Thursday, July 14, 2011

Strawberry Basil Freezee

Ah, the generosity of friends is incredible.  Yesterday morning, a friend delivered a bucket of strawberries that she had just picked, knowing that it is now difficult for me to pick berries myself.  Tom had planted a few plants in our garden, and these resulted in the berries in this photo.  But to have a whole bucket full of berries was awesome.  Inspired by her goodness and the abundance of basil in my deck pots, I made this freezee.  Recently, I heard that basil and strawberries was a good combination, but I was skeptical...until I tried it!  Delicious!

1 cup sliced strawberries
4 - 5 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup skim ricotta cheese

Put all ingredients in a blender to puree.  Divide the contents into two freezer-safe containers. Freeze for several hours. 

Servings per recipe: 2
Serving Size:1/3 cup                                                           
Calories: 68
Total Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol:10 mg
Sodium: 39 mg
Total Carbs: 8 g
Dietary Fiber: 2
Protein: 4 g

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