Spring is officially here! Soon we can say so long to the snow and hello to the fresh flowers – and produce! As we head into the new season, there are plenty of new varieties of fruits and vegetables to look forward to:
Artichokes – delicious in cheesy spinach dips, salads, soups and more. Not only are they tasty, but also high in fiber, are healthy for your liver, and can lower blood sugar.
Asparagus – asparagus makes a great side to fish dishes, especially when grilled. It naturally aids in the body’s water balance and reduces cognitive issues.
Apricots – high in vitamin A for skin health, as well as calcium for bone support. Try it cooked down into a jam, or dried in your favourite granola.
Beets – raw or cooked, beets are extremely versatile and can be added to many different recipes – salads, pastas, baked sides and more. They are also high in iron, B vitamins and antioxidants.
Brussels sprouts – you can never go wrong with pan fried garlic and lemon Brussels sprouts! This sulfur-filled vegetable is an incredible source of antioxidants and plays a big part in protecting your body from free radicals.
Spring greens – chard, arugula, spinach and lettuce make a big appearance in Spring time, and are all full of nutrients and support liver detox. Spice up your salads with these greens, citrus and nuts!
Peas – add to your favourite pasta or salad dish to give it a nice crunch! They can also reduce bloating and keep you feeling fuller with their high protein content.
Radishes – hydrating and full of fiber, radishes are the perfect addition to any salad with their unique taste and texture.
Rhubarb – possibly the most representative of the Spring season, and a big contributor to bone and heart health, the stalks of rhubarb are great in sweet desserts, pies, cobblers, cakes and more!