla and smoked paprika with the corn adds a smoky, warm, floral note that elevates the flavor of the corn.


The lemon essential oil and fresh lemon juice adds a pop of citrus that is so refreshing. Organic corn is a rich source of vitamin C, B1, and E, lutein, magnesium, and fiber. Lutein is an important carotenoid that helps protects the eyes from macular degeneration. Avocado and almond milk provide important healthy fats and antioxidants to the recipe along with great flavor too! All of these nutrients help you maintain radiant health. I hope you enjoy the soup and have lots of fun in the sun! If you live in a different part of the world where the weather is cold you can always use frozen corn, heat up the soup and serve it warm. I have enjoyed it both ways and I like it warm too.


I put lemon essential oil in this soup because of the wonderful flavor, fragrant aroma, and extra benefits that it adds to my recipe. I really love lemon! The lemon essential oil I use and recommend comes from Italian lemons which have wonderful purity,  potency, and health benefits. This delightful lemon essential oil  is rich in antioxidants and great for detoxification. This versatile essential oil can be used aromatically, topically and internally. It is also considered a powerful cleanser and purifying agent that you can use to keep your home fresh and clean.

If you want to find out more about how to use these wonderful essential oils in your life for wellness, feel free to email me with questions or to schedule a free essential oils phone consultation at aharmonyhealing@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoy my corn soup recipe whenever you want a delicious and easy summer soup recipe! Have you ever made cold corn chowder before? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment.


If you’re looking to boost your energy and help your body get rid of the toxins we all deal with on a daily basis, you should consider doing my Radiance Holistic Detox Cleanse Program. I’m offering a special deal on it for the month of July and August to celebrate the launch. This easy-to-follow detox program is based on whole foods and it gets results! I like doing a detox with every season to reboot my metabolism and help my body get rid of the toxins that we all deal with on a daily basis. Find out why doing a seasonal detox is so effective for helping you maintain vibrant health here.


If you love cold summer soups check out my recipes:


Zucchini Avocado Lemon Soup  

Click here for recipe


Zucchini Avocado Lemon Soup (full bowl) 425



Superfoods Cantaloupe Soup-2 Ways

Click here for recipe


Chilled Cantaloupe Raspberry Superfoods Soup481



If you enjoyed my recipe, check out my holistic cookbook that’s packed with 154 tasty whole foods recipes and 50 pages of healthy living tips! Deliciously Holistic is for sale as a eBook for only $15.00 or as a print book on Amazon! Find out more about the cookbook or get the eBook by clicking here.

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Raw Corn Chowder 4022



Raw Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free          

Makes around 2–4 servings

For Soup:

4 cups organic corn kernels (5–6 ears)

2¼ cups unsweetened almond milk

1 clove garlic—peel and remove inner green stem

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or 1 drop lemon essential oil

½ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ medium avocado—peeled and seed removed

Unrefined sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

For Topping:

½ cup organic corn kernels

¼ cup diced organic red bell pepper


1. Remove husk and silk from the corn and rinse well. Cut corn kernels off the cob with a sharp knife into a large shallow bowl. Scrape cobs over the bowl to remove corn milk.

2. Reserve ½ cup of corn kernels to top soup with. In high-speed blender, puree together 3½ cups corn kernels with almond milk, garlic, lemon juice or lemon essential oil, smoked paprika, vanilla, avocado half*, sea salt, and black pepper until smooth.

3. Strain soup through a fine mesh strainer to have a smooth consistency. If you like the soup warm, continue to blend in your blender for a few minutes until the soup gets hot or place in saucepan and heat gently over low heat until warm. Taste and adjust seasoning. Place in bowl and top with corn kernels and red bell pepper.

*Important note about adding the avocado: If you want to heat up the soup in the blender, add the avocado at the end instead of with the other ingredients once the soup gets hot. You can also cube the remaining half of avocado and blend it with the topping that goes on the soup.

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  1. Shelley, Strange that I was talking to my brother about cold summer soups yesterday! He doesn’t like them but I love them, thanks for sharing these recipes and as it’s nice and warm here I will be trying them out asap 🙂
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  2. Shelley – – Love your recipes and the stories you have behind them. Thats what makes your site soooo unique and enjoyable to visit. This corn chowder sounds amazing!!! Going to see if my WIFE will make it for me =D haha can’t wait to see what type of Fall treats you have in store for us. My favorite food is pumpkin based recipes and for some reason a corn chowder reminds me of it haha 🙂
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    • Thanks Kyle! You just put the biggest smile on my face and joy in my heart with your comments! I hope your wife will make this soup for you and I also have several pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy too including a Pumpkin Hazelnut Chai Soup, Pumpkin Chia pudding, and Pumpkin Coconut Butter. 🙂
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  3. One of my friends has a version of raw corn chowder that she allows us to decide whether to eat hot or cold. For curiosity, I tried it either way and both taste great. I’m sending her your recipe to compare with hers… but she’s such a foodie that she probably will try yours out…. lol
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  4. This is all eye opening stuff Shelley!

    I must admit, I previously had no idea about all of the healthy eating choices. And your raw corn chowder summer option, is certainly no exception.

    And judging by all of your pictures, they actually look pretty tasty as well!LOL!

    Your detoxification process definitely sounds like something I should do asap! I’m all for ridding my body of those inevitable harmful toxins.

    For sure healthier food choices wouldn’t do me any harm! Thanks for sharing so many viable dietary options, that I was previously totally unaware of!
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  5. Lovely images and suggestions. The temperatures have also been soaring in the Islands and the added humidity adds to the discomfort – unless your a tourist and can hang out at the beach. 🙂 These soups look wonderful and I can hardly wait to give them a try.
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  6. All the dishes are mouth-watering. Being a food lover, I really like your posts and visit your blog often. I am really thankful to you for sharing the recipes. I will give it a try on the upcoming weekend.

    • Thanks Alliwilson! I’m so happy to hear that you visit my blog often and really like my posts! I hope you enjoy my corn chowder and please come back again and comment. I love reading comments from my blog readers!
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  7. This sounds so good. I wonder if it would work with rice milk. It’s not as thick as almond milk . . . but I have an almond allergy (as well as some other nuts). Any thoughts on a good substitute?
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  8. Claudia

    So delectable! That seems irresistible.
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  9. Wow! This looks absolutely mouth-watering. And I love that it is so healthy! I’m definitely going to try it as it seems like the perfect summer soup recipe.

    I’ve never used essential oils in my cooking, but I definitely use them for almost everything else from green cleaning to at-home spa recipes. So, since I have several kinds on hand, I may use one of my good quality organic, lemon essentials.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love the idea of summer soup, Shelley.

    I live in New England, and the summer climate is hot days, cool nights. So I can eat hot soup in the evening, but for a refreshing daytime treat… I love the raw corn chowder. Or, as they say in these parts… corn chowda.

    Thanks for the great recipe!
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  11. Some good looking recipes there, Shelley. The corn chowder sounds really good, provided you can find organic, non-GMO corn. I suspect many of your healthy ingredients are easier to find in California than here in Texas.

    Now that the cooler weather is coming, you might be interested in grilling the corn with coconut oil (instead of butter) and seasoning. I’m nor sure what seasoning my wife uses – I’m the griller! – but I know it’s delicious 🙂


    (PS – that’s griller – not gorilla!)
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  12. As one who loves soup but has a personal battle with high blood pressure, I will usually make my own to best control the level of sodium. I love raw foods and am very exited to try all three of these terrific recipes. The pictures look AMAZING!

    • Wow Thanks Carmine! I am so glad you found my blog and I hope you enjoy my recipes. You can adjust the salt to taste to meet your health needs and I recommend you try the Himalayan pink salt or Celtic sea salt which are both mineral rich and a healthier choice then refined table salt.
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