Now that summer is officially here, fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful. I love having a huge selection of all my favorites available whenever I’m in the mood for their deliciousness. There are lots of them and they taste great! My all-time favorite fruit is strawberries. There are so many different ways to prepare them.
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Here are 10 Simple Strawberry Snacks that are sweet and satisfying:
- Strawberry and Almond Milk Shake: Mix 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup strawberries, and ½ cup ice in a NutriBullet or blender. Top with whipped cream if desired.
- Strawberries and Yogurt: Puree ¼ cup strawberries and mix with 5.3 ounce container of vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Strawberry Pancakes: Puree ½ cup strawberries into 1 cup pancake mix and rest of ingredients as directed by package. Top with whipped cream if desired.
- Strawberry Protein Shake: Mix ½ cup pureed strawberries into a premade protein shake.
- Strawberry Oatmeal: Add ¼ cup chopped strawberries into oatmeal prepared according to package directions.
- Strawberries and Cheese: Snack on layered strawberry and sharp cheddar slices.
- Strawberry and Ice Cream: Mix ¼ cup chopped strawberries into a cup of ice cream.
- Strawberries and Almonds. : Top ½ Tbsp. slivered almonds with ½ of a medium chopped strawberry. Then top that with a dollop of whipped cream. If desired, freeze for about an hour.
- Strawberry Cake: Substitute pureed strawberries for the water in a box of vanilla cake mix. Top with vanilla frosting and decorate with strawberry slices.
- Baked Strawberries: Bake strawberry slices in the oven at 200 degrees for 3 hours.
These 10 Simple Strawberry Snacks are just a few of the many ways to eat strawberries. Of course, they taste great all by themselves, plain and delicious. Be sure to enjoy all the fresh fruits and vegetables the summer season has to offer. And, of course, don’t forget to freeze some for later!
What are your favorite strawberry treats? I’d love to try some of them out!!
Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.