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18 Appetizing (and Healthy!) Strawberry Recipes

Jun 23 2014 - 3:09am

'Tis the season for strawberries to finally start ripening to their supersweet, tender selves. To celebrate back-to-berry season, we've compiled 12 scandalously good-looking strawberry recipes that are actually good for you too. Click through and become a berry believer.


— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr and Aemilia Madden

Sources: Vegetarian Times [1], Leta Shy, Jenny Sugar

Gluten-Free Strawberry Muffins

Adapted from a BabyCakes muffin recipe, these gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free strawberry muffins [2] have a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a spicy twist.

Source: Gluten Free Dom [3]

Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Frozen strawberries and Greek yogurt are blended for a quick strawberry yogurt [4] that you can even eat for breakfast. Toss in wheat berries for a little grain goodness.

Source: NeverHomemaker [5]

Fruit Salad With Cacao Nibs

For a mock dessert, try this fruit salad recipe [6] with cacao nibs and maple syrup.

Source: SweetOnVeg.com [7]

Vegan Strawberry Pudding

Create a satisfying, thick pudding (minus the fat and cholesterol) with this vegan strawberry pudding [8] that contains chia seeds as the main ingredient.

Source: LoveRaw [9]

Strawberry Almond-Butter Gazpacho

Make this chilled strawberry almond-butter soup [10], which has similar ingredients as and a texture like a smoothie but is eaten like a soup.

Source: OhSheGlows [11]

Strawberry Charlotte Verrines

Keep your portions under control by serving this strawberry charlotte [12] in small glasses. Limoncello, Greek yogurt, ladyfingers, and pistachios come together for the ultimate swoon-worthy treat.

Source: VegetarianTimes [13]

Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake "Blizzard"

Especially if it's been years since you've had your last DQ Blizzard, try making this homemade strawberry cheesecake "Blizzard." [14] The vegan ice cream is quickly made using a food processor and is blended with gluten-free graham cracker crumbs.

Source: Healthful Pursuit [15]

Strawberry Coconut Butter

Coconut oil, a hint of agave, and strawberries are whipped together to create this simple strawberry dip [16] that you can spread on toast or waffles.

Source: Healthy Happy Life [17]

Gluten-Free (and Almost Sugar-Free) Strawberry Crumble

This gluten-free strawberry crumble recipe [18] oozes with ripe strawberries on the inside and has a crispy, buttery crumble on the outside.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Strawberry Pizza With Basil and Goat Cheese

Strawberry pizza? Yep — it's true! This strawberry, basil, and goat cheese pizza [19] also contains savory prosciutto and spicy arugula.

Photo: Leta Shy

Strawberry Leather

A tasty roll of strawberry fruit leather [20] is the perfect snack to keep in your gym bag or purse. Check out our step-by-step tutorial to create these leathers at home. Did I that mention that they have 30 fewer calories than the store-bought stuff?

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Banana Creams

For a low-calorie alternative to strawberry cheesecake, try these strawberry banana creams [21]. The taste is spot-on to the classic, and it's under 150 calories per serving.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Stuffed Strawberries

For a simple and delicious vegan treat, whip up these chocolate almond quinoa stuffed strawberries [22]. This protein-packed recipe is rich and delicious but comes in at only 118 calories a serving.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

The perfect treat for a hot day, this detoxifying smoothie [23] tastes sweet but has no added sugar. So sip on this delicious and healthy drink the next time you're looking to cool off.

Photo: Leta Shy

Vegan Strawberry Fudgesicles

For a healthy spin on a favorite childhood treat, whip up these strawberry fudgesicles [24]. With each sweet and creamy pop coming in at under 80 calories, you can snack away guilt-free.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Amp up your Summer salad with this refreshingly fruity strawberry balsamic dressing [25] that captures the fresh taste of the season that a bottled dressing just can't provide.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Protein Pancakes

These low-calorie strawberry protein pancakes [26] are a sweet and tangy breakfast option that will leave you feeling full for hours.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicle

For a refreshing way to beat the hot Summer weather, cool off with a low-calorie watermelon strawberry mint popsicle [27]. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced by the refreshing taste of mint, creating a healthy treat that makes heat and humidity a little more bearable.

Photo: Jenny Sugar


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