Eat the Spring Bounty!
Spring is here and it’s time to eat accordingly! This time of year is when all things come alive and we experience renewal. For our bodies this means transitioning from the heavy grounding foods from winter to light and fresh veggies and fruits. In the spring we receive abundant growth of delicious colorful produce. These food will nourish your body while also gently cleansing and resetting your digestive and immune systems.
For the freshest produce hit up your local farmers market. Our bodies are naturally attuned to the environment, transitioning your diet to these spring foods with gradually push away any lingering cravings for rich or heavy foods.
We recommend stocking up on the following spring foods:
- Arugula – these are rich in vitamins like A, K, and folate, plus chlorophyll, fiber and even water. These leafy greens will help reduce inflammation while hydrating and detoxing your body.
- Artichokes - artichokes are rich in folic acid, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, and many minerals.
- Asparagus – an abundant source of vitamin K, copper, selenium, B vitamins and many other important nutrients.
- Beets – these are great for your blood and circulation. Known to lower blood pressure, boost stamina, and support detoxification. This is due to the fact that they are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains.
- Carrots – carrots offer benefits for your hair, skin and nails due to the fact that they are rich in vitamin A and other antioxidants.
- Mint – Mint is a powerful healer and contains an antioxidant called rosmarinic acid, which is known to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.
- Peas – these are particularly special due to their short growing season – but they contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals including vitamins C and K, and several B vitamins.
- Strawberries – strawberries are juicy, red and beautiful – but they also can help balance blood sugar, help support immunity, help with cell renewal, and many other functions.
- Spring Onions – onions contain a high amount of polyphenols, and especially flavonoids, which are compounds that play a major role in disease prevention and reducing the oxidative stress.
- Radishes – a great natural detoxifier! Radishes are great for removing waste and toxins from both the stomach and liver.
Here are some delicious recipes incorporating these foods, give them a try:
- Don’t let yourself get bored of greens – try these 15 awesome arugula salads!
- This raw artichoke salad combines two of our spring favorites – artichokes and mint.
- Asparagus tacos - what could be better! Try this recipe with lentils, onions and carrots.
- This spring beet and pea salad is both delicious and beautiful!
- Spring carrot tart? Sounds too good to be true! Give this recipe a try, you will not believe how delicious it is with balancing flavors of fresh thyme and honey.
- These chocolate mint truffles will only set you back 98 calories! Featuring mint and dates, this is a great spring time desert option.
- Pea guacamole is a thing… and we are living for it! Check out this recipe featuring peas, jalapeno, and fresh mint!
- We all love spring rolls – but have you ever tried strawberry mint spring rolls? Here’s your chance, whip these up for a light lunch.
- Spring onions have amazing flavor – try this roasted spring onion
- This spring radish salad only takes 20 minutes to whip up and incorporates 3 healthy spring veggies!
We hope you get a chance to try some of these spring recipes. Cook up a few of them and host a spring bounty dinner party!
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