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
- Combine the honey and strawberries in a food processor until combined leaving some chunks of strawberry.
- In a bowl combine the fruit puree and yogurt.
- Pour evenly into the popsicle canister and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- 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!