Glastonbury, Wimbledon, long evenings sat in the garden, all of these can only mean one thing, it’s mid-summer. To celebrate this here’s two simple, healthy, tasty, balanced desserts you can serve for the family or after a barbecue using the most quintessentially English fruit, the strawberry.
Strawberries are a great addition to a balanced diet because:
They’re rich in vitamin C, with one cup providing your entire daily requirements
They’re low Glycaemic Index and have been linked to better blood sugar regulation
They contain a good source of dietary fibre
Also found inside are numerous antioxidants, vitamin K, manganese, magnesium, iodine, folate, potassium, phosphorous and copper
The richness of antioxidants means this little berry has been strongly linked to the prevention of both heart disease and a range of cancers
They may even help to slow down the effects of ageing!
Natural Strawberry Yoghurt
Pumpkin or sunflower seeds
Plain natural yoghurt
1 square of dark chocolate
Slice as many strawberries as you desire (4-7 per person depending on size is normally enough) and mix in to the yoghurt with the walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Grate the dark chocolate on top and add a small spoon of honey.
The 60-Second Mini-Strawberry Cheesecake
Plain digestive biscuits
Cream cheese or mascarpone
Sliced almonds and mixed seeds
Roll or whack the digestive biscuit into small crumbs (you choose which but the latter is a fantastic choice for stress relief) and place into the bottom of a bowl or champagne flute. It tastes the same but the glass gives it a more arty appearance! J
Mix the cream cheese or mascarpone with a few spoons of yoghurt and if desired mix a little honey in for extra sweetness. Pour this mix on top of the biscuit base. Add the chopped strawberries, sliced almonds and mixed seeds to suit.
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