For the base:
100g sunflower seeds
2tbsp rapeseed oil
For the filling:
350g fresh strawberries
200g soya yogurt
Zest and the juice of 1 lemon
Strawberries to garnish
1. Toast all the nuts and seeds and place them in a blender together with the dates, rapeseed oil and salt, and blitz until everything is combined.
2. Spread the mixture in a 20cm cake tin, with a removable base. Place in the freezer to chill while you make the topping.
3. Place the strawberries, bananas, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey in the blender and blend to a purée. Add in the soya yogurt and blitz until smooth.
4. Tip this over the base and leave to set in the freezer overnight or for at least 4 hours.
5. Remove from the freezer and top with strawberries. Serve immediately.
A note on… the health benefits of strawberries
- They help burn stored fat . The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat.
- They boost short term memory . The anthocyanins boost short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks.
- They are low in calories and high in fibre. One cup contains only 54 calories.
- They ease inflammation . Strawberries are anti-inflammatory.
- They lower cardiovascular disease. Flavonoids — which are responsible for the colour and flavour of strawberries — lower the risk heart disease.
- They promote bone health . Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.
- They have anti-aging properties . Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
- They are good for weight loss . The compound nitrate found promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body, which is great for weight loss.
- They promote eye health . Eating three or more servings of fruit like strawberries makes eyes healthier!
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