Chunky Strawberry Basil Sauce

I love this versatile sauce, it’s kind of like a fresh jam and the strawberries and basil just go together really well.  It’s really good on buttered toast, topped on some Greek yogurt or ice cream and there are so many other ways it can be used.

Chunky-Strawberry-Basil-Sauce

Strawberries are everywhere right now and Robby brought home a half of a flat he picked up from a local organic vendor on the side of a street on the way to our house, so convenient!  These happen to be extremely sweet so I didn’t have to add so much sugar.

Strawberry-Basil-Sauce

This sauce goes great with a nice bubbly Prosecco or Ang’s Strawberry Thyme Mimosa.

Chunky-Strawberry-and-Basil-Sauce

 Recipe: Approx. 3 Cups

  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons  Beet Sugar or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Real Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Filtered Water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons  Arrowroot Powder
  • 3 Cups Strawberries – diced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil – minced

Instructions:

In a sauce pan add the add the maple syrup, water and sugar then stir on med low heat until sugar desolves.

Next stir in the arrowroot powder and then the strawberries and basil for about a minute or until it has thickened.

Health Benefits:

Strawberries are packed with nutrience and antioxidants. Just one cup gives you 100 percent.” of the daily value of Vitamin C which is a great immune buster, helps improve the eyes and it produces collagen in the skin, which helps keep wrinkles at bay. The antioxidants and phytochemicals also help to reduce joints inflammation. They are high potassium and fiber making them great for your heart.

Fresh Basil has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.  The herb contains exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A and is rich in zea-xanthin an anti-oxidant that helps protect age-related macular disease.  It has a good amount of Iron and also helps to detoxify the liver.  It contains phytochemicals that may lower cortisol, a hormone secreted when you’re stressed that causes weight gain, so add some fresh basil to you water or tea.

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