During the summer months I crave light, healthy meals which are refreshing to eat in 90 and 100-degree summer heat.
Living in Florida, the summer can be long… so anytime I can find new ways to spruce up old favorites, and add some superfoods, I’m game!
Superfoods are amazing foods that are very nutrient dense. This means that they provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories and they contain high volumes of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Fruit salads are my superfood meal “go-to” during the summer months.
They are easy to make anytime and they store well for easy grab-and-go.
Let explore a few superfoods you can use to power-up your fruit bowls!
Fruit bowls can be such fun vehicles for creativity, as well as an extravaganza of nutrients.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to the amount of color, flavor and nutrient content a fruit salad can offer.
When you eat fruit, it helps your body to carry on all sorts of essential functions as well as helping with your digestive health. A fruit bowl can be a low-calorie option, and also provides a good amount of antioxidants and vitamins.
When making your next fruit bowl, try adding some of these superfood fruits to the mix (using organic is best):
Plums: Phytochemicals and nutrients in plums lower the inflammation (and as we know they are great for digestion!)
Strawberries: Strawberries a day may improve heart health and support brain health too!
Grapes: Filled with Vitamin C and antioxidants, grapes can help to revive and restore your skin.
Apples: They’re rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber and are great for weight loss!
Raspberries: Raspberries support the body in decreasing the oxidative damage from free radicals and fight inflammation.
Blueberries: Blueberries are high in phytonutrients, which repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins.
Pomegranate Seeds: Pomegranates have a bunch of antioxidants and flavonoids, both of which are known to prevent free radicals from damaging your cells. Yes please!
Mulberries: These wild berries can decrease oxidative stress, which may reduce cancer risk.
So, next time you’re at the farmers market, filling your bag full of nutrient rich produce, think which fruit combos you can mix into a glorious superfood fruit salad!