Berry Good

Berry Good


Eating whole foods with a purpose.

It is almost strawberry picking season, and I am on the edge of my seat for it. Not only is berry picking a fun family activity, but it is a great experience to see where your food is grown. Whether you get your berries from a local farmer’s market or a berry farm, you can’t put a price tag on meeting the people who harvest what you are eating. This becomes a unique opportunity to a ask questions on tips for picking, learn fun new recipes, and to learn what farming practices are being used.

Strawberries are such a delicious snack or addition to any meal. You can toss them into smoothies, make a delicious dessert, add them into your salads, or cover them in chocolate. My recent favorite has been putting them into my water. I have been pairing them with different herbs from our garden, and they pretty much go with any herb at this point.

More information can be found here by Dr. Josh Axe
Tip: Wash and dry the strawberries completely before storing. Place a paper towel at the bottom of an airtight dish, and then toss the strawberries inside. The paper towel will soak up any built up moisture to avoid the strawberries turning into mush.

Different ways I incorporate strawberries into my diet are through flavored water, smoothies, salads, and as a fun topping to protein pancakes. The sky is the limit! Browse below for some simple ideas to include this powerhouse fruit into your day. Eating whole foods is the perfect way to nourish your body and to feel well.

Left to Right | 1. strawberries, cucumber & mint | 2. strawberries, lemon & basil | 3. strawberries, blueberries, lime & lavender | all varieties were mixed with equal parts filtered water and coconut water
Protein Pancakes | bananas, eggs, vanilla protein powder, flax seeds, cinnamon, almond extract, unsweetened shredded coconut
Yogurt Bowl: Diary free vanilla yogurt, ground flaxseed, nut butter, sliced strawberries, grain free granola
Yogurt & Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Recipe linked here.
Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bark. Recipe is linked here.
Spring Tuna Salad. Recipe is linked here.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie Bowl. Recipe is linked here.

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