Kymythy's Kitchen Nutrition
by Kymythy R. Schultze

“Strawberry Soup: Romance and Health in a Bowl!”

Question: I’m looking for a chilled soup to serve at a luncheon I’m giving. It’d be great if I could brag to my friends that the soup was healthy too! Any ideas?

 Answer: Yes! You might not guess it, but strawberries make a wonderful chilled soup. Strawberries have been very popular throughout history; Madame Tallien (a figure in Napoleon’s court) used to actually bathe in 22 pounds of the crushed berries! Strawberries have been more than bath gel for some though – for instance, the roots were used as a toothbrush and the juice for cleaning tarter and discoloration from teeth. Native Americans made a tea from the roots for stomach, liver, and menstrual problems; while Europeans sipped the tea for indigestion, kidney problems, and blood cleansing. It’s also been made into poultices for burns and wounds.

            Folklore advises to be careful about whom you share a double strawberry with because you’ll be destined to fall in love with that person. Seems like a good soup to share with good friends!

 Strawberry Soup

 4 cups ripe strawberries

1/4 cup peppermint leaves

Dash of ground cloves

 Remove stems from the strawberries; place berries, cloves, and all but a few mint leaves in a food processor or blender; and puree. If strawberries aren’t sweet enough, add a small amount of honey. And, if serving to an adult-only crowd, a splash of champagne may be added! Pour into bowls and garnish with mint leaves. Makes about 2 cups.


Kymythy Schultze has been a trailblazer in animal nutrition for over two decades.  She is also a human nutritionist and has helped thousands of people and their pets live happier, healthier lives.  To learn how to easily prepare healthy meals for dogs, cats, and humans, check out her best-selling books:  “Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet.”, “The Natural Nutrition No-Cook Book: Delicious Food for You…and Your Pets!” and her new book "Natural Nutrition fot Cats: The Path to Purr-fect  Health"
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