This soup is a pure antioxidant bomb. Rose hips are one of the best plant sources of vitamin C and the almonds add the vitamin E you need to keep biological age young.
Wild roses can be found all over the word so the best thing you can do is get out there a pick them fresh. If you don’t feel like going outside most health food stores sell dried rose hips. The soup is sweet, creamy and very well suited as dessert or snack. However, with it’s high levels of vitamin C serves great an immune system booster when you feel that you’re coming down with something.
When I was a child my mom would serve this soup hot on cold winter days or when I was sick. As a special treat she would add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I loved it.
Here is how to make healthy homemade rosehip soup
3 cups fresh rose hips or 2 cups dried rose hips
6 cups water
½ cups sugar
1,5 tablespoon potato starch or cornstarch
10 slivered blanched almonds (optional)
1. Rinse the rose hips, if you are using dried rose hips crush them carefully without crushing the seeds.
2. Boil rose hips for about 10 min in a covered pot.
3. Mash with a fork and strain thoroughly.
4. Heat the strain stirring while adding sugar and starch. Heat until the soup thickens and set aside to cool.
5. Serve the rose hip soup hot or cold with slivered blanched almonds.
If you’re looking for a treat serve the soup hot and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum.