Strawberry Sauce and Fruit Pops

low sugar strawberry compote sauce

Low-Sugar Strawberry Sauce
and
Fruit Pops with no artificial sweeteners


May-June is strawberry season for us living in Canada.  Our family loves buying flats and eating berries until we burst. And then we buy more :)

To find out where you can you go strawberry picking in Canada click here.


low sugar stevia strawberry sauce

Why should you eat berries?


  • Berries are good for your memory: A recent study spanning 30 years and 16000 women found that consuming one cup of berries per week may delay or provide protection against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and age related memory loss. Berries are high in flavonoids, particularly anthocyanidins which protects cells from damage.
  • Strawberries are good for cleaning your brain: Of all the berries, strawberries contain the most polyphenols. Research done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging found that the polyphenols in berries seem to help specialized brain cells do their “housekeeping.” Forget Molly Maid. Hire berries to clean your brain!
  • Berries are good for your body. Bright beautiful berries are in the top 10 foods with the highest amounts of antioxidants. These have been shown to protect against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

So, instead of buying this:

homemade low sugar stevia strawberry sauce

Which contains these um... "ingredients" :

homemade low sugar stevia strawberry sauce

You can make this:

low sugar strawberry compote sauce

Strawberry sauce made with stevia and a touch of sugar

You can use it on homemade strawberry ice cream….

low sugar strawberry compote sauce

or mix it in your greek yogurt….

low sugar strawberry compote sauce

And if you have any leftovers.....you can make these healthy fruit pops:

low sugar strawberry compote sauce

Here’s the recipe....

Low-Sugar Strawberry Compote

*recipe by Less Sugar Naturally*


Ingredients:

1 lb of strawberries, washed and cut
2 Tbsp of sugar (Depending on ripeness and how you and your family like it)
20 drops of SweetLeaf or NuNaturals Liquid Stevia
2 Tbsp of lemon juice
2 tsp of lemon zest

homemade low sugar stevia fruit popsiclesInstructions:
  • Add berries, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar  in a pot.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
homemade low sugar stevia fruit popsicles
  • Puree fruit with a handblender.
  • Simmer for another 15 minutes. The colour will deepen to a rich red.
  • Add stevia to taste
  • Let cool, serve, refrigerate or make into fruit pops.



The whole recipe has 24 grams of sugar

2 comments:

  1. Hi there, just wondering how long this would last for?

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    1. Because there's very little sugar content I would use this up as you would fresh strawberries.....so within a couple days in the fridge. You can go up to 6 months frozen in freezer in Ziplocs with all the air taken out of it. I hope that helps.

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