Game, Set, Perfect Match: Strawberries and Cream-Inspired Recipes
Wimbledon fortnight is upon us! Regarded as the most prestigious of the Grand Slam tournaments, it is an annual highlight not only for the players but avid fans alike.
Aside from being regarded as the most prestigious of the Grand Slam tournaments, it is known for its long-standing tradition of serving strawberries and cream, which has become an integral part of the tournament’s identity.
The tradition of serving strawberries and cream at Wimbledon has endured over the years, and it has become a beloved culinary symbol associated with the prestigious tennis event. It is now eagerly anticipated by fans, who enjoy the tradition and the unique taste of strawberries and cream while watching thrilling matches on the grass courts of Wimbledon.
Each year more than 38.4 tons of strawberries and 445kg of raspberries are picked and consumed during the tournament. That’s more than 140,000 punnets!
If you’re not braving the queue and watching from the comfort of your sofa instead, we’ve got you covered with a few of our own strawberries and cream-inspired recipes.
Strawberries and Cream-Inspired Recipes:
Serving Aces Smoothie
- 150g fresh strawberries
- 100g Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- 30g oats
- 30ml honey
- 150ml milk of your choice
- 50g ice
- Wash the strawberries and remove the stems. Slice them into smaller pieces.
- In a blender, combine the strawberries, Greek yoghurt, rolled oats, honey, unsweetened almond milk, and crushed ice.
- Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Pour the strawberries and cream-inspired smoothie into a glass and serve chilled.
Queue-worthy Overnight oats
- 50g oats
- 150ml milk of your choice
- 50g Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- 30g chia seeds
- 50g fresh strawberries, diced
- 10g honey
- 10g sliced almonds
- In a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, combine the rolled oats, unsweetened almond milk, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds.
- Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Gently fold in the diced strawberries, reserving a few for topping, as well as the honey.
- Seal the container and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours to allow the oats and chia seeds to absorb the liquid and soften.
- In the morning, give the mixture a good stir. If the consistency is too thick, add a splash of milk to reach your desired texture.
- Top with the reserved diced strawberries and sliced almonds and enjoy chilled.
Both the smoothie and overnight oats recipes above are not only perfect as a breakfast option but can also be enjoyed as a tasty afternoon snack – great for when you need to grab something quickly in between sets!
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