Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie Recipe

A fresh smoothie recipe!

It’s that time of year when everything is about freshness. Isn’t it wonderful to start getting outside in the fresh spring air to take a bike ride, or just walk around without heavy jackets and umbrellas?  For many of us, it’s even fun to freshen up our closets and start rocking some paler hues and lighter fabrics.

And as much as we all love comfort food and hot soup in the cooler months, it’s such a great time of year to also think about eating and drinking cooler, brighter colors – and smoothies are definitely an obvious and delicious go-to option.

Check out this delicious straw-BERRY smoothie recipe, created by registered dietitian Sylvia Klinger. It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or any time!

Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup California strawberries
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons frozen grape juice concentrate
  • ½ cup low fat vanilla or blueberry yogurt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Garnish with sliced strawberries and a mint sprig, if desired.
  3. Diabetes Exchanges: Fruit 2.5, Low-Fat Milk 2.75

 

Check out more California Strawberry Recipes here!


PB & Strawberry Sushi

Begin this school year with a fresh new lunch idea from CA Strawberry Ambassador, Dietitian and Lunchbox-Packing Mom, Holley Grainger: PB & Strawberry Sushi!
All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients! Your kids will love this fun and tasty lunch!

*Plus, check out our #StrawberrySummer Crate & Barrel giveaway below*

Just use PB & fresh strawberries, or an alternative to nut butters!

It’s hard to believe we are already heading back to school!  A new year calls for new backpacks, pencils, binders, and of course lunches. Whether you have been off of lunch duty for the summer, or you have been packing lunch for your kids’ summer camp, it’s always nice to have new lunch ideas. Sure a turkey and cheese sandwich is easy to make, but so are these PB & Strawberry Sushi Rolls. Ready in less than 5 minutes, everyone has time to throw these together. Best of all, I bet you already have most of the ingredients on hand.

All you need is a whole wheat flour tortilla, peanut butter, and strawberries. That’s it! Did you know that strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C? They even have more vitamin C per serving than an orange! This recipe calls for a cup of strawberries (this is about 8 strawberries). Clinical research suggests that eating a serving of eight strawberries is good for the whole body, promoting heart health, diabetes management, supporting brain health, and reducing the risk of some cancers.

Spread the peanut butter onto the tortilla. Add diced strawberries and roll the tortilla inward into a tight long roll. Make sure that you have peanut butter on the edge of the tortilla. This will help your roll stick together and will create a “seal”. Cut into 1 inch pieces with a sharp knife and serve with cut side facing up. You can add some flax or chia seeds to the roll for added nutrients. They can also be made with sunflower, almond, or cashew butter.

Serve with a crisp strawberry salad to add some crunch!

If you want to make this lunch really fun for the kids, send with chopsticks and a note that says, “You’re on a “roll” keep up the good work!” They will be so surprised and love the sweet note from you!

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PB & Strawberry Sushi
Recipe type: Lunch
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Serves: 1 sushi roll
 
Begin this school year with a fresh new lunch idea- Strawberry Sushi! All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients! Your kids will love this fun and tasty lunch!
Ingredients
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (can substitute with sunflower seed butter or almond butter)
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place tortilla on a cutting board and spread with peanut butter. Making sure the peanut butter reaches the edges.
  2. Dice the strawberries and place on the edge of the tortilla in a line.
  3. Roll strawberries in the tortilla. Ensure the edge is “sealed” with peanut butter.
  4. Cut roll into 1 inch squares and arrange on a plate/ lunch box with cut side facing up.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 379 Fat: 18 g Saturated fat: 4 g Unsaturated fat: 14 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 42 g Sugar: 11 g Sodium: 247 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 12 g Cholesterol: 0

 


3 Quick DIY Strawberry Halloween Treats

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cuties

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cuties

Around here, we love all kinds of strawberry recipes – from salads and pizza, chocolate cake, parfaits, to pancakes and waffles – but we especially love creating cute treats for kids using strawberries! I mean, who doesn’t love to see that big smile on a kid’s face when they realize they can eat something they might even want to play with?

With Halloween in mind, we are sharing a short list of easy strawberry treats to make for – or with – the kids in your life whether in your home, family, or neighborhood.

Enjoy – and have a not-so-scary Halloween!

3 Easy Strawberry Halloween Treats

Chocolate Dipped Halloween Strawberry Cuties (Recipe Below)

Chocolate Dipped Halloween Strawberry Cuties

Recipe: Strawberry Boo-Berry Cupcakes

Strawberry Halloween Cupcakes2

Recipe: Not-so-Scary Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Halloween Ghosts

DIY Strawberry Ghosts

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Halloween Cuties
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Serves: 24 cuties
 
Ingredients
  • White Chocolate or Chips (We used CANDIQUIK® vanilla coating)
  • 2 pounds California Strawberries
  • Candy eyeballs or chocolate chips (for eyes)
  • Plain M&Ms for mouth
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate according to product/package directions
  2. Dip strawberries in coating and place on parchment paper.
  3. Arrange candy on face to design little faces.
  4. Let set and enjoy!