Summer fruits can help beat the heat with their natural sweetness and hydrating content. They also complement protein-rich foods like yogurt, nuts, or string cheese as a healthy snack. Take advantage of summer favorites like watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, and plums. You can also add a twist with these recipes:
- Popsicles: Using a high-powered blender, pulverize any variety of fruit and add a liquid of your choice. Pour into a popsicle mold or ice cube trays with toothpicks.
- Fruit Kabobs: Skewer a mixture of fruits on a wooden stick or straw for a fancier presentation.
- Quinoa Fruit Salad: Combine whole grain and fruit and top off with a delicious honey-lime-mint dressing.