This delicious winter fruit is good for everyone and even great for those with diabetes. Strawberries are sodium free and rich in potassium making them perfect for managing blood pressure.
It also ranksin the top 20 highest antioxidants food list. It is an important fruit because it is a good source of manganese which is great for overall health and eye health. Apparently, one serving of 8 strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange.
Winter is here bringing with it some juicy strawberries. A seasonal treat you can enjoy as a fruit in a drink or as a star ingredient of a savoury starter or dessert.
Here’s a quick guide to berry delights that are simply irresistible.
1. Strawberry Mousse
All you need for this recipe is egg whites, caster sugar, strawberries whizzed to a puree and a double cream, softly whipped.
Whisk egg whites until they make for stiff peaks. Whisk in the sugar to make it glossy. Add the cream into the mixture, mix and leave it to chill. Once cool, mix in the puree. Pour the mousse into glasses and spread over some extra strawberry puree for serving effects. Chill it and serve.
2. Strawberry-Nutella Pie Eggless
Strawberry Nutella is a combination of strawberry, Nutella, cake and biscuit crumbs making it the perfect dessert. It is a pie you can devour on a cheat day when you are in the mood to indulge yourself.
3. Berry Merry Freakshake
Starting with a base of your favourite ice creams, this freakshake is layered with strawberries, topped with a combo of Golden stars in chocolate pearls. It’s everything your strawberry freakshake dreams are made of.
4. Berry Crepe Cake
Stacking it up is one way to intelligent crepes, but we are going all the way with this one. Giving you the 15 layered goodness of crepes with layers of whipped cream and berry sauce.
The tower is then topped with a deep strawberry sauce over the lilac layered cake. The strawberry sauce heroes the desert and brings all the flavours together. The sauce is made with the strawberry puree and fresh cream once poured over the layered cake it not only encompasses its flavour but also enhances its signature Nara colours through this decadent southeast Asian dessert.
5. Strawberry Chilli Freakshake
It consist of strawberries, hot chocolate and a kick of Chilli to Spice it up. This one is a great thirst quencher that is also sinfully decadent.
6. The Redhead
If you love strawberries and red wine is your choice of poison, then this concoction will definitely appeal to you.
The strawberries are poached in red wine to extract that tartness of the fruit, which compliments the tropical sugarcane notes of Rum. This drink brings out the true essence of strawberries by using the poaching method of cooking. The use of rum with strawberries gives you the perfect balance of tart and sweetness that tantalizes the palate.
7. Strawberry and Marshmallow Freakshake
This freakshake is Nostalgia in a glass. A combination of childhood favourites and healthy options is always a good idea. Keeping that in mind, this drink is a combination of these two to perfectly balance the sweetness. So, you can enjoy the goodness of strawberries and delightful marshmallows.
8. Strawberry, Tangerine, and GoatCheese Bruschetta
Ditch the regular bruschetta for a savoury twist that promises to be an explosive treat for your tastebuds. The sweetness of the Luscious strawberries together with the tartness of the Tangerine and the saltiness of the goat cheese gives this bruschetta an edge among others.