This is simply amazing. Amazing because it is so yummy yet so healthy and so simple to make. It is so refreshing that I can’t wait to get more strawberries so I can make more! It is strawberry picking time where I live. so this is THE perfect recipe for right now. However, I can’t take full credit for this recipe – I have to give credit to Whole Foods. This was one of their wonderful samples that was being offered at my most recent shopping trip. I was greeted as I walked in the front door with a small cup of this strawberry soup. I took a sip and I was in love. Then I got nervous — thinking, “there is no way this is good for me, I surely will be able to find some ingredient that I will be disappointed in.” I grabbed one of the recipe cards they provided and was pleasantly surprised to not see ONE thing that I disliked.
(They even referred to raw honey — which is far superior to the “honey bear” honey most people buy, not realizing that the pasteurized honey in the bear no longer retains the health benefits of unpasteurized honey.)
I immediately said to my mom, who was with me, “I got to blog this recipe!” I bought the ingredients and made my own batch the next day and was so happy that it turned out just as tasty — actually tastier because I omitted the suggested salt & pepper. I am so happy to share it with you!
This soup contains coconut milk as the base. Coconut milk can be found at any grocery store, often with Thai food or in the organic section. I bought a can of Whole Food’s brand organic coconut milk. Coconut milk is CHOCK FULL of health benefits. Coconut milk is dairy free yet high in calcium. Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal thus strengthening the immune system. Coconut milk is anti-bacterial which aids in digestion because it kills off the bad bacteria in the stomach. Also, the saturated fat in coconut milk is made up of short chain medium fatty acids which the body doesn’t store as fat but converts to energy which aids in weight loss.
- 2 cups fresh organic strawberries, rinsed and hulled
- 1 cup of coconut milk (canned)
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
All all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. This is best served cold. Add some fresh strawberries, blueberries or raspberries and dollop with some fresh made whipped cream for a delightful dessert!