Strawberry Horchata

Looking for a unique, refreshing beverage using strawberries? Try this strawberry horchata recipe from Mama Latina Tips. Not only is it yummy and satisfying, it’s an easy way to incorporate a serving of 8 strawberries into your diet.

Plus, since California strawberries are available all year long, you can make this throughout the year. Try it out!

Strawberry Horchata
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Serves: 8 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour or brown rice flour
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (or about 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon)
  • 1 cup almond beverage
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ pounds of strawberries, plus a few extra for garnishing, washed and hulled
  • 6 cups of water
Instructions
  1. Mix rice flour, cinnamon stick and almond beverage in a blender or food processor until cinnamon is completely pulverized. Pour into a small pot and warm over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Add vanilla extract, turn the heat off and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine strawberries (remember to leave a few extra for garnishing), condensed milk and one cup of water. Mix until well integrated and as smooth as possible.
  3. Strain rice flour mixture into the water, pour the strawberry-condensed milk mixture and mix well. Adjust for sweetness.
  4. Either cut in half or chop strawberries to garnish the glasses.
  5. Chill or pour over ice and serve.


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!


Thai Style Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

This Thai Style Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe is a unique smoothie that is healthy and easy to make!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Spice up your morning routine by blending frozen mango cubes with strawberries, coconut cream and chile powder.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie, Thai Style
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen California Strawberries
  • ½ cup California strawberry juice
  • ¾ cup frozen mango cubes
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 4 Thai basil leaves
  • ¼ cup cream of coconut
  • Pinch chile powder
  • ½ cup ice
  • Skewered fresh California strawberry and fresh mango cube for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the garnish in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with the fruit skewer.

 

Check out more California Strawberry Recipes here!


5 Easy Brunch Ideas for Father’s Day

Bacon and Strawberry Stuffed Pancakes

Father’s Day is a perfect day to hop out of bed and head straight to the kitchen to whip up something special for a special dad. Whether you have the whole day to spend with him, or just breakfast or brunch, we’re sure that any one of the recipes below will make your time more special.

The five recipes listed below, created by some of our favorite bloggers, were picked because they are both easy and delicious. We’re sure that even some mini chefs who want to impress dad would be able to handle these with a little help from mom or big brother or sister.

After you check the recipes out, leave a comment with your favorite to enter to win our Father’s Day Giveaway below.

Father’s Day Brunch Ideas

Srawberry Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins by The Lemon Bowl

Strawberry and Bacon Stuffed Pancakes (Shown Above) by Garlic Girl

Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie by Sylvia Klinger, RD

Strawberry Quinoa Parfait by Foodie Crush

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders  by California Strawberry Commission

Enter to Win a Starbucks Gift Card

Do you have a favorite from the list above, or have a link to your own favorite Father’s Day recipe ideas? If so, feel free to share for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.  The winner will be randomly selected and contacted Thursday, June 18th.


Cool Red Strawberry Smoothie

A cool and refreshing Strawberry Smoothie recipe made with California Strawberries

Cool Red Strawberry Smoothie
Who doesn’t love a refreshing, sweet and healthy smoothie made with just the right ingredients? It’s amazing the different ways they can be made. One of the best things that has happened to smoothies recently is that we’re learning just how tasty the addition of veggies can be.

What’s most fascinating is that adding veggies doesn’t detract from the sweetness of smoothies when the right ingredients and proportions are added.

This smoothie, created by registered dietitian Sylvia Klinger, is a perfect example with a combination of strawberries and vibrant and healthy beets. The taste is as wonderful as the color!

Enjoy!

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Cool Red Strawberry Smoothie
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Serves: 2 smoothies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup grape juice or pomegranate juice
  • 4 lemon peels
  • 5 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed
  • 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 medium fresh beet, cooked or canned
  • 1 large carrot, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, blend fruit together until smooth. For a sorbet consistency use whole frozen strawberries.