Call me biased… but May is the best month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month (it’s today actually), but it’s National Strawberry Month. A designated 31-day celebration to honor my favorite food? Say no more. To share the excitement, we decided to give you a little gift for the occasion. Following are our top five favorite strawberry recipes from the blog. These healthy recipes are perfect for spring potlucks and picnics or, at the berry least, munching on your own at home.
Put your best foot forward and give yourself strength to tackle the day with nourishment from fruit. Packed with a half pint of fresh strawberries and two scoops of MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder, this smoothie is one refreshing way to fuel up. Tip: Leave on the tops of the strawberries and toss ‘em in the blender as-is for added vitamins and minerals!
Ditch the processed, packaged granola bars and make your own! Whether you skip breakfast because you’re rushing out, or you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up, it’s great to have a fresh batch of homemade snack bars for easy grab-and-go (these ones especially). Made with wholesome oats, freeze-dried strawberries and flakes of dried coconut, these vegan and gluten-free bars are a naturally sweet treat your taste buds will obsess over.
This warm weather calls for refreshing, ice-cold treats. Unfortunately, any that can be purchased from the frozen food section at the store come with a pretty lengthy ingredient list. These kid-tested, mom-approved ice pops, on the other hand, are sweetened with simple, real-food ingredients including strawberries (of course), green tea, agave nectar, basil and freshly squeezed orange juice. They’re good for you and your little ones!
This year’s salad of spring features your favorite red berry plus a chilled blend of lightly cooked veggies and couscous. Drizzled with a sweet citrus dressing, this bowl is a great way to bring fruity-freshness to the dinner table. Pair it with your favorite soup or grilled tofu for a full meal!
Sushi for dinner is nice. But sushi for dessert is even nicer. This sweet spin on sushi combines healthy ingredients such as almond butter, strawberries and bananas to create an aesthetically pleasing dessert dish. Plate it to look like your favorite sushi roll and pair it with a delicious, cherry-red dipping sauce.
... and the strawberry-filled suggestions continue. Order it all on Vitacost.com and we'll ship it straight to your door!