Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cherry Orange Soup

Flathead Cherries are sweet and heavenly! 
A dear friend gave some cherries to me last summer already pitted and ready for the freezer!
So I decided to make Cherry Orange Soup!
This soup is like having dessert, its so delicious and the kids love it too!
  • Cherry Orange Soup
  • 1 pound sweet cherries, pitted (Flathead cherry's are the best!)
  • ½ cup black cherry juice
  • ½ cup almond mylk
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, top with orange slice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch cinnamon
  • Directions: Blend and Chill. Top with orange slice. It doesn't get more simple than that!

Cherries are relatives of the plum, and sweet cherries are much more difficult to produce than sour cherries because, not uncommonly, a late spring frost can devastate a crop. Most cherries are produced in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. But here in the Northwest Montana we are blessed with the Flathead Cherry! 
Woo Woo!
Sweet cherries are a warming food that increases vital energy and tone the spleen-pancreas, liver, and kidneys. Also astringent, they remove excess body acids and blood stagnation when eaten regularly, and are therefor therapeutic for gout, paralysis, numbness in the extremities, and rheumatic pain in the lower half of the body. 
Sweet cherries reduce vata and kapha and can be used in moderation by pitta.
Cherries are an excellent source of iron and contain some phosphorus, potassium and calcium, as well as vitamin A.
Nutrition info was obtained from The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, by Rebecca Wood.

To be healthy: eat right, walk right and talk to yourself right!
Cheers to a beautiful day!


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  1. Mmm...I heart fresh cherries! I've never had the Flathead variety but being in WA I've had my fair share of others. :) Your soup looks beautiful!

  2. love your blog! this soup looks amazing! =)

  3. Thank you both, you are so sweet!

    Rosie, I am originally from WA! I love all the different fruits over there! :)