Thursday, June 3, 2010

Strawberries in Season


The farm behind us is now harvesting their strawberry crop. Years ago you were able to go pick your own and each June my parents would come up to this farm to pick strawberries and then home for a feast of freshness beyond words. Now you can only buy them. The picking started this week, think I will have to stop on the way home and get some of these lovelies and then will try out this recipe I found.

Diabetic Frozen Fruit Cups

1 cup slice fresh strawberries
2 slices juick-packed canned pineapple, chopped
1 medium banana, peeled and chopped
3 8 ounce cans sugar-free orange soda.

In a small bowl combine the strawberries, pineapple and banana. Spoon an equal amount into six 6 ounce paper cups. Pour 1/2 cup of the soda over the fruit in each cup and freeze until firm. Let stand at room temperature for a few minutes before serving to partially thaw. Eat with a spoon.

Per Serving: 36 cals, trace protein, trace fat, 9g carb, 1g dietary fiber, 0 chol, 18 mg sod


I am thinking this would be cooling in the warm weather. I am going to make this with the orange soda but will also be trying with fruit juice.

To a berry good day!


  1. I absolutely LOVE strawberries, and your recipe sounds yummy AND healthy! Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. oh I love anything with strawberries! i blend them, just plain and eat them with a plain buttered warm waffle! yum! no syrup is teeth cannot handle that! yikes!!!

    come by and see my latest crochet's at the end of today's post!

    have a great and creative day!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  3. Oh my goodness! What a great recipe and I'm a diabetic, as is my hubby. I'll definitely be giving this a try as we're picking strawberries from our own patch right now!

    Hugs XX

  4. Oh, I love strawberries too - our strawberry season is all over here - there is a big U-Pick field where one can go and pick strawberries - plus buy them also. I had some, but wish I had more. I just ate them every day till they were gone. Now it's blueberry time and I'll have to go pick some of those. They grow in big bushes/small trees here and it's wonderful not having to stoop down to the floor like I used to in the woods in Germany when I was growing up.

    Happy berry-eating day :-)