STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE:
1 frozen banana
8 frozen strawberries (without stems)
1 tsp MCT oil
2 Tbsp flaxseed
1/2-1 scoop protein powder (depending on if I've worked out or not)
1 LARGE handful of spinach
Blend together in the blender until smooth and Enjoy :)
ANTIOXIDANT FUELED STRAWBERRY SALAD
Rinse leafy green of choice (spinach/arugula/mixed greens)
Add in slivered almonds, diced strawberries, chopped grilled chicken, and roasted sweet potatoes
Top it off with some avocados and tomatoes
Dress with my HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE (Blend together 4 strawberries + 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar + 4 Tbsp olive oil + 2 Tbsp balsamic + salt and pepper to taste). If you would rather a sweeter dressing, add 2 Tbsp honey.
Strawberry season is usually from about April to August as they are the first fruit to ripen after rhubarb in the spring/early summer!!
Smaller the berry = more flavor
Larger the berry = more water = duller flavor
Buying strawberries at your local farmers market or strawberry patch allows you to find out more about your farmer and the process they use to grow their strawberries (organic)!
Easy Ways to use strawberries