When I think of Summer I automatically imagine the lush seasonal fruits that come with it. My favorite is (obviously) Strawberries. Everything about them is divine; their color, shape, fragrance and of course taste. What's amazing is that they are also packed with nutritional benefits for your skin and body. They treat a number of skin conditions as well as being insanely healthy and a fantastic breakfast food.
Keep reading to find out our top five favorite things you can do with Strawberries this Summer and all year round
Strawberries are low in sugar and high in Fiber which makes them a perfect addition to your breakfast.
Combining with Oats and Coconut Chips you will be getting a delicious and nutritious start to you day.
- 1 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free, if necessary)
- 1 cup canned coconut milk/coconut water
- ½ - ¾ T honey* (optional)
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- Place oats, coconut milk/water into a pot.
- Bring to a boil, then turn down to medium and cook until creamy.
- Serve, topped with chopped strawberries.
Whiten Your Teeth
Strawberries are filled with Malic Acid which has been found to whiten teeth.
Crush 1 Strawberry to a pulp consistency
Mix with ½ tsp baking soda
Spread mixture over teeth with toothbrush.
Leave for 5 mins
Rinse and brush teeth thoroughly
Strawberries naturally contain Salicylic Acid - one of the major ingredients found in most acne treatments. During the summer you can take advantage of the abundance of fresh strawberries and treat yourself to a DIY face mask to help treat acne
You will need:
3 mashed strawberries
1 tsp lemon juice
Apply to face
Let sit for 10 - 15 mins
Gently rinse off with warm water
Strawberries contain high doses of Vitamin C which is great for lightening and brightening skin tone.
To get the full benefits simply blend your strawberries into a thin pulp and apply to face with cotton wool. Let sit for 5 minute
and rinse thoroughly.
Combat Under Eye Puffiness
Strawberries have incredible astringent properties that work wonder on puffy tired eyes.
Simply slice a large strawberry into thin slices
and place over eyes.
Let sit for 15 minutes and then remove.