Strawberries are a hot item in the Spring time! As their peak season starts, there are a few important health benefits you should be aware of when you are eating this delicious fruit:
Here are some tasty strawberry recipes to try at home:
STRAWBERRY QUINOA SALAD:
Cook 1 C of quinoa as directed on the package. In a separate pan, toast almonds and pecans on medium heat, tossed in organic maple syrup and soy sauce (half and half ratio) for about 7-10 minutes. In a bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chopped organic strawberries, chopped organic avocados, candied nuts, roughly chopped spinach and crumbled goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and dress with olive oil, lemon juice and poppy seeds.
BERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE:
In a blender, add 1 organic banana, ½ C organic strawberries, ½ C organic raspberries, 1 tbsp. honey (optional), 1 tbsp. coconut oil, 1 tbsp. hemp hearts and cover with coconut milk. Blend until smooth and enjoy in the morning!
BERRY DETOX WATER
In a 1 liter pitcher, add 2 C chopped organic strawberries, 1 clam of organic mint leaves, 2 sliced organic limes, and fill the rest with water. Let sit for a few hours and enjoy with ice for up to 5 days (kept refrigerated).