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19 Indulgent (and Healthy!) Strawberry Recipes

Apr 7 2015 - 3:50pm

'Tis the season for strawberries to finally start ripening to their supersweet, tender selves. To celebrate back-to-berry season, we've compiled 19 scandalously good-looking strawberry recipes that are actually good for you too. Click through and become a berry believer.

— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr and Aemilia Madden

Sources: Vegetarian Times [1], Leta Shy, Jenny Sugar

PB&J Smoothie

This sweet peanut butter and strawberry smoothie [2] is a favorite of Katy Perry [3]'s and tastes like your favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich, only with an entire day's worth of fiber, as well as high levels of potassium and vitamins B and C.

Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Frozen strawberries and Greek yogurt are blended for a quick strawberry yogurt [4] that you can even eat for breakfast. Toss in wheat berries for a little grain goodness.

Fruit Salad With Cacao Nibs

For a mock dessert, try this fruit salad recipe [5] with cacao nibs and maple syrup.

Vegan Strawberry Pudding

Create a satisfying, thick pudding (minus the fat and cholesterol) with this vegan strawberry pudding [6] that contains chia seeds as the main ingredient.

Strawberry Almond-Butter Gazpacho

Make this chilled strawberry almond-butter soup [7], which has similar ingredients as and a texture like a smoothie but is eaten like a soup.

Strawberry Charlotte Verrines

Keep your portions under control by serving this strawberry charlotte [8] in small glasses. Limoncello, Greek yogurt, ladyfingers, and pistachios come together for the ultimate swoon-worthy treat.

Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake "Blizzard"

Especially if it's been years since you've had your last DQ Blizzard, try making this homemade strawberry cheesecake "Blizzard." [9] The vegan ice cream is quickly made using a food processor and is blended with gluten-free graham cracker crumbs.

Strawberry Coconut Butter

Coconut oil, a hint of agave, and strawberries are whipped together to create this simple strawberry dip [10] that you can spread on toast or waffles.

Gluten-Free (and Almost Sugar-Free) Strawberry Crumble

This gluten-free strawberry crumble recipe [11] oozes with ripe strawberries on the inside and has a crispy, buttery crumble on the outside.

Strawberry Pizza With Basil and Goat Cheese

Strawberry pizza? Yep — it's true! This strawberry, basil, and goat cheese pizza [12] also contains savory prosciutto and spicy arugula.

Strawberry Leather

A tasty roll of strawberry fruit leather [13] is the perfect snack to keep in your gym bag or purse. Check out our step-by-step tutorial to create these leathers at home. Did I that mention that they have 30 fewer calories than the store-bought stuff?

Strawberry Banana Creams

For a low-calorie alternative to strawberry cheesecake, try these strawberry banana creams [14]. The taste is spot-on to the classic, and it's under 150 calories per serving.

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Stuffed Strawberries

For a simple and delicious vegan treat, whip up these chocolate almond quinoa stuffed strawberries [15]. This protein-packed recipe is rich and delicious but comes in at only 118 calories a serving.

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

The perfect treat for a hot day, this detoxifying smoothie [16] tastes sweet but has no added sugar. So sip on this delicious and healthy drink the next time you're looking to cool off.

Vegan Strawberry Fudgesicles

For a healthy spin on a favorite childhood treat, whip up these strawberry fudgesicles [17]. With each sweet and creamy pop coming in at under 80 calories, you can snack away guilt-free.

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Amp up your Summer salad with this refreshingly fruity strawberry balsamic dressing [18] that captures the fresh taste of the season that a bottled dressing just can't provide.

Strawberry Protein Pancakes

These low-calorie strawberry protein pancakes [19] are a sweet and tangy breakfast option that will leave you feeling full for hours.

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicle

For a refreshing way to beat the hot Summer weather, cool off with a low-calorie watermelon strawberry mint popsicle [20]. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced by the refreshing taste of mint, creating a healthy treat that makes heat and humidity a little more bearable.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Muffins

Adapted from a BabyCakes muffin recipe, these gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free strawberry muffins [21] have a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a spicy twist.

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