4 Ways to Eat More Fruit This Summer

Summer is a great time to start eating more fruit—many are at the height of their season. According to the USDA, most people should try to eat at least 1.5 or 2 cups of fruit daily.  For the best deals, visit a bulk food store or go for frozen fruits. 

To incorporate more fruit into your diet this summer, consider the following:

Note: Anyone with blood sugar sensitivities like hypoglycemia or diabetes should be wary of using too many sweet fruits without veggies for balance. Please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet. 

1. Fruit Salad: Chop & Mix37802338_l

July’s peak-season fruits include: watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, and plums. Different fruits have different health benefits, so a fruit salad is a great way to receive a variety of nutrients. For example, plums have high levels of potassium, which may help manage high blood pressure. One easy way to know you’re mixing nutrients is to mix colors. 

2. Smoothies: Toss & Blendsmoothie

A smoothie is a great way to get more fruits, extra protein and even veggies into your diet. Try some protein-packed yogurt or add veggies like spinach, kale, or spirulina powder to improve your amount of daily nutrients. A simple recipe is to blend berries, banana, and 100% apple juice. 
TIP: Put over-ripe bananas in the freezer and use them for extra sweet and refreshing smoothies.

3. Easy Desserts: Chop. Dip. Freeze. popsicle

Try chopping up your favorite fruit, dipping them in yogurt, then freezing them. You can also make homemade popsicles using fresh fruit juice or small fruit chunks in coconut milk or yogurt. If you have left over smoothie, you can freeze that as well! 

4. Juicing: Press or Squeeze31571565_l

If you like fresh juice not from concentrate, you may want to consider investing in a juicer. Juicing, however, does remove a lot of natural fiber, so it should not replace all of the fruit in your diet.

 

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