Health Benefits of Strawberries & 45 Strawberry Recipes

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Strawberries are the favorite fruit of many. This delightfully sweet berry is not only delicious, it contains a number of health benefits.

According to the Encylopedia of Healing Foods, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and also a good source of manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, and iodine.

Strawberries are also a good source of folic acid, biotin, and Vitamin B6.

The intense red color of strawberries is mostly due to their high flavonoid content (anthocyanidins in particular).

These flavonoids make strawberries useful in fighting inflammation, cancer, and heart disease.

Strawberries are an excellent treat for those trying to cut down on refined sugar consumption. The sweetness of fresh, ripe strawberries is quite satisfying to most any sweet tooth.

Strawberries are a delicious treat all on their own, but if you'd like to prepare some in a special way, here are 45  real-food recipes to get you started!


Image courtesy More Than Mundane

Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sherbet

Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Ice Cream @ More than Mundane

Homemade Springtime Strawberry Fro-Yo @ Gidget Goes Home

Chunky Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream @ Just Making Noise

Rich Berry Sherbet @ Gidget Goes Home

Strawberry Creamsicle Popsicles @ The Nourishing Gourmet

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Bars @ Mommypotamus

Snacks and Treats

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries @ Better with Cake

How to dehydrate fruit (including strawberries) @ Kitchen Stewardship

How to Make Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups @ Kitchen Stewardship

Chocolate Covered Strawberries @ The Nourishing Gourmet

Berry Sauce @ 100 Days of Real Food

Creamiest Strawberry Flan @ The Nourished Kitchen


Strawberry Pineapple Oatmeal Bake @ Just Making Noise

Strawberry Breakfast Cookie @ Natural Fertility and Wellness

Strawberry and Banana Peanut Butter Pancakes (Vegan) @ Running on Real Food

Strawberry Coconut Milk Pancakes (Gluten Free, Grain Free) @ Mee Tracy

Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothie @ Sally's Baking Addiction

Baked Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast Casserole @ My Humble Kitchen


Image by Chiot's Run

Muffins, Cakes, and Pies

Strawberry Chia Muffins @ Keeper of the Home

Strawberry Streusel Muffins (Grain Free) @ Mommypotamus

Strawberry Shortcake Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free option) @ The Nourishing Home

Strawberry Shortcake Pie (Gluten Free) @ The Nourishing Home

Southern Style Strawberry Shortcakes @ The Nourishing Home

Strawberry Coconut Muffins with Strawberry Cream Cheese  @ Just Making Noise

Strawberry Scones @ Whole New Mom

Strawberry Pie (Gluten Free) @ Recreating Happiness

Naturally Sweetened Lemon Cake with Strawberry Spread and Italian Meringue Icing @ My Humble Kitchen


Strawberry Spinach Salad @ Live Renewed

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing @ The Greenbacks gal

Strawberry Salad with Speck and Halloumi @ Jamie Oliver

Strawberry Kale Salad with Nutty Granola Croutons @ Cookie and Kate

Clean Eating Strawberry Vinaigrette @ The Gracious Pantry


Strawberry Watermelon Slushie @ Live Renewed

Green Tea Berry Smoothie @ A Delightful Home

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie with Banana and Gelatin @ Real Food Outlaws

Strawberry Lemonade @ Nourishing Simplicity

Strawberry Milkshakes @ The Nourished Kitchen

Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber, and Mint Water @ Back to Her Roots


Strawberry Chia Seed Jam @ Red and Honey

Naturally Sweetened Freezer Jam @ DIY Natural

Strawberry Honey Jam (canned without pectin) @ 100 Days of Real Food

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam @ Simple Bites

Strawberry Jam (with apples, honey, and orange) @ Deliciously Organic

 For Fun!

Strawberries and Cream Birthday Party @ Gidget Goes Home (so cute!)

Strawberry Face Masks @ Beautylish

How to freeze Strawberries @ Surviving the Stores

What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?

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  1. We go through a far number of strawberries at my house. I am totally doing the Strawberry Coconut Milk Pancakes next Sunday…I make some type of pancake for my kiddos every weekend. I am hoping the arrowroot powder doesn’t make the pancakes too gummy.

    FYI…any type of “flax-jack” style pancake is a hard sell to toddlers. Just saying.