Simple Strawberry Desserts

Monday, July 9

With Wimbledon fever having recently passed through South West London, and with it the opportunity to buy very overpriced delicious, strawberries, one of the defining features of a London Summer for me, is a serving of strawberries.  

We had a bbq at my cousins last week, as my Aunt, Pril has been here on holiday from South Africa.

Meg served strawberries and ice cream for dessert.

You just can't go wrong with this simple combination!

Another Strawberry dessert favourite of mine is strawberries dipped in melted chocolate, left to set in the fridge.

A dessert is seldom going to be the epitome of nutrition, but the above ones ensure that you are getting some  goodness with the delciousness....

Strawberries are the most widely consumed berry in the world.  Below are some of the facts about them, as per Tonia Reinhard in Superfoods.

Strawberries are:

An excellent source of Vitamin C, folate, fiber and manganese.

A good source of vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.

They contain numerous antioxidant phytochemicals and flavonoids.

Studies have shown that the phytochemicals in strawberries  prevent the oxidation of LDL cholestrol, improve the functioning of blood vessels, and reduce blood clotting and inflammation-these effects all work together to lower the risk for heart disease.

Happy Strawberry Eating, and may they remind us a little of what summer used to be like in London before it rained ever single day...
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