10 Strawberry Recipes for your delight

Enjoy these delicious yet healthy strawberry recipes to stay on track!
10 Strawberry Recipes for Summer

1. Strawberry and Melon Breakfast
Start your day with a refreshing mix of 75 g sliced strawberries mixed with 75g cantaloupe (orange-fleshed) melon balls and 75 g Galia melon balls. Serve with 30 ml (2 Tbsp) low-fat plain yogourt, or with some fresh strawberry sauce (see below).
PointsPlus® value per serving: 1.

2. Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Perfect served with fruit salad, with low-fat plain yogourt, fresh cheese or low-fat ice cream. You can even spoon this fabulous strawberry sauce into glasses with chopped fresh fruit and plain yogourt to make attractive layered desserts. All you need to do is put 300 g strawberries into a blender or food processor and blitz for 15-20 seconds. Pass through a nylon sieve to remove the pips (if you want to) then add a little powdered sweetener if necessary.
PointsPlus value per serving: 0.

3. Super Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberries are so refreshing in smoothies – you can whiz them in a blender with a whole host of favourite fruits. Try blitzing a small banana with 150 g of strawberries, adding 60 ml (4 TbspTbsp) low-fat plain yogourt. Another time, zap the same amount of strawberries and yogourt with half a medium mango. Yum!
PointsPlus value per serving: 1.

4. Strawberry Slush Puppy
On sweltering hot days (bring them on!) nothing could be better than this cooling strawberry ice. Simply make double quantities of the Strawberry Sauce (above) then freeze in an ice cream maker until semi-solid. Enough for 2-4, depending on how cool you are. P.S. Make it in the freezer if you like, stirring every half hour or so until the strawberry mixture looks like slush.
PointsPlus value per serving: 1.

5. Cottage Cheese Salad with Strawberries and Cucumber
Never thought you could add strawberries to a salad? Then try this! Simply rip up a romaine lettuce and put into a salad bowl with a few slices of cucumber, 2 chopped spring onions and 150 g halved strawberries. Pile onto two plates and heap 100 g cottage cheese on top of each. Sprinkle with finely grated lemon rind, lemon juice and ground black pepper.
PointsPlus value per serving: 2.

6. Strawberry Split!
A banana split is so heavenly, and do-able for anyone watching their weight. For each person, halve a small banana lengthways and spoon in 2 scoops of light vanilla ice cream. Top with 100 g sliced strawberries and spoon over 50 g fresh Strawberry Sauce (see above).
PointsPlus value per serving: 3.

7. Strawberry Crumpets
Toast a crumpet, spread with 15 ml (1 TbspTbsp) low-fat soft cheese and top with 1 large sliced strawberry (25 g). Warm under the grill for a few moments, if you like, then drizzle with 5 ml (1 tsp) honey.
PointsPlus value per serving: 5.

8. Little Strawberry Cheesecakes
To make 4 small cheesecakes, take 4 ramekins or small ovenproof dishes and sprinkle 1 crushed reduced-fat digestive biscuit into each one. Add 15 ml (1 TbspTbsp) unsweetened apple juice to each of them. Mix a 200 g tub of low-fat soft cheese with 1 beaten egg, 30 ml (2 TbspTbsp) powdered sweetener and 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract. Spoon into the dishes and bake at 180°C (350°F) in a fan oven or at 160°C (325°F/gas mark 4) for 20 minutes, or until set. Cool, then top each one with 50 g sliced strawberries.
PointsPlus value per serving: 3.

9. BBQ Strawberry Marshmallow Skewers
Thread 4 strawberries and 4 marshmallows onto as many wooden skewers as you like. Grill or barbecue for a few moments, turning often. Serve immediately.
PointsPlus value per serving: 3.

10. Strawberry Soufflé Omelette
Perfect for one when you fancy something sweet, yet healthy. Simply separate 2 medium eggs, whisking the whites until they hold their shape. Mix the yolks with 15 ml (1 TbspTbsp) powdered sweetener and 2 ml (½ tsp) vanilla essence. Fold in the whites. Heat a small omelette pan and spray with low-fat cooking spray. Add the egg mixture and cook over a medium heat until set, then place under a hot grill and cook until the surface browns lightly. Thinly slice 100 g strawberries, put them on top of the omelette and grill for another few minutes. Sprinkle with 5 ml (1 tsp) icing sugar, then serve.
PointsPlus value per serving: 5.

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