Summer is the perfect time to boost your diet with fresh foods that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants - like California Giant berries! Fresh berries are packed with nutrients, and they can enhance the flavor and texture of almost any dish - savory or sweet.
According to MyPlate.gov, it is recommended that adults eat between 1.5-2.5 cups of fresh fruit each day. A diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables can help support heart and immune system health!
Meet the recommended daily serving of fresh fruit with these recipes:
Blackberries make a beautifully sweet addition to loaded zoodle salads! This crave-worthy salad comes together with only 7 simple ingredients and is loaded with flavor and nutrients! Prepare this dish ahead for a week of tasty lunches, or serve at dinnertime with baked cod and quinoa.
Aside from being a fantastic source of antioxidants, blackberries are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, copper, and fiber.
Smoothies made with fresh fruits and vegetables pack a nutritious punch! Pamela’s Not-So-Mean Green Smoothie combines fresh strawberries and blueberries with a banana, coconut milk, spinach, and nut butter for a creamy and refreshing beverage.
Did you know that 1 serving of strawberries is higher in Vitamin C than an orange? With just 1 cup or 8 individual strawberries, you can reach the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C.
Make fresh berry snacks part of your healthy diet! Snack on fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries throughout your day, to get closer to the daily recommended value of fruits. For maximum freshness, keep it simple and pack an airtight bag or container of dry, unwashed berries, then rinse before enjoying.
Raspberries might be small, but they are loaded with nutritious elements like Vitamin C, manganese and fiber, which have been known to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
How do you prioritize a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables? We’d love to hear your tried and true recipes down below.