Produce of the day #2 Strawberries

This is day 2 for the #produceoftheday challenge! I am choosing one of the most eaten fruits year round, strawberries! Majority of people cut them up and add them to cereals, oatmeal, or smoothies. Let’s change it up a bit with these cool recipes with strawberries.

Strawberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, vitamin C, copper, and omega-3 fatty acids that help with clear skin, hair strength, and weight loss (it produces a metabolism boosting hormone and suppresses appetite).

Strawberry and Avocado Spinach Salad (Serves 2 or more)

  • 6 handfuls of raw spinach
  • 1 cup of diced strawberries
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil

 

Toss the spinach in the olive oil and vinegar. Then fold in the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!

Strawberry Yogurt Pops

  • Canister to make popsicles
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries

  1. Combine the honey and strawberries in a food processor until combined leaving some chunks of strawberry.
  2. In a bowl combine the fruit puree and yogurt.
  3.  Pour evenly into the popsicle canister and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  4.  You can use more than one fruit and layer the popsicles too!

Strawberry Ginger Chia Jam
(From Eating Well magazine)

  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced rhubarb stalks, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • Pinch of sea salt

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir over medium heat. Break apart the fruit as you stir. Keep stirring until the juices from the fruit release and a jam like mixture forms, roughly 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Pour into jam jars and keep stored for up to 2 weeks!

 

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