Strawberries are bright red, juicy, and sweet especially this time of year so let's make the most of them! They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.
Usually consumed raw and fresh, these berries can also be used in a variety of jams, jellies, and desserts. Check out our 5 Ways with Strawberries below!
Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time : 10 minutes Serves 4 177 calories per serving
1. Put the chopped banana and strawberries into a pan along with 80ml water. Over medium heat, cook the fruit until soft enough to mash, about 3-5 mins. Take off the heat and squash the banana and strawberries, using a fork or potato masher, until thick and mushy. Add the marshmallows, then stir them into the hot fruit pulp and mix gently over low heat until they dissolve, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
2. Fold the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract into the cooled fruit mallow mix, then divide the mixture between 4 separate dishes and chill for about 2 -3 hours, or until lightly set.
Prep time: 5 minutes Serves 1 237 calories per serving
1. Divide the cottage cheese equally and evenly between the three crisp breads.
2. Top with the sliced strawberries and sprinkle over the fresh mint if using. Serve straight away.
TIP - Swap the mint for freshly ground black pepper.
Prep time: 5 minutes Serves 1 236 calories per serving
1. In a bowl mix together the Greek yogurt, porridge oats and a third of the chopped strawberries
2. Pour the mixture into a glass tumbler top with the remaining strawberries and chill in the fridge overnight
3. Serve with a little fresh mint (optional)
TIP - If it's a little thick for your taste, think down with a little milk before serving.
Prep time: 5 minutes Serves 1 161 calories per serving
1. Place the frozen strawberries and the Greek yogurt in a small blender and blitz.
2. Serve straight away
Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves 1 163 calories per serving
1. Set aside a couple of strawberry’s for the topping and place the rest in a small saucepan with the honey and a tbsp. of water. Gently bring to medium heat ( do not allow to boil) and cook for 3-5 minutes until the strawberries have collapsed, using a wooden spoon mash them until a rough puree has been achieved. Set aside and leave to cool for 20 minutes
2. In another bowl add the yoghurt, cream cheese and vanilla essence. Mix together until smooth.
3. Place the biscuit in a blender, and blend until breadcrumb-like in consistency.
4. Take a glass tumbler, place the crumbed biscuit in the bottom, then top with half of the cream cheese mixture. Top the cream cheese mixture with half of the strawberry sauce. Repeat the process with the remaining cream cheese mixture and then finally the last of the strawberry sauce.
5. Decorate with the strawberries. Chill for 15 - 20 minutes before serving