Our best healthy strawberry recipes

July is strawberry season! Make the most of this delicious fruit by incorporating it into your diet with these healthy strawberry recipes

Our best healthy strawberry recipes

Source: Web exclusive, July 2011

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

This refreshing strawberry yogurt smoothie takes only a few minutes to prepare, making it one of the easiest healthy strawberry recipes ever! It’s also ideal as a nourishing start to the day.

Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie

Spinach…in a smoothie? Don’t let the title fool you. Though each serving is packed with an incredible full cup of this nutritional powerhouse, the sweetness of fresh strawberries and banana is front and centre in this deliciously drinkable strawberry recipe.

Banana and Peach (or Strawberry) Smoothie

Bursting with vitamins and minerals, this banana and peach smoothie is ideal when you have little time for breakfast, and it makes a great snack. For a strawberry and banana smoothie, instead of peaches use 220 g strawberries.

Arugula & Strawberry Salad

While simple in design, this strawberry salad recipe is complex in flavour. The spicy arugula, sweet fresh strawberries, crunchy toasted almonds and soft creamy goat cheese all blend together perfectly.

Strawberry-Cucumber Salad with Almonds and Mint in Strawberry Vinaigrette

Since the vinaigrette is made with strawberry preserves, you get an extra blast of strawberry sweetness in every bite. English cucumbers dish up a juicy crunch while toasted almonds provide just enough nuttiness to balance the flavours in this healthy strawberry recipe.

Muesli with Strawberries and Hazelnuts

The original recipe for this nutritious breakfast cereal was developed more than a century ago, by Dr. Bircher-Benner at his clinic in Zurich. The technique of soaking the cereal, here using milk, makes the muesli easier to eat and digest.

Caramelized Pineapple, Balsamic Strawberries & Orange Ice

This strawberry recipe is very simple to prepare and easily elevated to suit any dinner. The caramelized pineapple, strawberries and balsamic vinegar provide natural sweetness. The addition of the orange ice lends an interesting contrast of flavour and texture.

Blueberry-Strawberry Mousse (It’s not yogurt!)

Take advantage of all the fresh berries available at your local grocery stores. This strawberry dessert recipe will satisfy even the biggest critics and takes just minutes to prepare.

Lemon Mousse with Strawberries

Sampling this lemon mousse with strawberries is like spooning up sunshine; the jewel-like layers of berries are an unexpected delight. We’ve lightened up the mousse by substituting gelatin and fat-free yogurt for the usual quantities of eggs and cream.

Blooming Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote

This delicious dessert from "Fearless in the Kitchen" host Christine Cushing blends the tangy taste of lemon with luscious summer strawberries. It’s the perfect strawberry recipe to compliment a light summer dinner.

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