Now is the season for strawberries so you will be getting a few recipes from me to make use of these amazing things. Did you know that strawberries can actually help the body regulate its response to sugar, meaning they are a great fruit to eat to balance your sugar levels? Studies have also shown that if strawberries are consumed three times a week they can dramatically lower inflammation in the body (servings are based on a cup – about 8 strawberries). Strawberries are also very high in anti-oxidants, thus supporting our immune systems. So these delicious fruits are actually amazing for you!
The first of which is strawberry jam – now we all love the stuff but usually its packed full of sugar. Not here. This recipe will take you less than 5 minutes to make and will taste divine;
1 punnet of strawberries (this recipes is based on 400g)
1 cup of dates
2 tbs of orange juice (optional)
1 tbs of coconut oil
Place all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend. I even leave the heads on the strawberries.
This is it, then place in the fridge to set and eat on chocolate cake, on bread, over porridge……
Leave in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days, if it lasts that long in your house you are doing well. Mine is gone in a couple of days here.