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Strawberries and Cream: A Healthy, Superfood Alternative


'Strawberries and 'Cream' - a nutritious, healthy and tasty treat and a favourite summer dessert served either 'au natural' or in it's many guises : -Eton Mess, Strawberry Sundaes, Pavlova, in pancakes....

Whichever way you like your strawberries you can be sure of a treat with numerous health benefits, let alone that fresh,sweet, luscious taste.

It has even been said that strawberries are considered an aphrodisiac!


Well, I know some ladies would die for fresh strawberries dipped in a rich chocolate sauce!!!

But we're talking about the classic 'strawberries and cream' dessert, and it's nutritional values.

Now, we are all aware fresh strawberries are healthy but full fat cream is not so healthy. To skyrocket the nutritional benefits to 'supernutrition', read on ...

Super Nutritious Strawberries and Cream

For a fresh, really nutritious alternative, replace the cream with... Natural Greek Yogurt and seived or blended Cottage Cheese adding 1 or 2 drops Vanilla essence / Extract and 15g (1x dessertspoonful) of clear honey for a delicious, fresh and super nutritious dish!

Honey has the added benefit of being an antiseptic with natural healing qualities. Being a 'naturally produced sugar', there are no sugar spikes - an added benefit for diabetics.

Ingredients for this Supernutritious Dish

  • 100g Fresh Strawberries
  • 100g Natural Greek Yoghurt
  • 100g Natural Cottage Cheese (sieved / blended)
  • 15g (1x dessertspoonful) Clear Honey
  • 1-2 drops Vanilla Extract


Nutritional Information:

Calories:

  • Strawberries (100g) : 30 Cal.
  • Nat Greek Yoghurt (100g) :125 Cal
  • Cottage Cheese (100g) : 63 Cal
  • Honey (15g) : 49 Cal
  • Total Cals (315g) :267 Cal


Strawberry Nutrition

  • Protein: : <1 gram.
  • Carbohydrates: 7.0 grams.
  • Dietary fiber : 2.295 grams.
  • Calcium: : 14 milligrams.
  • Iron : 0.38 milligrams.
  • Magnesium : 10.0 milligrams.
  • Phosphorus : 19 milligrams.
  • Potassium : 27 milligrams.
  • Selenium : 0.7 milligrams.
  • Vitamin C : 56.7 milligrams.
  • Folate : 17.69 micrograms.
  • Vitamin A : 27 international units.


Natural Greek Yogurt Nutrition/ 100g portion.

  • Energy: 125kcal.
  • Fat: 10g.
  • of which Sat Fat: 6.7 g.
  • Carbohydrate: 4.6 g <<.
  • of which sugars: 4.4 g.
  • Fibre:< 0.5 g.
  • Protein: 4.1 g <<.
  • Salt: 0.1 g.


Nutrition from Cottage Cheese

  • Cottage Cheese Nutrition Facts/ 100g;-.
  • Energy: 63 kcal.
  • Fat: 0.5 g.
  • Carbohydrate: 5.0 g
  • Fibre: 0.0 g.
  • Protein: 9.5 g
  • Salt: 0.6 g.

Article By Phil Hillier