Summer is here but fading fast. These months bring warmer weather, longer days, and lots of time with friends and family. But the best part is all the seasonal fruits and veggies we get to eat. In addition, summer fruits make a naturally sweet breakfast worth getting up for.
So, this summer try pairing fruit with other tasty breakfast items. With this in mind, here are a few tasty summer fruits for a delicious breakfast and healthy diet.
Kiwi. Chocked full of folate, vitamin E, and fiber, but it’s technically a spring fruit. Even though its last harvest is in May, you can still find it in the summer. Kiwi helps lower blood pressure and can contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease or stroke.
Add kiwi to your favorite breakfast smoothie, eat it with oatmeal or yogurt. It also taste great by itself. The skin has more protein than the fruit itself, so don’t skip it!
Berries. Summer berries contain essential minerals and vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. They’re high in nutrients and can help the body fight inflammation and help improve blood sugar. Berries can also be blended into a smoothie or mixed in a yogurt parfait. But pairing them with protein pancakes make for a wholesome fulfilling meal. Not to mean, you can eat berries as a snack on their own.
Peaches. Soft, fuzzy, and you can even eat the skin. Yes, we’re talking about peaches. They help boost the immune system and promote health. Because they have fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, they even reduce allergy symptoms. Blood pressure can also be managed due to its healthy dose of potassium. Get your daily serving by blending peaches into a smoothie or eat them with oatmeal.
Grapefruit. This low calorie fruit is rich in minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. Thus, consistently eating grapefruit may help weight loss, manage blood sugar, and support heart health. Although not one of the sweet summer fruits, it’s still delicious for breakfast. Not only that, but it’s also a superfood rich in potassium. Add slices on top of a plate of spinach with ground pepper and olive oil, makes a light, healthy breakfast.
Health Benefits Of Eating Summer Fruits For Breakfast
Seasonal fruits are beneficial for several reasons. They provide impressive amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. And may even help protect from the sun’s harmful U.V. rays. But remember to get fruit in season. By doing that, you’ll receive the highest serving of fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants. This is because the fruit is naturally rip in the sun and ready to eat.
If you can, buy locally grown fruits that don’t have to travel long distances before they hit your grocery shelves.
You don’t have to always go to the grocers though. We have fresh seasonal fruits at Jane’s Cafe that can be delivered to your door in minutes. Order online for delivery or call (619) 380-2501 for pick up.
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