Enjoy the delicious fruits of summer. Strawberries, peaches, watermelon and berries are abundant and deliciously sweet in the summer.
Healthy Summer Fruit Recipe Round Up celebrates all the delicious fruit that is in season in the summer. Summer has such a bounty of these scrumptious gems. They can be used in all kinds of dishes from savory to sweet. What is in season? Berries, peaches, watermelon, champagne grapes, cantaloupe and other melons, cherries, figs, nectarines, plums and more. Enjoy them while they last.
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Blackberries are high in fiber, anti-oxidants and Vitamin C. A cup is only 43 calories!
The gloriously green honeydew provides Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B and copper. A 1/2 cup has 60 calories.
A personal favorite and my favorite color, blueberries (although I like to think of them as purple). Were on the “superfood” list last year because of their high amount of anti-oxidants. Plus 1 cup of blueberries is only 85 calories.
My childhood is filled with memories of eating big slices of watermelon. One of the best attributes of watermelon is that 91% is water. It helps to hydrate. We can’t forget the amino acids and Vitamin A and C. 1 cup has 47 calories.
With this delicious treat you get all the glorious healthy benefits from all the different types of berries.
Since I live in Georgia, I had to include a recipe with the scrumptious peach. Peaches contain 10 different vitamins plus they have niacin, thiamin, and folate. One medium peach has 59 calories.
My daughter loves to eat raspberries by the handful and why not? These delicious gems have the highest level of anti-oxidants of any fruit and 8 grams of fiber per serving! 1 cup of raspberries has 65 calories.
How about a double dose of raspberries? Why not when one serving has 53% of daily nutritional needs of Vitamin C. Plus they have iron, potassium and zinc. Go raspberries!
Blueberries are up again. Did I mention they contain manganese and 1 cup gives you 25% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C?
We can’t leave out the glorious rubies that are strawberries. 1 cup of halved strawberries has 49 calories and 3 grams of fiber. They also have a whopping 149% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. What an overachiever!
But wait, there is more. Check out these healthy recipes that use summer fruit: