Our strawberries are growing strong! Students rush to the strawberry beds at recess to pick what has ripened overnight. They’ve discovered the best way to eat a strawberry is right off the vine.

Strawberries are easy and rewarding to grow and also have great health benefits.

What’s in a strawberry?          

Vitamin C – One serving of eight medium strawberries provides 160 percent of the recommended daily value.

Potassium- is an important nutrient to balance electrolytes, aid muscle contractions, and maintain a healthy blood pressure. One serving of strawberries provides five percent of the daily value for potassium.

Folate- is one of the B vitamins found in various foods such as strawberries, oranges, green leafy vegetables and beans.

Fiber- Dietary fiber has well-known health benefits such as lowering blood cholesterol and promoting a healthy digestive system. One serving, or eight medium strawberries, provides three grams of fiber.

Antioxidants are important to combat chronic diseases and promote optimum health.

Blueberry-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Active Time: 5 Mins
Total Time: 5 Mins
Yield: Serves 1 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups smoothie plus toppings)

1/3 cup unsweetened blueberry or pomegranate juice
1/3 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 ripe peeled avocado
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Information
Calories 328
Fat 16g
Satfat 3g
Unsatfat 11g
Protein 11g
Carbohydrate 41g
Fiber 10g
Sugars 25g
Added sugars 0g
Sodium 40mg
Calcium 13% DV
Potassium 14% DV


Step 1
Place juice, yogurt, half of blueberries and avocado in a blender, process until well combined about 15 seconds. Add ice, process until smooth, about 30 seconds

Step 2
Pour smoothie mixture into a bowl; top with remaining half of blueberries, strawberries, and almonds.


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