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3 Summer Recipes with Strawberries


There is no better way to start summer than with fruit. College Gloss has three great recipes that are made all around strawberries. You are sure to try these unique recipes and love them!

Strawberry and Cream Quinoa Porridge


What you will need:
  • 1 cup dry quinoa (rinse and cook according to package directions)
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) of strawberries – cleaned and sliced into small pieces
  • ½ cup whipped cream
  • ¼ tablespoon fine sea salt
  • Vanilla Stevia drops to taste, or your favorite natural sweetener

To make this delicious morning (or whenever) treat, simply cook the quinoa. Let it sit for a bit after it is finished. Then fluff it up before adding in the rest of the ingredients. Leave some strawberries and whipped cream for decorations on the top of the dish.

Berry Bliss Rocket Pops



What you will need:
  • 2 cups (10 ounces) fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups (10 ounces) fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 6 ounces fat free greek yogurt or canned unsweetened light coconut milk
  • Ice pop molds (whichever you like, but for the Rocket look use a mold similar to that shape!)
  • Popsicle sticks

The popsicles of your youth are back -- only healthier now. Gone away is the corn syrup. Start by boiling the berries, separated in two different saucepans, with one tablespoon of water each. Then reduce to a simmer, with pans partially covered, for five minutes until the berries are saucy.

Remove from the heat and puree the sauces separately. Put the blueberry sauce in an airtight container. Set it in the refrigerator while you make the bottom portion of the popsicle.

Grab the ice pop molds and fill them one-third of the way with the strawberry sauce. Then freeze those for three hours or until frozen. Take this time to sweeten the Greek yogurt if need be. Once the strawberry sections are frozen, fill the molds with the yogurt another third of the way. Return to freezer until frozen (about three hours).

Fill the rest of the mold, about one-fourth- inch with the blueberry sauce. Then insert the sticks until they reach the yogurt layer. Cover the molds with tin foil. Freeze for another three hours or until completely solid.

Warning: be careful when removing the molds once frozen!

Banana Split Peanut Butter Sandwich (Toasted or not)



What you will need:
  • Bread
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1 Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Honey

This sandwich can be toasted or left regular -- whichever you prefer. First cut up the banana and strawberries so they are in small slices. Cut as many as you want to be on your sandwich. Then get your bread. Put peanut butter on the slices. Add a little bit of honey and spread it on top of the peanut butter.

Lay the slices of banana and strawberries on top of the honey/peanut butter mixture. Ta-da ... you have a great new sandwich. At this point, add butter on the outside of the sandwich if you are going to fry the sandwich to make it grilled!

These three recipes are sure to make any person enjoy strawberries -- nonbelievers and all!

By: Julia Morgan | Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

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