During the spring and summer months, strawberries are everywhere. If you spend any time in the grocery store or out and about, you’ll likely see cartons upon cartons of fresh strawberries just waiting to be snarfed. Farmers markets are abounding with the sweet red treats, and pick-your-own operations are getting cranked into high gear as pickers-for-a-day come from miles around to claim Nature’s goodness. You might even turn a corner in your downtown area to find a Strawberry Festival in full effect!
And, if you grow your own strawberry patch, you know just how productive the little strawberry plants can be. If the rabbits and squirrels and birds don’t invade, you will have an abundance of berries to consume. Since strawberries have a short shelf life, it is important to use what you grow or take home from the store. Nothing is more frustrating than spending time or money obtaining fresh produce only to open the refrigerator door and encounter a thriving mold population ruining your haul. So, it is good to have quick and easy strawberry recipes on hand to prevent strawberry loss! This strawberry choconana smoothie recipe is perfect for turning your strawberries into a family favorite.