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
Added sugars 0g
Calcium 13% DV
Potassium 14% DV
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
Pour smoothie mixture into a bowl; top with remaining half of blueberries, strawberries, and almonds.