Two Recipes with Strawberries You Will Love

Now that you know more about those delicious little strawberries, it is time to figure out what to do with them.

Don’t you worry as I’ve got a few suggestions for you.

There is the obvious way of just enjoying them alone, but why stop there when you can add some homemade Chantilly cream (aka the fancy way of saying whipped cream) for a classic Strawberries and Cream.

You can use either a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment for this recipe. You can also just use a large balloon whisk but that’s going to take some serious elbow grease. Nevertheless, whichever method you decide to use, I suggest you put the bowl and whisk in the freezer for at least 10-20 minutes before you get started. This will help to whip up your cream faster. Also, make sure both of these are clean with no traces of butter or oil as this can prevent your cream from whipping up properly. This recipe is very quick and easy with only THREE ingredients! A great alternative to store-bought whipped cream. And it tastes way better!

Chantilly Cream Recipe

Makes 2 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
First, pour the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into your chilled mixing bowl and begin whipping at a low-medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Then, gradually increase speed to medium-high and continue beating until the cream starts to form soft peaks. At this point you want to stop completely. Be careful not to over-whip as the cream will turn into butter. Finally, cover and refrigerate until serving.


Another way to enjoy strawberries is to blend them up! Smoothies are a great way to boost up your fruit intake for the day and the flavor combinations are endless. But if you are short on ideas, here’s a naturally-sweetened, no sugar added recipe to help you out that’s an excellent source of vitamin C.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Makes 2 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Directions:
In a blender, pour all the ingredients and blend until well combined.

Strawberry Banana Grapefruit Smoothie
The finished product– strawberry banana with grapefruit smoothie

Easy, huh? We’ve added a little twist to the classic strawberry banana smoothie by adding some grapefruit juice. Not only is this going to balance out the sweetness but most importantly will provide double the vitamin C. If you can’t have grapefruit or simply don’t like it, then feel free to substitute for another citrus option, like orange or lime juice.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size, 1 cup (8 oz.)
Calories: 98
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 1g
Potassium: 406mg
Vitamin A: 10% DV
Vitamin C: 116% DV
Calcium: 2% DV
Iron: 3% DV