How often do I eat strawberries? Everyday!!! That’s how I love strawberries and ensure that they are integrated in my daily diet just like bananas and the other berries. This is so easy for me to do because I have my morning protein shake everyday and all I do is drop all the fruits and certain veggies in my powerful blender as well as heart healthy nuts. It’s instant breakfast so to speak, on top of my usual breakfast fare.
Apart from the fact that they are loaded with powerful phytochemicals that are good for the heart, they simply agree with my palate. I’m at my happiest when strawberries are in season. During this time of the year, it’s wishful thinking for me but I can’t help but think about my BFF and her family, and the idea to send them strawberries as they don’t really harvest good variety where they live. How can I really send anyone fresh strawberries anyway? I think that the best I could do is send dipped strawberries.
Anyway, what happens when strawberries are off season, you may ask.
I’m lucky enough that the nearby organic fruit store near us offers year round supply of awesome strawberries. The only drawback is – the price. So what’s my next best alternative so I don’t skip strawberries and still enjoy it for my morning shake? Frozen strawberries that I stock up on my freezer and I continuously buy during the peak of strawberry picking season.