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  • Makes 8 cups

This refreshing treat was inspired by FOK Head Chef Darshana Thacker’s childhood memories of India. Every year for Diwali, Darshana’s mother served a cool, fruit-filled soup to all those who visited their home during the Hindu Festival of Lights. Choose a just-ripe banana for this recipe. You don’t want one that is soft and has dark spots.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1-inch piece stick cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground turmeric
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 medium pear, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup green and/or red grapes, halved
  • 1 dragon fruit, peeled into ¾-inch cubes
  • 2 fresh kiwi, peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • Pure maple syrup, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven combine the first five ingredients (through turmeric). Bring to boiling over medium-low, stirring frequently. Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool completely. (For quick cooling, set the pot in a sink of ice water and stir soup.) Remove stick cinnamon.
  2. Meanwhile, cut orange into supremes: With a small sharp knife, slice off stem and bottom ends. Stand fruit on a flat end and slice off all peel, pith, and outer membrane in vertical strips, following curves of the fruit. You’ll see membranes separating each segment. Slice along membranes on either side to release segments.
  3. Add orange supremes and the next eight ingredients (through blueberries) to the soup. Cover pot and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until soup is cold.
  4. Just before serving, peel and cut banana into ½-inch pieces. Add to chilled soup. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup.

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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