There are few better treats than a good healthy fruit leather. Getting them to turn out right is difficult without chemicals and preservatives. This recipe wins every time.


Choose your strawberries straight from the farm or garden and process into leather the same day.

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Since the magnesium load in these treats is high, a reasonable serving is necessary which is hard to do because they are num, num, nummy. Too much may give you the high magnesium side effect of loose stools or overly calm for your personality.


These fruit leather roll ups are pliable and roll easily, without parchment or wax to separate. Storage in a snack pack zip top bag is sufficient.



Fill your Vitamix, blender or food processor to the top with fresh pick, preferably organic, strawberries, washed with the tops on or removed, your choice. A lot of good nutrition is contained in the strawberry right next to the leaves and in the leaves themselves. For this reason some people leave the stems on when blending, you’ll never know they are there. The leaves are extremely high in vitamin C, and other antioxidants, and can be used fresh or dried for a medicinal tea. Strawberries tend to retain pesticide residue so obtaining organic is best, if possible. 

Herbalists use young strawberry leaves because they are antibacterial, antifungal and astringent. They aid in bladder health, catarrh, diarrhea, digestion, liver health, rash control, lung support, joint paint, vascular issues and weight loss.
Add 2 tablespoons of local honey, more if your strawberries need more sweetness, 1 teaspoon vanilla (home-brewed is best), 4 tablespoons unflavored magnesium powder (the flavoring process of others are filled with processed sweeteners and additives that feed pathogens in the intestinal tract – these should be avoided at all costs), 1/2 teaspoon organic lemon juice

Blend the mixture smooth. WARNING, this mixture will grow, foaming up from the magnesium powder, so once it is mixed be sure to pour right to your dehydrator sheet lined with non-stick sheeting. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 hours or until dry to the touch. Cut into strips with scissors and roll.

The Best Strawberry Fruit Leather Of All Time
Serves 12
A delicious fresh snack free of preservatives, chemicals, dairy, eggs or nuts.
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
8 hr
  1. 8 cups fresh picked ripe organic strawberries (if the strawberries have no flavor, your leather will not also)
  2. 2 Tablespoons local honey (to taste)
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 4 Tablespoons original Natural Calm, unflavored magnesium power
  5. 1/2 teaspoon organic lemon juice
  1. Blend all ingredients together until strawberries are liquid. Due to the Natural Calm this mixture will foam up - immediately after blending pour contents onto silpat or other non-stick sheets covering the dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 115 for 8 hours or until not tacky to the touch. Cut with scissors into strips and roll up into treats. Store in snack pack zip top bags.
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*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, GAPS who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia through food she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. This is not a news article published by a paper trying to make money. This blog is put out by a mom who sees first hand the effects of nourishing food vs food-ish items. No company pays her for writing these blogs, she considers this a form of missionary work. It is her desire to scream it from the rooftops so that others don’t suffer from the damaging effect of today’s “food”.



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