Fruit Challenge

Fruit Challenge

In our Reaching Your Full Potential series, we are talking about how to become our best selves and today we are going to talk about a sweet topic, Fruit! šŸ™‚ Lately, I feel like fruit has gotten a bad name. There are so many people out there who says it’s bad for you because of the sugar content. That simply is not true! FruitĀ contains many nutrients that are beneficial to your health and can also help keep you full while eating fewer calories. Now, I’m not saying you should go and eat 6 bananas a day, but fruit should be part of your healthy, balanced diet.

Read thisĀ great articleĀ about all the benefits of fruit and why you should eat it daily and then comment and share your favorite fruits and how many servings you eat each day.

Fruit Rainbow
Eat a Rainbow

So what are the “best” fruits you can eat for a healthy lifestyle? My top picks would include berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), avocado, lemon, lime, grapefruit and pomegranate. I most often chooseĀ berries over anything else because they satisfy your sweet/sugar cravings and they boast a very impressive nutrient profile. Of course, stick to the all natural and stay away from canned or pre-packaged sources. Frozen fruit is absolutely fine too! I always have frozen fruit in the fridge to use for my shakes.

The amount of fruits you should eat would depend on your goals and the meal plan you are following, but most plans I see have you eating just 1 –Ā 3 servings daily….and wine does not count as a fruit (unfortunately) ! šŸ™‚

Here are some great fruity recipes to try out this summer.

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Avocado Dressing

Raspberry Chia Pudding

Peach Salad with Cumin Dressing

Broiled Grapefruit

Watermelon Salad

Mojito Fruit Salad

What are some of your favorite fruity recipes? Please share!

 

 

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