March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.
Treat yourself to a fruity snow cone without any artificial flavors or coloring. You can substitute other fruits to suit your taste buds. Try peaches, pineapple or blueberries.
1 pound fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons agave nectar
- In food processor or blender, blend strawberries with agave until smooth. Pour purée in plastic squeeze bottle.
- Shave ice (use an inexpensive snow cone machine found at discount stores).
- Serve strawberry purée on shaved ice.
Serving size: ¼ cup puree, 1 cup shaved ice
Calories: 45; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 1g; Vitamin C: 80%; Calcium: 2%; Iron: 2%.