Happy National Strawberry Day! In honour of this day, we have put together a list of some of the most drool-worthy strawberry-based recipes, created by some amazing Canadian nutritionists and food bloggers. Strawberry desserts are the perfect way to perk up these dreary winter days with a pop of colour and the sweet, sweet taste of summer. We’ve even included a recipe in the bunch that features Shockingly Healthy brownies because… can you blame us?! Keep reading, and be warned, you will be dying to make (not to mention, eat) all of these awesome recipes by the time you’re done!
Hot for Food – Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Oh. My. Goodness. Well, aren’t these just adorable? These two-bite masterpieces are made with cashews, coconut oil and a whole lot of other goodness. They were created by Toronto’s very own Lauren Toyota, one of the most recognizable faces in the vegan food world (and for good reason). These little bites are great to bring to a party, a potluck, or just gobble down in one sitting because who could help it, really? Get the recipe here.
Choosing Chia – Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding
This dessert is literally summer in a jar. This treat has a creamy coconut milk chia base and is topped with a strawberry rhubarb compote. Chia is a superfood, with a significant helping of dietary fiber, omegas, proteins and a ton of other nutrients. This treat also makes for a perfect breakfast (dessert for breakfast?!) or a great snack! Eager to try this? We don’t blame you! You can try the recipe here!
Pure Ella – No-Bake Raw Berry Cheesecake
This raw berry cheesecake is a cashew based raw, paleo and vegan delight! Also, it’s pretty darn easy on the eyes. This is the perfect treat if you’re looking for something indulgent, but also light. It’s creamy, it’s fruity and the dark chocolate adds just a touch of richness. We really think that Ella nailed it with this one. Make it yourself and report back… are you as in love as we are? Check out the recipe here.
Sweetly Raw – Chocolate Strawberry Donut Holes
These taste as good as they look! And they look pretty great, don’t they?! These donut holes are made with amazing ingredients like walnuts, coconut oil, chia seeds and vanilla extract. They are *jam* packed (literally… packed with jam) with strawberries, goji berries and other fruity deliciousness. These make for a fabulous snack or party treat. Pro tip: these are also great and very addictive while bingeing on your favourite Netflix show. Want to make them? Find the recipe here.
Shockingly Healthy – Strawberries and Cream Fondue Brownie Pie
We would say we saved the best for last, but that would sound kind of funny, considering this is our recipe. So, you’ll just have to try this dessert out and evaluate for yourself! This mouth-watering Strawberry and Cream Pie features coconut cream, strawberries, maple syrup, healthy brownies (of course!) and some other amazing healthy ingredients. It’s indulgent, it’s smooth, it’s rich and those dipped chocolate strawberries are the epitome of “treat yourself”. Want to try this one out? Go ahead! Find the recipe here.
That’s a wrap! Please drop us a line if you try any of these recipes and fall in love! We’d love to know what you think. Or tell us: what’s your favourite strawberry dessert?
Looking for another “taste of summer” treat? Check out our recent “Best (for you!) Berry Crumble” recipe here.