Dating back to Ancient Roman times, the strawberry is one of the most popular berries in the world. Widely available in grocery stores, there are more than 10 kinds of strawberries, differing in textures, sizes, and flavors.
Unlike popular beliefs, strawberries are not actually fruits. If you have noticed, their seeds are on the outer part of their shape, which means they are not produced by seeds. Known for its heart-shaped characteristic, strawberries are in reality a part of the rose family.
More than just its sweet taste, strawberries are in fact packed with plenty of health benefits for your body. Its heart shape should be your first clue that these tiny berries may have a number of benefits for the heart.
It protects the heart by increasing good cholesterol (HDL) and lowering the blood pressure. This fat-free and low-calorie food is also full of antioxidants, which is specifically known to fight against cancer. Strawberries are also celebrated to be one of the top sources for vitamin C. With just one serving, which is around eight pieces of them, strawberries are able to provide you with more vitamin C than an orange.
How to Select the Best Strawberries
In order to get the benefits of strawberry, here are a few tips. Choose the ones that are firm, plump, and deep red in color. Look for unblemished berries that have a shiny color on the outside. Take note that strawberries do not ripen further once it has been picked. So be sure to choose wisely and wash them before enjoying the benefits of these heart-shaped berries.
How to Enjoy Strawberries
It’s always summer here in Bali. So, the best way to enjoy a strawberry is by making a creamy glass of strawberry smoothies. But, is there anything that could be more revitalizing than a glass of strawberry smoothie? Well, an ice-cream strawberry smoothie should be the answer!
Delicious and refreshing, this smoothie is easy to make. Acquire health benefits as well as mentioned above, since strawberries are packed with great antioxidants from vitamin C and are a good source of fiber.
With just a few ingredients and a blender, you will have a pleasant sweet treat on this hot day. Blend frozen strawberries with your chosen type of milk. However, blending frozen strawberries can be challenging.
Cut them instead into smaller pieces before freezing or soak them in liquid for 5 minutes before blending. But what if you can minimize the hassle of doing so? Replace the frozen strawberries with our HTF Smoothies Strawberry instead and you can still enjoy a tasty glass of ice cream strawberry smoothie.
Feel free to add on any extra ingredients to enhance your smoothie’s taste and nutrition with the recommended add-ons below to increase the benefits of strawberry.
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
1 cup of HTF Smoothies Strawberry
¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of yogurt
1/3 of avocado
½ tablespoon of cacao powder
Sprinkles of cacao nibs / chia seeds after blending
How to Make
- Put all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend for around 30 seconds.
- Enjoy the smoothie.
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