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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Easy Strawberry Desserts

     Strawberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits .They are packed with antioxidant , lower blood pressure and protect your heart .Packed with essential vitamins , cholesterol and fat free .
Strawberry Meringues  
     One of the best things about summer is strawberries , but you don't have to miss out or tasty strawberry desserts if you're dieting .This low calorie meringue is perfect for summer afternoon on your non- fast days .
       This classic summer desserts looks and taste as a traditional paviova as less sugar is used , but the slightly soft chewy texture is delicious and makes a lovely contrast to the creamy quark and fresh strawberries .
       
Ingredients
Serves 2

200 g Greek style yogurt
1 tbsp honey
4 bought meringue nests
200 g punnet strawberries 
       washed, hulled , halved
30 g Cadbury
Flake bar , crumbledMethod
1. Combine the yogurt and honey in a bowl .
2 .Place the meringue nests on serving plates .
3 . Top with the yogurt mixture and decorate with strawberries .
4 . Sprinkle evenly with Flake to serve .

Strawberry -Buttermilk Sherbet
  This Strawberry Buttermilk Sherbet is the perfect desserts for all those delicious summer strawberries ! It's so easy ,sweet and so refreshing .Ingredients
Serves 2



2 cups fresh strawberries
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
fresh mint sprigs to garnish

Method
1 Process strawberries in a food processor or blender 30 seconds or until smooth , stopping to scrape down sides .Pour strawberries puree through a fine wire mesh strainer into a large bowl , pressing with back of a spoon .Discard solids .Add buttermilk, sugar and vanilla to puree ,stir until well blended .Cover and chill 1 hour .

2 . Pour strawberry mixture into freezer container of a 11/2 qt. electric ice cream maker .and freeze according to manufacturer's instruction .Garnish if desired .

Strawberry health benefits:
-Help burn stored fat : The red coloring contains anthocyanins , which stimulate the burning of stored fat .When a group of animals was fed a high-fat diet along with anthocyanins , they gained 24 percent less weight than the animals eating the high-fat diet without added anthocyanins .

-Low in calories - high in fiber : One cup contains only 54 calories .
-Promote bone health : Strawberries contain potassium , vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health .

-Prevent oesophageal cancer : Studies show freeze -dried strawberry powder may help prevent human oesophageal cancer .

-Good for weight loss : The compound nitrate found promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body , which is great for weight loss . 

-Promote eye health : Eating three or more servings of fruit like strawberries may lower the risk of macular degeneration , a condition resulting in vision loss . 

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