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La Roja’s Gringa Guide: Fresa Edition

by Amanda La Gringa
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La Roja’s Special Edition Gringa Guide: How To Be A Fresa!

During my time in Mexico, I learned all about the word fresa. Obviously, the original meaning of this word is strawberry, those sweet red frutas we all love. However, while in school in Puebla MX, I was identified as…well…a fresa! You are probably asking…what does that even mean? Am I a strawberry? Give you one guess…

While they might be one of my favorite foods, no…I’m not actually a strawberry (haha). Being fresa refers to chicas who are rather girly, usually from a more affluent family, and speak with a very distinctive nasal tone and tend to overuse Mexican slang. The video below gives you an idea of the fresa accent…

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Since moving to Miami, I’m sad to say I’ve lost my fresa accent, but I’ve been thinking about all the fun times I had in Mexico as the Gringa Fresa and it sometimes makes me wish I could get my fresa-ness back! After meeting recently with nutritionist Sylvia Melendez Klinger and the California Strawberry Commission, it occurred to me: you are what you eat! I can re-connect with my fresa side by adding more strawberries to my diet…ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but I had no idea just how good fresas are for you! Each strawberry is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants and has more more vitamin c then an orange! Even though they are super dulce (like me…), fresas are low in sugar and a cup has only 50 calories.

So for all those aspiring fresas out there or if you just really love strawberries like me, here are some yummy recipes!

 

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Diabetes Rodriguez Liderr May 18, 2012 - 10:59 pm

OMG, guess I'm a "Fresas,, Latina!" Me enchantan tanto Las Fresas que la usamos en Licuados Verdes mucho y de demonstacion en mis Seminarios/ Feria de LIDERr Organization! Viva la "Fresas" y mi querida Hermana Sylvia, too cute!

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