Low-Sugar Strawberry Sauce
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.
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:
Which contains these um... "ingredients" :
You can make this:
Strawberry sauce made with stevia and a touch of sugar
You can use it on homemade strawberry ice cream….
or mix it in your greek yogurt….
And if you have any leftovers.....you can make these healthy fruit pops:
Here’s the recipe....
Low-Sugar Strawberry Compote
*recipe by Less Sugar Naturally*
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
- Add berries, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar in a pot.
- Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
- 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