Thursday, May 22, 2014

Organic Strawberries + Whole Foods Market

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Northern California's Whole Foods Market}

It's strawberry season and our local Whole Foods Market is now carrying delicious fresh organic strawberries! They're even grown right here in California at Swanton Berry Farm (Davenport, CA) and Well Pict (Watsonville, CA)

I love all things berry -- blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and of course strawberries! We actually have strawberries and raspberries growing in our garden. Did you know that strawberries are one of the dirty dozen? So it's best to buy organic when purchasing. I'm craving a bowl right now! 

There are so many ways to enjoy strawberries this season, but I can't wait to try strawberries & coconut water, strawberry cheesecake muffins, strawberry basil sangria or strawberry mango salsa! Oh, I could go on and on about all the delicious recipes I want to try, but that will have to wait for another day.

Did you know there are tons of health benefits associated with eating strawberries? A single serving of strawberries has approximately 150% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C! This super food has also been linked to help with brain function, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, cancer and tumor growth.

Who's ready for a bowl of strawberries?!

Whole Foods Market also partnered with Chef Hollie Greene of She's sharing some tasty seasonal recipes. Lucky you I tested out her Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Whipped Fools and am sharing it below.

Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Whipped Fools
via Whole Foods Market & JOYFOODLY


12oz. fresh strawberries
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp powdered sugar


Dice strawberries by first slicing them down the middle, then cutting strips and dicing the strips. Place in a medium sized bowl. Zest orange and place zest on top of diced strawberries. Add fresh orange juice to strawberries.

With a fork, mash the strawberries until most are smashed but some pieces are left whole. Set aside.

Place the heavy cream, vanilla and sugar into a bowl and whip until the cream forms stiff peaks. 

In the bowl with strawberries, gently fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the strawberries. Refrigerate until you are ready to enjoy.


  1. i loooove strawberries and here is another weird thing i don't like them cold i either eat them straight when i get home from the store or i let them come to room temp before eating, they taste better to me that way