Strawberry Sauce in 5 Minutes

It's Saturday! As the weekend and warmer weather sets in, so do the summer desserts. Just because I prefer to eat healthy doesn't mean I skip dessert. I love topping homemade vanilla ice cream with my super easy 5 minute strawberry sauce.
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If you think that goopy red stuff they sell in the produce section next to the fresh strawberries is strawberry sauce, you've been missing out! This sauce is simple, delicious and much healthier than the high fructose corn-syrup and sugar infused goo they sell at the grocery store.

Simple Strawberry Sauce
Wash, clean and slice as many strawberries as you have on hand. Place them in a pot and put it on the stove over medium-low heat. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot with approximately 1/4-inch of water. Let the berries slowly come to a simmer and soften.

Use a fork to lightly mash the fruit. As the strawberries soften, they will generate more liquid. When the berries are soft, use a stick blender to puree the fruit into a sauce. Taste the strawberry sauce and add a sprinkle of stevia to sweeten. Let the sauce cook down to the desired consistency.

Pour the strawberry sauce over cheesecake, ice cream, strawberry shortcake or angel food cake. Or, use the sauce as a starter for a smoothie or strawberry daiquiri! Enjoy!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

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22 comments:

  1. Yum, love strawberries! They are especially good with ice-cream or Greek yogurt.

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    1. Tis' the season! I've been eating them like crazy since they are in the stores so early this year! Yum! ~Angela

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  2. Mmmm...I want to come to your house for dessert! :)

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    1. It is tasty!! Let me know when you're in Iowa! :) ~Angela

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  3. I wait (impatiently) every year for the strawberries to come into season so I can go picking. There's nothing like a fresh-picked berry.

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    1. I agree! We had a strawberry patch on the farm while I was growing up. I miss picking fresh berries. Now I eagerly await the farmer's market produce! ~ Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

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  4. Mmmm, sounds delicious! I think I'll have a frozen strawberry margarita please ;)

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    1. You and me both! Hey, it is the weekend! :) ~Angela

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  5. This looks amazing!!! I have learned so much about food and found so many great recipes which is why I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, Congrats!! http://www.foodfunandfotos.com/2012/04/i-would-like-to-thank-academy.html

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    1. Hi Adena, Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you're enjoying Whole Foods Living. Thank you for the award nomination! ~ Angela

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  6. This sounds heavenly! Love strawberries!

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    1. Thanks! I have been eating them like crazy for the past 2 weeks! I'm loving the "early crop"! ~Angela

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  7. Sounds wonderful. We often mash strawberries and bananas and top our pancakes with them.

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    1. That sounds yummy, Jaipi! Now, you're making me hungry! ~Angela

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  8. Thank you for sharing how to make simple strawberry sauce. Strawberries are a favorite in my house.

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    1. Mine too! My hubby isn't a big fruit or veggie eater, but I can whip this up and know he's getting a serving of fruit without even noticing! :) ~Angela

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    1. It's so easy! You can also use the same method to make blueberry or rhubarb sauce. Enjoy! ~Angela

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