Strawberry Smoothie Parfait

Strawberry Smoothie Parfait

This Strawberry Smoothie Parfait is just as beautiful as it is delicious thanks to creator Matt Robinson over at @realfoodbydad.

To make this recipe super simple, you can use store bought granola like we did; but if you’d like to add an additional homemade touch with even more strawberry flavor, check out our Farmer’s Wife Strawberry Granola Recipe here. We used low-fat vanilla yogurt for our parfaits, but feel free to use whatever yogurt you prefer!

Strawberry Smoothie Parfait
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Serves: 6 parfaits
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Smoothie Layer
  • 1 pound fresh California strawberries
  • 3 small ripe bananas
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Pineapple Smoothie Layer
  • 1 pound of frozen pineapple
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Toppings
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Oats & Honey Granola
Instructions
To make Strawberry Layer:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
To make Pineapple Layer:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
To Assemble and Serve:
  1. Alternate layering the strawberry and pineapple smoothies in a parfait glass. Finish with toppings, about 1-2 tablespoons of each.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 parfait Calories: 278 kcal Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 60 g Sugar: 32 g Sodium: 65 mg Fiber: 6.5 g Protein: 7.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg

 


Strawberry Lassi

Lassi is a traditional Indian drink made with yogurt or buttermilk. We’ve added strawberries for a sweet and flavorful combination!

Strawberry Lassi
Serves: 2, 12-oz drinks
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (about 8 ounces) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and halved
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, low-fat or whole milk
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. In blender jar, combine all ingredients. Blend on high speed until frothy
  2. Pour into two 12-ounce glasses; serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 oz Calories: 114 kcal Fat: 2 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 14 g Sodium: 89 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 7 g Cholesterol: 7 mg

 


Roasted Strawberry Smores

Roasted Strawberry Smores

This tasty Strawberry Roasted S’mores idea from Laura Fuentes of Fresh Living is a great treat and a fun one to make, too!

 

Roasted Strawberry S'mores
Serves: 1½ cups berry mixture
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound California strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey
  • ½ vanilla bean, seeds removed or
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Marshmallows, store-bought or homemade
  • Graham Crackers
Instructions
To make the Roasted Strawberries:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. If you use a silicone mat, you can slide the berries off when they are done, right into your jar!
  2. In a large bowl, combine strawberries, honey, and vanilla bean seeds (or vanilla extract). Transfer strawberry mixture to your lined baking sheet .
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, remove from oven, and allow berries to cool down to room temperature. Once cooled, transfer roasted berries to a glass jar.
To assemble S'mores:
  1. Toast marshmallows until golden and gooey. Place a piece of chocolate onto the graham cracker, top with gooey marshmallow, drizzle with roasted berries (at room temperature not chilled), and top with another graham cracker.
Notes
You can refrigerate roasted berries for up to a week

 


Strawberry Charcuterie Board

Strawberry Charcuterie Board

This strawberry charcuterie board is exactly what you need this spring – a little bit of all the fresh, tasty things that you love, including juicy California strawberries. A big thanks to Kelly Pfeiffer over at Nosh and Nourish for creating this heavenly spread!

HOW TO BUILD AN EPIC SPRING CHARCUTERIE BOARD:

TIP: You want at least 2 in each category!

Dips/sauces:
Strawberry Whipped Feta with fresh basil garnish
Garlic Onion Jam
Honey Mustard

Fresh fruit/veggies:
Lots of California strawberries!
Sliced honeycrisp apples
Golden cherry tomatoes
Blanched asparagus rolled in prosciutto

Cheeses:
The whipped feta (above) totally counts!
Saint Angel or another soft cheese like Brie
Sartori Raspberry BellaVitano cheese

Meats:
Prosciutto
Salami

Nuts:
Pistachios
Almonds

Carbs:
Simple Mills grain-free crackers
Sliced French bread
Lemon cookies
Lemon macarons

Strawberry Charcuterie Board - Strawberry Whipped Feta Dip
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 8oz container of whipped cream cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 4 - 6 strawberries, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon curd
  • 6 fresh basil leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium for a minute or two until thoroughly combined.
  2. Serve with bread or crackers.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 152 kcal Fat: 13 g Saturated fat: 8 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 7 g Sugar: 6 g Sodium: 179 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 45 mg

 


How to Make Strawberry Hearts

How to make strawberry hearts

It’s so easy to learn how to make strawberry hearts from fresh strawberries! In just a few minutes you can transform a few strawberries into an even more special treat that can be shared as-is, or dipped in chocolate. Think special treats for mom on Mother’s Day, or a little strawberry bouquet for that special someone on Valentine’s Day – or just any time you want to make someone feel loved!

How to Make Strawberry Hearts

  1. With small, sharp knife cut out the stem of the strawberry as shown in the photo.

How to make strawberry hearts

2. Slice the strawberry in half.
How to make strawberry hearts

3. At the top center of the berry, cut a small V-shape. See photo below.
How to make strawberry hearts

4. To serve or for easy chocolate-dipping, insert a toothpick at the bottom.

How to make strawberry hearts

5. To cover in chocolate, melt chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave and stir. Microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring in-between) until soft and creamy. Add a little coconut oil for a softer consistency. Let cool on parchment paper.
How to make strawberry hearts

 


Farmer’s Wife Strawberry Granola

Farmer's Wife Strawberry Granola

We love the crunchy sweetness of this wholesome Strawberry Granola. It makes a great topping for yogurt or ice cream, can be mixed into a trail mix for an on-the-go snack, or simply enjoyed on its own or combined with ice cold milk for a satisfying treat. The old-fashioned oats and dehydrated strawberries don’t just add flavor, but also give this granola a heart-healthy edge!

Farmer's Wife Strawberry Granola
Serves: 17, ½ cup servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup cashew pieces
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup assorted dehydrated strawberries and mango
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 300 F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Stir honey, oil and brown sugar in saucepan over low heat until smooth and not grainy.
  2. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; toss. Spread on prepared sheet. Bake until golden, stirring every 10 minutes, about 40 minutes. Place sheet on cooling rack. Stir granola; cool. Mix in fruit. Can be stored in airtight container for 2 weeks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 215 kcal Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 2 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sugar: 18 g Sodium: 66 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


Strawberry Almond Butter Snackwich

We love this Strawberry Almond Butter Snackwich. It’s easy to make and will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!

Strawberry Almond Butter Snackwich
Serves: 2 sandwiches
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 4 thin rice cakes
  • 2-4 fresh, whole California strawberries
  • 1-2 teaspoons of honey
Instructions
  1. Smooth almond butter on top side of rice cakes. Add sliced strawberries and drizzle with honey. Serve open-faced or top with rice cake for a sandwich.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 486 kcal Fat: 36 g Saturated fat: 4 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 32 g Sugar: 11 g Sodium: 181 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 15 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


Strawberry Nutella Smoothie

Strawberry Nutella Smoothie

Strawberries and Nutella – two things that are awesome on their own but made even better when combined into this Strawberry Nutella Smoothie! This smoothie is so easy to make, you’ll be enjoying it as a delicious snack in no time at all. We used skim milk in our recipe, but feel free to use fuller fat milks based on your flavor preferences. Plant based milks are great options for varying flavor and nutrients, as well.

 

Check out our other snacks!

Strawberry Nutella Smoothie
Serves: 1 large or 2 small (10-oz) smoothies (nutrition info given for small)
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups California Strawberries, hulled
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Nutella
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Puree the strawberries, milk, Nutella, and vanilla extract in a blender.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10 oz. Calories: 379 kcal Fat: 19 g Saturated fat: 6 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 48 g Sugar: 42 g Sodium: 56 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 6 g Cholesterol: 1 mg

 


Strawberries N Cream Sandwich

Strawberries N Cream Sandwich

Sometimes, the simplest of ingredients make for the best flavor combinations. This Strawberries n’ Cream Sandwich has only five basic ingredients, therefore it is super easy to make and delicious as a snack for work, after school, or late night cravings. Not only is this recipe tasty, but it’s also a healthier snack option you can feel good about. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C to support your health. Also, both strawberries and whole grains, like those used in wheat bread, have been shown to protect against heart disease. It’s a win-win!

Strawberries N Cream Sandwich
Serves: 2 sandwiches
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • Zest of one orange
  • 4-8 California strawberries, sliced
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, honey and orange zest.
  2. Spread mixture onto two slices of whole wheat bread.
  3. Add sliced strawberries on top of cream mixture and top with remaining two slices of whole wheat bread to create sandwich.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 347 kcal Fat: 9 g Saturated fat: 4 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 56 g Sugar: 20 g Sodium: 409 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 17 mg

 


Strawberry & Nutella Panino

Strawberry + Banana Nutella Panino

Did you know that Nutella came about as a way to extend the limited chocolate supply in Italy during World War II? Cocoa was being rationed in Italy, and Italian baker Pietro Ferrero (yes, that Ferrero) decided to use hazelnuts as a way to make his cocoa supplies last longer. The original recipe was updated in the 1960s and Nutella was born.

We’re so glad that Nutella took off in popularity around the world, because it is a match made in heaven with California strawberries! The combination of smooth and creamy Nutella, fresh strawberries, and sweet banana melted between slices of crusty ciabatta bread makes this Strawberry & Nutella Panino recipe an instant favorite. You will definitely be adding it to your “best desserts” list, and your friends and family will be begging for seconds!

Strawberry & Nutella Panino
Serves: 2 paninis
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4-8 fresh, whole strawberries, sliced
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 4 slices of ciabatta bread
  • 2 mint leaves, optional
Instructions
  1. Heat sandwich press or pan on stove to medium low.
  2. Spread thin layer of butter on bottom and top side of ciabatta roll. Spread Nutella onto both slices. Add sliced strawberries and banana and sandwich together.
  3. Lightly brown both sides in sandwich press or pan until Nutella begins to ooze out the sides.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 panino Calories: 626 kcal Fat: 22 g Saturated fat: 8 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 96 g Sugar: 31 g Sodium: 617 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 15 g Cholesterol: 15 mg