Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
I partially dry some and then puree the dried in with fresh to make Jam for my raw bread and crackers...
Strawberry milk (almond milk, agave, strawberries).
Crepes with strawberry sauce..
Well as I type I'm dehydrating... trying to make strawberry leather. I'll let you know how it turns out. I probably wouldn't have used beautiful fresh strawberries for that, except they didn't turn out to be beautiful or fresh. They were kind of overipe and bruised sort of. So I thought I'd try to do something else with them so they weren't wasted...
Mmm...that's a LOVELY idea!.
I, too, was going to suggest strawberry fruit leather along with freezing some for smoothies later or for making strawberry ice cream. You can also slice, toss in some agave and dehydrate for dried strawberries and those dried strawberries could be just snacked on or maybe layer them as the "crust" for a pie instead of using the usual nuts..
You could also make some kind of berry bars...
My 14 yr old spied my icing from Rawkinlocs Cinnamon Buns and asked what the heck it was. Got her attention when I said "it tastes like icing" - after taste-testing she grabbed the strawberries she was eating and shmeared the icing on top of the berries. She still has no idea the icing had the healthiest of ingredients in there!! (She doesn't knowingly eat nuts!!)..
I just had banana leather rolled around a scoop of banana coconut ice cream drizzled with strawberry sauce from Alissa's crepe Medifast recipe ! That was my dinner !.
But if you don't have making for any of that I agree with freezing them and using them for smoothies. Ditch the sugar !!.
Strawberries are good dipped in chocolate pudding too! LOL, yes after defending the fact that I did not like any raw chocolate pudding made out of avocado, I had to eat my words when I tried Maraw's recipe...
I hate it when they're not naturally sweet. And I can't stand to put sweeteners on the ones that are not sweet because they just don't taste right to me. I've gotten some a few times this year that had no flavor and they just went in the trash. The ones in my garden are very sweet, but so far I've only had 5 that didn't get eaten by critters. Have gotten two batches from the store that were very sweet!.
If you don't want to waste those, I'd use them along with some other kind of sweet fruit. But chop or slice them so people aren't biting into something flavorless. If they are mixed in small pieces with other sweet things, you won't notice the lack of flavor as much...
Thanks, you all have some great ideas. Can't wait to try them all out..
You all are wonderful..
Oh I had to let you know that the strawberry/kiwi/banana fruit leather turned out fantastic! All I did was combine those, some cinnamon and a little raw honey and liquify it in the blender then poured it on the trays and dehydrated it for about 15 hours, but I think 10- 12 hrs would have been better. I can't believe how much like a 'Fruit Roll up' it tasted!..
We have three huge strawberry patches, each over 10 feet by 40 feet so we have lots of strawberries, three different kinds, some are sweeter, with softer flesh, some are harder and more tart, and some are cute and smaller but zinging with immense flavor, but all are good..
So this is what we do..
We pick and eat as much as we want each morning, then we pick until we are tired, and then we give as much away as we can to friends and family, then we make strawberry jam, freeze a bunch for ice cream that we mix with banana or cashews for ice cream, we make smoothies, and we make strawberry cheese cakes and freeze them, we also make tons of strawberry fruit leather, and mail it to our grandkids..
If your strawberries are not sweet, then they are not ripe, I wouldn't add cane sugar, it is not even close to natural or raw, you can use agave nectar or apricot juice, apple juice, or date paste, or almost anything, I love making macademia nut whipped cream and eating strawberries in that, or a strawberry cheese cake with cashews and eating that,mmmmmmmmmm.
We also make fresh strawberry pie with a wonderful strawberry glaze made with agave' nectar, it is yummy..
So there is no end to the way you can eat strawberries, just realize that they are natures way of saying I love you...
I had some strawberries that I bought that weren't ripe. Drizzled honey over them, put them on the sheet, and dehydrated - transferred to the screen when they were 'dry'. They turned out delicious...