With the heat of summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to use peaches in a cool and refreshing soup like this tree ripened Peachy Keen Soup, dripping with orchard fresh flavor. This sweet summer soup is inexpensive, easy to make, and incredibly versatile. We used it as a cool lunch side dish to go with a sandwich and yogurt, almost like a drink. The chunks of peach in this recipe make it hearty enough for a mid-afternoon snack as well.
PEACHY KEEN SOUP
1 lb peaches (about 3 large, peeled and diced)
¾ cup pineapple juice
½ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbsp sugar
¼ cup of pineapple chunks
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp cinnamon
1-6 oz. carton vanilla yogurt
Reserve ½ cup of peaches. Place remaining ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour equally into bowls, thermoses, mugs… whichever is best fit for how you are serving your Peach Soup. Stir into peach mixture. Cover and refrigerate. Garnish with ½ cup reserved peaches and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
You can also eat this as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or pork with an organic salad on the side. You can use it as a base for a smoothie or transform breakfast oatmeal into something special by using the soup in place of milk or cream. And, if you want to remove that healthy halo for one evening, transform the soup into a refreshing adult beverage with a bit of vodka or rum! The possibilities are endless!
By Marlene Coccari Ulisky
We packed our Peachy Keen soup, a sandwich, some yogurt and dried cranberries away for lunch in these incredibly designed containers by Unikia of Norway. Their Compleat line of products are innovative, creative, simple, incredibly functional and compact and beautiful all in one.
The Compleat Foodskin is a reusable container that lets you wrap your favorite sandwich almost airtight and flat. The Compleat Energybooster container has a thermos like top, a bottom that comes off and can be filled with yogurt, apple sauce, etc... and an even smaller compartment in the bottom where we put our dried cranberries.
Two smart and simple items to flawlessly pack a 'meal on the go'.