Spring is in full swing, and there’s no better time to add freshness to your diet with seasonal fruits and vegetables! Nutrient-packed whole foods to try this spring include fruity favorites, like strawberries and cherries, and mighty greens such as spinach and broccoli. There are countless ways to enjoy these delicious fruits and veggies in your balanced diet.
Our favorite springtime recipes!
For all you smoothie lovers, this is an excellent treat for an afternoon pick-me-up. Whether you add fresh or frozen strawberries, these springtime fruits add a touch of sweetness and a burst of antioxidants to your chocolaty cacao blend! The fresh leafy greens and creamy almond milk take springtime healthy to a whole new level.
LEAN enthusiasts, this hearty leafy green smoothie is for you! This heart-healthy Blast is a treat for your taste buds, thanks to the sweetness of apples, tartness of cherries, and creaminess of almond butter and coconut oil that will have you wanting more.
It may be warming up, but there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of cream of broccoli soup. This creamy vegan delight includes two and a half servings of vegetables without all the fat and calories. It’s quick and easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying a satisfyingly warm bowl of soup.
With its bright and colorful fruits and veggies, spring is the best time to add healthy and fresh salads to your diet! We love our salads colorful and tasty, so here’s one that checks off both boxes. The Crunchy Asian Slaw adds fresh flavors and textures to any meal. With a rainbow of colors, each bite provides a variety of phytochemicals that are important for optimal health. Want to make this a meal? Add three ounces of lean protein, like chicken breast or baked tofu, for a delicious lunch or dinner!
Now is the time to enjoy the best fruits and vegetables the spring has to offer! Their delicious and versatile flavors and textures will brighten up any dish. Best of all, they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and happy. To learn more about other seasonal fruit and vegetables, check out our fruit and veggie seasonality chart!