Gutsy Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Guest recipe and blog by Ligias @glowwithella

Seasonal eating is incredible for gut health. That’s because food that’s in season is fresh and more nutritious, better for the environment – Plus, eating seasonally ensures that you are getting a diverse diet rich in an abundance of different nutrients (which make the good microbes in your gut super happy).

Right now is one of my favorite food seasons of the year – Strawberry season! There is nothing like a strawberry picked at its peak. They are ruby red, juicy and extremely flavorful… And one of the first desserts I think of when I think of a strawberry is a strawberry shortcake. My favorite ever summer treat as a kid were those strawberry shortbread ice cream bars.

For this recipe I was inspired to make a strawberry shortcake ice-cream-esque cake bar (say that 5 times fast) incorporating the luscious seasonal strawberries and the gut health power of Just Thrive spore-based Probiotic. The combination of the seasonal ingredients, prebiotic fibers in the coconut, and Just Thrive Probiotic are a match made in heaven - for your gut and your tastebuds!

Gutsy Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: ~ Hour depending
Course: Desert
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Friendly
Servings: 6


Cake Bar:

Coco Cream:


  • 1 basket fresh seasonal strawberries


  1. Preheat your oven to 375
  2. Combine almond flour, baking powder and salt and whisk together
  3. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients then add to dry
  4. Comb together with a fork until thoroughly combined and cupcake batter like consistency
  5. Fill up 6 mini loaf tins
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes (until cooked through and golden brown)
  7. Let cool
  8. To make the coco whip: strain out the liquid part of the coconut cream and set aside. Whip together the solid part of the coconut cream with maple syrup, vanilla, and opened Just Thrive Probiotic capsules
  9. Top cooled cake bars with coconut whip and chopped strawberries
  10. Place in freezer until solidified to make more of an ice cream bar OR serve soft as is!
  11. ENJOY 

    Love, Ella Henry

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