Santa Strawberries

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Christmas baking is a good chance to be fun and creative with your recipes. These Santa Strawberries are a great way to make something fun and different for your next holiday event or with your kids. They are super easy to make and their presentation is festive and charming!

Ingredients

Strawberry Tops
  • 1 box Strawberries, fresh & washed
  • 1 pint Sugar-Free Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons Stevia

Maximized Brownie Bases

  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ cup organic Whey Protein Powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 2 teaspoons Stevia (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Milled Flaxseed + 2/3 cup Boiling Water to Gel
  • ½ teaspoon Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup Chopped Walnuts, optional
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 organic free-range egg

Optional: Make different brownie bases with our other favourite brownie recipes e.g. Protein Packed Brownies or Chocolate Chunk Brownies.

Directions

Maximized Brownie Bases

  1. Preheat oven to 275o
  2. Melt butter and cocoa powder in a small saucepan on low heat. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add protein powder, stevia, salt, vanilla and egg then beat well.
  4. Combine milled flaxseed gel, walnuts, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Add to the chocolate mixture. Mix all ingredients well.
  6. Pour mixture into 8×8 square baking dish, and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. When done, remove and cool brownies on a wire rack.
  8. When cooled, use a cookie cutter to cut brownies into round bases.

Santa Strawberries

  1. Wash, dry and slice off stems of strawberries, ensuring the base is flat and balanced stably – stem side facing down. Note: select strawberries with one pointed tip (not two), and choose ones that are ripe, red and firm.
  2. Whip heavy whipping cream with a hand or kitchen stand mixer. Add stevia and mix until fluffy and fully whipped.
  3. Add whipped cream into large zip-lock bag and push contents down to one corner of the bag, to get the extra air out. Make about a 3mm snip to the corner. Pipet the face of the Santa Berry to the centre of each round brownie, ensuring to keep a flat and stable surface.
  4. For the final touches, add whipped cream into a small zip-lock bag, pushing contents to one corner of the bag and letting any extra air out. Make a smaller 1mm scissor snip to the corner. Pipet a whipped cream Santa hat pom-pom poof on top.
  5. Place on a festive platter with decorations.

Recipe inspired by Pyure.

 

 

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Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website, DrHardick.com, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More