A tasty treat for a hot summer day — packed with healthy nutrients from strawberries. Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles 6 2cupsstrawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 1/4cupsugar 1tsplemon juice 1cupplain yogurt Place the strawberries and sugar in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in lemon juice and yogurt. Spoon […]

Strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. They are also a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving — about eight strawberries — provides more vitamin C than an orange! Strawberry Vinegar 2 cups 1lbstrawberries 2Tbspsugar, if berries are not sweet 2cupswhite balsamic vinegar Pulse berries with […]

Berries are fleshy fruits that supply a burst of flavor and color to our plates during the summer months. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent snack choice. Eat berries on their own, incorporate them into your breakfast, blend them into a smoothie, or make a scrumptious jam—you can’t go wrong! Berry […]

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein. Berry Wake-Up Smoothie Calories 139, Fat 2g (sat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Carbs 28g, Total sugars 17g (added 0g), Protein 4g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 19mg, Potassium […]

Adding in oregano gives a nice seasonal touch to this simple salad dressing. Perfect with mixed greens! Oregano-Buttermilk Dressing 1 cup 3Tbspwhite wine vinegar 6Tbspolive oil 1/2cupbuttermilk (buttermilk substitute: 1/2 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice, plus 1/2 cup milk. Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes.) 1shallot, finely diced 3small stems of oregano, […]

What would summer be like without a glass of cold, refreshing lemonade? Add in mint to include a healthy herb and you have the perfect recipe for a summer day! Mint Lemonade 6 1cupfresh-squeezed lemon juice 4cupscold water 1/2cupgranulated sugar 1/2cupwater 1cupmint leaves Combine sugar and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil, […]

Basil is reputed to improve the immune, digestive and cardiovascular systems. The flavonoids present act as antioxidants to protect the body’s cells from oxygen-based damage. Valuable oils present in basil act as an antibacterial protector for cells. The carotenoids in basil may also have some protection for the cells from free radical damage. In the […]