Whole-Grain Strawberry Waffles with Strawberry Sauce

Whole-Grain Strawberry Waffles with Strawberry Sauce

Everyone’s heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be flavorful and fun, too. Need proof? Check out Jenna Braddock’s Whole-Grain Strawberry Waffles with Strawberry Sauce.

Using frozen strawberries for the sauce gives this recipe a unique spin. In fact, frozen strawberries are just as tasty and versatile as fresh strawberries, and boast just as many health benefits.

Whole-Grain Strawberry Waffles with Strawberry Sauce
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
Whole-Grain Strawberry Waffles with Strawberry Sauce
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons oil of choice
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, chopped
  • 2 cups part-skim ricotta
Strawberry Sauce
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries, slightly softened
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa, flax seed, cornstarch and baking powder to combine.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together oil, milk, yogurt, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and whisk together until smooth and no lumps are present. Fold in chopped strawberries.
  5. Spray inside of waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle batter on waffle iron, being careful not to pour too much. About ½ cup of batter per waffle square is a good starting place.
  6. Once waffle is done cooking, remove with tongs and put straight onto bare, preheated oven racks to keep warm until serving.
  7. While the waffles are cooking, prepare strawberry sauce. Put 3 cups of slightly softened strawberries, cornstarch and sugar in blender or food processor. Pulse until strawberries are mealy and no large pieces remain.
  8. Pour contents into a saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat until a gentle boil occurs (about 5–8 minutes). Reduce to lowest setting until ready to serve.
  9. To serve, top waffles with ½ cup ricotta per person, then pour strawberry sauce on top.

 


Vegan Strawberry Cheesecakes

vegan strawberry cheesecake

Dessert. Everyone’s favorite word.

Switch up your dessert menu with these Layered Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Minis from Kristina LaRue. They’re a tasty spin on tradition, and a great way to get your eight strawberries a day.

One serving of eight strawberries is filled with potassium, fiber and antioxidants. They’re also  naturally sweet, yet low in sugar, making these Layered Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Minis a guilt-free option.

Dig in!

Mini Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 8, 4-oz serving jars
  • ⅔ cup raw pecan halves
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cups whole raw cashews, soaked and water removed
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup freeze-dried California Strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh-sliced California Strawberries
  • 6 medium California Strawberries, sliced in half, for topping
Instructions
  1. Using a high-powered blender or food processor, pulse pecans and dates together until ground. Add 1 tablespoon pecan-date mixture into each serving jar, and press into bottom to form crust.
  2. In same blender or food processor, add cashews, maple syrup, almond milk and sea salt. Blend slowly at first, and increase speed until mixture is completely smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each serving jar, and spread to form even layer.
  4. Add ½ cup freeze-dried and ½ cup fresh-sliced strawberries to blender; blend with remaining cheesecake mixture until strawberries are fully incorporated and mixture is smooth.
  5. Divide strawberry-cashew mixture evenly into each serving jar, and spread to form layer; top each mini cheesecake with half a strawberry.
  6. Chill in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to set; keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  7. Note: We recommend soaking raw cashews in hot water for at least 15 minutes, or overnight.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 292 Fat: 19g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 15g Sodium: 24mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg

 


Strawberry Buckwheat Porridge

Vanilla-Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries and Pumpkin Seeds

Healthy and comforting? Check! Try this delicious Vanilla-Spiced Buckwheat Porridge from registered dietitian Katie Cavuto!

The strawberries give this porridge a punch of natural sweetness and a splash of color, while providing a multitude of health benefits. Did you know that just one serving of eight strawberries a day benefits your whole body?

Vanilla-Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries and Pumpkin Seeds
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats (different than kasha, which is roasted)
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, divided
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange zest, divided
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
Instructions
  1. Rinse the buckwheat using a fine-mesh strainer.
  2. Add the rinsed buckwheat to a medium-sized saucepan along with the water, ¾ cup of almond milk, vanilla extract and the cinnamon stick.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then decrease the heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 12 minutes.
  4. At the 12-minute mark, turn off the heat and stir in the orange zest, cardamom and maple syrup. Cover the buckwheat to steam in the pot for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. While the buckwheat continues to cook, combine the strawberries with the remaining orange zest and orange juice.
  6. Uncover the buckwheat, and stir in the remaining ¾ cup of almond milk and the ground flax. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  7. Divide the porridge into 4 bowls, and top each with ½ cup of strawberries and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds.

 


Soufflé Omelet & Strawberry

This Soufflé Omelet with Balsamic Strawberries is a great breakfast! Garnished with mint and powdered sugar, this dish tastes as good as it looks!

 

Soufflé Omelet With Balsamic Strawberries
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (about 8 ounces) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 tbls chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbls aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar, as needed
Instructions
  1. In bowl, combine strawberries, mint, vinegar and 1½ teaspoons of the granulated sugar; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, whisk egg yolks with vanilla and remaining ½ teaspoon granulated sugar for 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
  3. In bowl of electric mixer, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. With rubber spatula, fold yolks into whites until no streaks remain.
  5. In 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter. (To make 2 individual omelets, use 6-inch nonstick skillet.)
  6. When butter is sizzling, add egg mixture, spreading it into an even layer with spatula.
  7. Cover pan; reduce heat to low. Cook omelet 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown on bottom and barely set on top.
  8. Spoon strawberries down center of omelet; with spatula, fold omelet in half over filling. Slide omelet onto plate; dust with confectioners’ sugar.

 


Basil Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Basil Strawberry Lemonade is a fresh twist on classic lemonade. Garnished with basil, lemon, and strawberries this drink looks as good as it tastes!

Basil Strawberry Lemonade

 

 

Basil Strawberry Lemonade
 
Ingredients
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup lemon juice – freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 lb California strawberries – rinsed
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Fresh California strawberries, for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for just 20 seconds.
  2. Pass through a strainer and keep refrigerated until ready for the party.
  3. Serve over ice with slices of lemon, strawberries and basil leaves as garnish.
  4. As an alternative idea, try this as a cocktail. It’s great with vodka, champagne, or dry white wine
Nutrition Information
Calories: 148 Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 38g Sodium: 85mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0


Strawberry & Fava Bean Salad

Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad with Pecorino

Strawberry & Fava Bean Salad topped with Pecorino! This recipe is a great salad, made with fresh California Strawberries!

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Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad with Pecorino
 
Ingredients
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 2 cups shelled fresh fava beans (about 2 pounds in pods)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups rucola (wild arugula)
  • Pecorino cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and the fava beans.
  3. Boil 1 minute; drain and cool fava beans in ice water.
  4. Drain fava beans; pinch one end and slip off tough skins of larger beans (skin on small beans is not usually tough). Discard skins.
  5. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice.
  6. In a large bowl, season shelled fava beans and strawberries with salt and pepper.
  7. Add rucola and enough dressing to coat salad lightly.
  8. Mix gently and spoon onto a platter or 6 salad plates.
  9. With a vegetable peeler, shave cheese generously over salad. Grind more pepper on top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 232 Fat: 8g Sodium: 32g Fiber: 1g Protein: 15g Cholesterol: 172mg

 


Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho

This Strawberry Gazpacho is a great dish made with California Strawberries! This dish is easy to make and delicious too! This is a nice soup that will make a good addition to any meal.

Strawberry Gazpacho
Serves: 8 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs fresh California strawberries, stemmed and chopped
  • ¾ lb plum tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ lb english cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • ½ cup Sherry vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper as needed
Instructions
  1. In blender, purée strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, jalapeños and vinegar.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.

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Refreshing Agua de Jamaica with California Strawberries

Refreshing Agua de Jamaica is a great drink, with this version being made with California Strawberries

Agua de Jamaica with California Strawberries

Refreshing Agua de Jamaica with California Strawberries
 
Ingredients
Fruit:
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans sparkling, lime-flavored water
  • ¼ cup sugar or no-calorie sweetener, if desired
  • 1 cup California strawberries
  • 1 lime, sliced
Agua de Jamaica:
  • 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
  • 8 cups (½ gallon) water
Instructions
  1. Boil hibiscus flowers in water for several minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let steep for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on desired strength.
  3. Add sparkling water, sugar, strawberries, lime and Agua de Jamaica. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 26 Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 7g Sodium: 11mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 0.1g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

 

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Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu

Check out this unique – and delicious – spin on tiramisu from Cowgirl Chef! This strawberry tiramisu will hopefully inspire you.

The strawberries give this tiramisu an aesthetic pop of color, an extra punch of flavor and tasty health benefits. In fact, just one serving of 8 strawberries a day are a great source of potassium, folate, fiber and antioxidants. 

This strawberry tiramisu really does hit the spot – give it a try!

Strawberry Tiramisu
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Serves: 8-10 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder + more for dusting
  • 1 cup brewed strong coffee
  • 1 (7-ounce) package ladyfingers (24)
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers mascarpone
  • 16 oz California strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Whisk the cocoa powder and coffee together in a medium bowl. Set this aside.
  2. Cut the ladyfingers into small pieces, about 1½ inches long. Set these aside.
  3. Put the eggs, sugar, and pinch of salt in the top of a double-boiler over simmering water. Stir constantly for 5 minutes or until it’s slightly warm. Pour this into your mixer bowl with a whisk attachment.
  4. Whip the egg mixture until it’s very thick, about 5 minutes. Add the mascarpone (it’s fine cold, directly from the fridge) in spoonfuls while the mixer is running. You may lose volume, so let the mixer go until the mixture thickens again, for another 5 minutes.
  5. To assemble your tiramisus, dip the sliced ladyfingers one at time into the coffee/chocolate mixture, leaving them only for 1 or 2 seconds, then layer them in your serving glasses. (You don’t have to be too precise with the layering that comes next; in fact, you want this to more like a parfait than a traditional molded tiramisu.) Add a heaping tablespoonful of mascarpone filling, smooth it out slightly, then dust with chocolate. Add a few sliced strawberries. Repeat with the ladyfingers, filling, and chocolate dusting and decorate with a few sliced strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 


Strawberry Hibiscus Popsicles

Strawberry Hibiscus Popsicles

Looking for a fun way to get your 8 strawberries a day in? Try these strawberry hibiscus popsicles from The Other Side of The Tortilla!

Strawberries are available all year-round and are bursting with antioxidants, vital nutrients and dietary fiber. Now, who wants a popsicle? You’re in for a healthy treat!

Strawberry Hibiscus Popsicles

Strawberry Hibiscus Popsicles
Serves: 10 2.5-ounce popsicles
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • ½ cup water or coconut water
Instructions
  1. Clean and hull 2 cups of fresh strawberries. Dry them off and put them in a plastic bag or on a small tray in the freezer for an hour.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water and ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers to a boil. Turn heat down slightly and gently boil for 4-5 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Once the juice is room temperature, pour through a fine mesh sieve into a measuring cup. Press the flowers to get all the juice out. You should have about ½ cup concentrated juice. Discard the flowers. Set aside until your strawberries come out of the freezer.
  4. Add strawberries, hibiscus juice, 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup and ½ cup water or coconut water to a blender and blend on high until you have a smooth consistency.
  5. Pour into popsicle molds, filling them only ¾ of the way to the top. Freeze for at least 8 hours, or until fully frozen.
  6. Notes: To loosen the popsicles from the molds, run the bottom of the molds under cool or lukewarm water for a few minutes. They should slide right out.