19 Indulgent (and Healthy!) Strawberry Recipes
'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 MaddenSources: Vegetarian Times, Leta Shy, Jenny Sugar
This sweet peanut butter and strawberry smoothie is a favorite of Katy Perry'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 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 with cacao nibs and maple syrup.
Vegan Strawberry Pudding
Create a satisfying, thick pudding (minus the fat and cholesterol) with this vegan strawberry pudding that contains chia seeds as the main ingredient.
Strawberry Almond-Butter Gazpacho
Make this chilled strawberry almond-butter soup, 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 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." 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 that you can spread on toast or waffles.
Gluten-Free (and Almost Sugar-Free) Strawberry Crumble
This gluten-free strawberry crumble recipe 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 also contains savory prosciutto and spicy arugula.
A tasty roll of strawberry fruit leather 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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 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. 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 have a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a spicy twist.