Strawberry Recipes Perfect for the Summertime! #FreshFinds

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
July 9, 2013

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If you were to ask any of our six kids what their favorite fruit is during the summertime, I can almost guarantee that most of them would say strawberries.  Living in California, it’s hard to not buy the yummy looking strawberries you’ll find in your local Save Mart Supermarket – especially when they are priced the way they are right now.

Save Mart Berries

For our Summertime Recipe, I couldn’t decide, so I made both – Strawberry, Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothies and Strawberry Cheesecake.  For my ingredients, I headed to our local Save Mart Supermarket.  I love shopping at Save Mart because it’s clean, the produce is fresh and the prices are great for our big family on a budget!  

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When you walk into our Save Mart Supermarket, the Produce section is on your immediate right.  I love how well lit the store is and how bright and fresh the fruit and vegetables look!  The Driscoll’s Berries were super easy to spot and they were on sale – yes!  There were blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.  The blackberries are really yummy in yogurt, as are the blueberries and raspberries.  The strawberries are great in recipes and to snack in, or to serve with whipped cream or raw sugar sprinkled on top.  You can see more about my shopping trip by visiting my Google+ Story.



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Driscoll's Berry Sweepstakes

Through July 30th, Save Mart and Driscoll’s Berries are joining together to offer the Berry Best Sweepstakes!  Participants will have the chance to win the following prizes:

– Grand Prize – KitchenAid Blender plus Driscoll’s Berries for a year ($440 value)

– 3 First Place Prizes – $100 worth of Driscoll’s Berries

Be sure to follow Save Mart Supermarket on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for great recipes and promotions.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

17 Responses to “Strawberry Recipes Perfect for the Summertime! #FreshFinds”

  1. I absolutely love strawberries and they are the only fruit that my boy will eat on a regular basis. That strawberry cheesecake makes my mouth water and I never would have thought to put strawberries in a banana and peanut butter smoothie…yum!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Janet – believe me – it’s amazing and the strawberries add so much flavor to it as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Strawberries are my favorite fruit to include in dessert and drinks, LOVE them and so happy they are in season and are a great price right now!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      I love strawberries too Tammi! I’m always so excited when it’s strawberry season because we get such a great deal for them and they’re so fresh!

  3. Hannah says:

    Strawberries are by far my favorite summer fruit. I haven’t been putting them in smoothies, but I think I’m going to start. Maybe I’ll use the leftovers when I make this awesome cheesecake recipe!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Hannah – I love to put them in smoothies as well! I freeze them and use them for smoothies and jam. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. caroline schaffer says:

    The Central Coast is the best place for strawberries. I love anything with strawberries. Thanks for sharing the recipes!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Caroline – I totally agree with you! I love being able to buy them from the Strawberry Stands. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Denny says:

    There are so many things you can do with strawberries. Strawberries from the local farms in NH are so much more flavorful than the ones you get in the chain stores. Not sure what it is like in other parts of the country.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Denny – I love buying strawberries from the stands, but was really impressed with the variety available at SaveMart. They had an amazing selection. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Mmmm Shannon, you’re making me hungry!

  7. Janet F says:

    I love Strawberries and the cheesecake recipe sounds and looks delicious.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      The cheesecake recipe with the strawberries on top is amazing! Let me know if you try it Janet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. heather says:

    i just love fresh strawberries and these are some great ideas i have got to try that cheesecake yum.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      I love fresh strawberries too! The cheesecake is amazing by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how it turns out if you make it.

  9. Jennifer Young says:

    That strawberry cheesecake looks delicious!! We picked our own strawberries this year and made a lot of stuff with them. My favorite is strawberry smoothies and strawberry shortcake! My girls love strawberries on their waffles as well.

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