This is a great recipe to help support our Aussie Farmers, who have been affected by the selfish strawberry contamination by needles! This recipe uses fresh strawberries, cashew butter and milk to create a creamy, delicious, nutritious smoothie bowl (or smoothie) to start you day! You can add more fruit, sub the nut butter and milk and choose different protein flavors to change up the smoothie! Another good tip is to freeze the strawberries after slicing them, to create a thicker, creamier smoothie!
And if this tasty recipe doesn't entice you to add more strawberries to your diet, I am sure these nutritional benefits will!
Antioxidant-rich foods are important to help protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — harmful molecules produced from pollution, sunlight and smoke.
Not only are strawberries rich in plant antioxidants, but the red fleshy part is also extremely rich in the antioxidant vitamin C, which we all know helps support our immunity! Eating just eight strawberries can provide as much as 115% of your daily vitamin C intake, providing more vitamin C per 100g, then oranges!
Numerous studies have found an association between strawberry consumption and improved cardiovascular health! Their high content of berry anthocyanins may play a role in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, blood pressure, and even improving our cholesterol profile.
1. Create your own salad dressing by soaking the berries in balsamic vinegar for at least 48 hours.
2. Infuse your drinking water by dropping sliced strawberries and their leaves into your jug or bottle.
3. Whizz up your strawberries in a blender to create a compote that can be used as a breakfast topping.
4. Add to yogurt
5. Add to salads with spinach, avocado, almonds and honey balsamic dressing!
1 banana, frozen, sliced
½ cup strawberries, frozen, sliced
1 cup milk of choice
¼ cup cashew butter
Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)
1. Blend everything, pour into bowl and top with desired toppings!