Summer flavors are fresh, colorful, and full of nutrition. Here’s what we’re filling our plates with this season.
Fruit saladNo summer gathering is complete without a fresh and colorful fruit salad. The taste of the chilled fruit mixed with the warmth of the summer sun is an infamous staple this time of year. Here are a few fruits that you may be able to find year round, but really shine in summer.
- Melons are a great way to stay hydrated and get your daily dose of vitamins. Watermelon and Husk Melon provide plenty of hydration and essential vitamins such as vitamin A and C which can help to negate the effects of the sometimes harsh summer weather. Watermelon is also known for containing dietary fibers, iron, and calcium! Who knew this juicy fruit could be such a wholesome treat on its own.
- Papaya is the perfect tropical addition to any fruit salad, smoothie, or salsa! It’s composition of vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes makes it a magical fruit with a number of health benefits. It’s most commonly known for containing papain, a protein-digestive enzyme. According to recent studies papain can help break down toxins and digest tough proteins.
- Mangos are another tropical and colorful addition to smoothies and salsas. Mangos are loaded with vitamin A, C, and D and have added cholesterol reducing aids and fiber. It’s sweet and juicy meat is the perfect summer flavor that grownups and kiddos alike will crave. Try this Turmeric Mango Smoothie Recipe asap!
- Pineapple could possibly be our favorite way to top off a summer fruit salad. This tart fruit has many health benefits such as anti-inflammation properties,metabolism boosters, and has even been shown to help regulate hypertension.