It’s hard to imagine healthy and delicious in the same sentence but these Decadently Delicious Healthy Strawberry Recipes are going to be a perfect choice for using the fresh ripe berries on sale this summer. Strawberries offer one of the best natural sweeteners you will find. That with the bright color, and all the antioxidants means everyone will enjoy these choices and rave over how great they are even though they are healthy!
7 Decadently Delicious Healthy Strawberry Recipes
Strawberry, Banana & Kiwi Greek Yogurt Smoothie. If you are looking for low calorie, tons of flavor and high protein this is the perfect healthy strawberry recipe. It is seriously delicious and perfect for breakfasts, snacks or even dessert. Instead of ice cream you can enjoy this lower calorie treat and be satisfied.
Strawberry Applesauce: Applesauce has long been a favorite of moms in the healthy recipe area, but the packaged varieties in store often end up being just a little too loaded with sugar and chemicals. This healthy strawberry applesauce recipe is a delicious way to include the antioxidants of strawberries in a treat your kids already love. It’s a perfect homemade and healthy recipe everyone will enjoy.
Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Ice Pop: Buttermilk is naturally lower in fat than traditional milk and gives these simple frozen treats just the kick they need to be delicious. While this recipe calls for added sugar, you can easily substitute honey or no added sweetener at all for an equally decadently delicious healthy strawberry recipe that will cool your kids off all summer long.
Mouthwatering Fruit Pie Recipe: Everyone loves pie. This simple yet delicious fruit based pie is a perfect choice since it includes all of your favorite fruits and flavors. The pie crust and added sugar or cream in this recipe are nominal compared to traditional pies, so it is still a healthier option. However, you can substitute in reduced fat items or use natural sweeteners like honey instead for an even healthier fruit pie recipe.
Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe: This is a classic combination that is always popular in summer, but our secret is in the delicious maple syrup dressing recipe. A natural sweetener like maple syrup is easier for your system to process and a better choice than refined sugars. The great amounts of Vitamin C and antioxidants in the spinach and strawberries in this salad are heart healthy and help prevent cancer. It is the ideal summer healthy strawberry recipe.
Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs: I love strawberry shortcake, but it can be a bit tough unhealthy. This recipe is a great treat since you can easily control portions of the bad part (whipped cream). Cut your low fat and yummy angle food cake into cubes, slide onto kabobs with strawberry pieces then dip into whipped cream. We even substitute low fat or low sugar whipped topping, or the healthier alternative of whipped coconut cream.
Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Berries and Orange Dressing: A classic light summer salad featuring two of our favorite vegetables takes on a whole new flare when you mix in some fresh berries and a simple orange juice dressing. Truly delicious with a great touch of acid, this is a light treat to go alongside a grilled chicken breast, or to have as a simple healthy snack.
These healthy strawberry recipes are perfect for enjoying all summer long! If you harvest berries when they’re just right, you can even freeze them to use later!
Do you have any favorite healthy strawberry recipes? Tell us in the comments!