Tag Archives: strawberries

Metabolism Boosting Morning Sundae

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 in Food

Instead of your usual breakfast, begin your day with this metabolism-boosting sundae to start burning fat in the morning. It’s high in protein and good fats and contains a bit of caffeine from matcha green tea to get your day off to an energized and refreshing start. It may be just what you need to get through your weight-loss plateau.

Ingredients

1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

1 banana

1/2 cup strawberries

Unsweetened coconut, to taste

Ground flaxseed, to desired consistency

Matcha green tea powder, to taste (available at health food stores)

Directions

Combine all ingredients and enjoy.

Keeping Strawberries at Their Best!

Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 in Food

With the unprecedented number of California strawberries (about 63 million pounds a week) in markets across the country, people are looking for the best ways to store and enjoy them. Here are some tips on how to take advantage of this summertime opportunity.

Storing

1. Choose strawberries with a consistent red color from top to bottom.

2. Make sure the stem is green and the skin is shiny and firm.

3. Inspect berries in container for signs of bruising or mold.

4. Refrigerate strawberries immediately after purchasing.

5. Before eating, rinse under cool water, pat dry and then remove stems.

Freezing

1. After rinsing, gently blot dry.

2. Slice stem off at top of berry.

3. Place cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.

4. Place uncovered in freezer for 24 hours.

5. Transfer strawberries to a freezer bag or container.

Serving Tips

1. Strawberries are most flavorful served at room temperature.

2. Serve just as they are or sliced in cereals, salads and served with any meal, any time of day.

3. For 50 ways to eat strawberries, download the free Strawberries iPhone App.

Thanks to Jodi Reinman and California Strawberry Commission for this information.

Weekly Tips for June 21, 2010

Posted on 20. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN-An update from last week regarding pre-packaged fruit and vegi platters, this weekend we hosted two more parties and the platters were prepared by RockIt Mom.  Even though it took some extra time chopping a whole watermelon, 2.5 flats of strawberries and lots of veggis, it was well worth it.  The produce was much fresher and better tasting and felt GREAT for serving personally prepared platters.  Suggestion: Take the time, put on your favorite high school CD and clean and chop away.  P.S. Don’t forget to use your Eat Cleaner Natural Produce Wash.  I would be lost without it.  You can check out more info on the right side of the site. (more…)

Weekly Tips for Week of April 5, 2010

Posted on 05. Apr, 2010 in Fun, Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN – Need a Bloody Mary and a new vase? Square One Organic Vodka is made from pesticide-free American rye and the sleek bottle is meant to be reused as a vase, once it is empty.  That is really putting new meaning into reuse and recycle!  (more…)