Usually I would say that Summer is my favorite season. But if we’re going to be more specific, strawberry season is my favorite season. I believe that it is the perfect time of year. The sun and the heat are finally here (I’m a heat fanatic!). On top of that, when the sweet, fresh and juicy strawberries start hitting the local stands, I can’t help but get giddy! It never fails to amaze me just how flavourful fresh strawberries are. When you compare them to the imported strawberries that are around the other 11 months of the year, there is no comparison. They have hardly any taste or colour.
Last year I tried my hand at Strawberry Freezer Jam. We have been enjoying our jars of jam all year and it does a great job at bringing back the nostalgia of summer. The rest of our frozen strawberries are being put to good use in our breakfast smoothies.
As we stand right now, I still have about a quart of frozen strawberries from last year’s harvest left in my freezer. I wanted to find a great recipe to put the rest of these amazing fruits to use!
We’ve been going through a bit of a heat wave here on the east coast (and I’m not complaining!). I could,however, use a cool pick me up when the temperatures start to soar. Bonus points if the snack is health conscious! Enter:
Strawberry Almond Milk Whip
Now if any of you have been to the Disney parks (take me back!) this snack will look oddly similar to a certain whipped snack coveted by Disney fanatics the world over! This snack is very much the same consistency as the famous Dole Whip™ and is also just as satisfying.
The recipe I used is an amazingly simple recipe from Katie over at Dashing Dish. Check out her site if you’re looking for healthy recipes, great workouts and general healthy lifestyle info! Katie’s recipes are truly amazing and are helping me on my healthy eating journey I’ve begun (but that’s a story for another day)!
The recipe is literally so simple that I was started and finished before I even took any pictures. Then I had to do it all over again. Oops. Two servings for this girl!
The recipe calls for a quart of strawberries (frozen), a half a cup of almond milk (any variety), 1 tbs sweetener (I used honey), and a pinch of salt.
Load those ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Put the puree into a freezer bag for easy serving and freeze for about ten minutes and enjoy!
This is a perfect recipe for BBQs and deck parties, and a great summer snack for the kids! Try it out and let me know what you think!