Strawberry season has finally arrived here in Michigan and I could not be more excited!! To celebrate, we visited a local farm about bought two flats (16 quarts) – one for my mother and one for us. I baked 6 pies! Just kidding. I froze most of them to use in smoothies throughout the fall and winter.
If you’re curious about freezing berries this summer, it is easier than you think! Follow this step-by-step guide to freezing strawberries and your freezer will be filled with deliciousness in no time. You can use the same method for raspberries, blueberries, peas and more.
What is your favorite recipe for strawberry season?? We always have big plans for creative ideas but honestly, we love eating them plain. And yes, by “plain” I also mean smashed up with a little sugar on top of a freshly baked shortcake topped with vanilla ice cream.
Happy strawberry season!
- Serves: 2
- Serving size: 24 oz
- Calories: 263
- Fat: 4.8 g
- Saturated fat: .2 g
- Unsaturated fat: 4.6 g
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 47 g
- Sugar: 30.6 g
- Sodium: 47 mg
- Fiber: 9.4 g
- Protein: 14.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0
- Place strawberries, mango, banana, yogurt, flax, ginger and cinnamon in a high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds.
- Add ice and puree until smooth.
- Sprinkle chia seeds in each glass before serving.
Today’s recipe was created as part of Food Network’s Summer Fest celebrating all thins BERRY! Be sure to check out these other delicious berry-filled dishes from my fellow foodie friends.
Feed Me Phoebe: Gluten-Free Blueberry-Almond Pancakes
Dishin & Dishes: Crunchy Topped Blueberry White Chocolate Muffins
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Gingered Blueberry Shortcakes With Light Creamy Topping
Taste With The Eyes: Blueberry Limoncello Pavlova
Sweet Life Bake: Paletas de Fresca y Aguacate
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Mixed Berry Tea Cake
Red or Green?: Strawberry & Blueberry Crisp (Red or Green-style)
Virtually Homemade: Blueberry Mint Margaritas
Haute Apple Pie: Triple Berry Ice Cream
Pinch My Salt: Strawberry Peach Cobbler With Almond Biscuit Topping
Cooking With Elise: Dehydrating Blueberries, Plus Blueberry and White Chocolate Cookies
Devour: Four Healthy Berry Recipes
Domesticate Me: Summer Berry Crisp
Weelicious: Brainy Breakfast
The Sensitive Epicure: Strawberries With White Balsamic Vinegar Caramel, Orange Zest and Black Pepper
Daily*Dishin: Fresh and Easy Blueberry Pie
From My Corner of Saratoga: Mixed Berry Freezer Pops
FN Dish: Wake Up With Berries