5 Ways with Strawberries

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!

  1. Strawberry surprise! Sweet, fluffy and packed with strawberry flavour.

Prep time: 5 minutes      Cooking time : 10 minutes     Serves 4       177 calories per serving

  • 200g ripe strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 150g marshmallows
  • 100g Fage 5% Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 small ripe banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • Method

    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.

    1. Strawberry and cottage cheese crisp breads. Packing nutrients derived from protein rich cottage cheese and antioxidants from the strawberries, these little slices of deliciousness will ensure you remain full without feeling guilty.

    Prep time: 5 minutes       Serves 1      237 calories per serving

  • 2 fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional)
  • 3 multigrain rye crispbreads, such as Ryvita
  • 150g low-fat natural cottage cheese
  • Method

    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.

    1. Overnight strawberry oats. This easy recipe is perfect to make ahead of breakfast. It only needs 5 minutes of prep and is packed with healthy fibre and protein!

    Prep time: 5 minutes       Serves 1      236 calories per serving

  • 20g Jumbo porridge oats
  • 140g Fage 5% Greek Yoghurt
  • 100g strawberries, cleaned, top removed and roughly chopped
  • sprig of fresh mint, optional
  • Method

    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.

    1. Super quick strawberry ice-cream! Ice-cream ready within minutes using only two ingredients, whats not to love about this recipe!

    Prep time: 5 minutes      Serves 1       161 calories per serving

  • 140g frozen strawberries
  • 120g Fage 5% Greek Yoghurt
  • Method

    1. Place the frozen strawberries and the Greek yogurt in a small blender and blitz.

    2. Serve straight away

    1. Layered Strawberry Cheesecake. Make this show stopping cheesecake for the perfect summer evening treat.

    Prep time: 5 minutes      Cooking time: 10 minutes       Serves 1       163 calories per serving

  • 100g ripe strawberries
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Fage 5% Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Extra Light low fat cream cheese
  • dash of vanilla essence, optional
  • 1 digestive biscuit
  • Method

    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

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