What’s this? Two easy and healthy treats in one week? And on a cooking blog?
I was going to share a Mexican version of my Spiced Ginger Chicken today. On Monday I spent hours perfecting the recipe while taking meticulous notes. I was a little stressed by the fact that I was doing it “last minute” and the fact that I worked on it for four hours. But, in the end it tasted delicious and all I had to do was photograph.
I set up a plate, and then another when I did not like the first. Out came my rustic wood backdrop, my light, reflector and just a few props. I set up, adjusted, and played around. Perfect. I looked at the set up with pride. Then I tripped…
The glass of water in the shoot fell over and spilled on the plate of food and the unfinished wood. I stood their staring at the mess as the disappointment and frustration mounted. Hours of work wasted…
I gave up on the idea of publishing it today! Hopefully in the next week or two.
But, enough about the recipe I am not sharing today. Let’s talk about what I am sharing. Sweet, delicious, easy creaminess– in the form of strawberry soft serve.
This soft serve “ice cream” doesn’t need an ice cream machine because it is made from frozen fruit. Simply blend a few ingredients together and serve.
I love frozen fruit based soft serves. They are healthy, and perfect for when I need to make a last minute ice cream to take somewhere for Natalia. But we have been getting tired of banana ones. It was time for something new!
I had strawberries in my freezer so decided on that. In addition to the strawberries, I added some peanut butter for creaminess (sunflower seed butter would also work), and a bit of honey for sweetness.
Simple, straightforward, and to the (delicious & summer-y) point.
- 10 oz bag frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 2 tablespoons unsalted nut or seed butter*
- *I used peanut butter and have used cashew butter in the past for similar things. Sunflower butter should work great for nut free, but I would suggest using a sweetened kind. Make sure it is salt free though.
- 1-2 tablespoons mini enjoy life chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, optional
- Put the strawberries in a food processor. Turn it on. It will probably be very loud and startle you. At least it does me. My food processor even does a little jump/jig for the first second or so.
- When the strawberries turn into something resembling shaved ice add the rest of the ingredients. Blend in.
- Top with chocolate if desired.