Happy spring, Superfoodies! Warmer weather seems to finally be upon us, and you know what that means (besides allergies, of course) - new foods are in season! Eating seasonally is better for both your health and your wallet. Foods that are “in season” grow in more abundance, and therefore cost less for farmers to produce. Additionally, the fruits and vegetables you eat while they’re in season are the freshest they’ll ever be!
Ready to head to your local food market to pick up some seasonal produce? Here’s a list of our top five favorite superfoods currently in season to get you started:
Artichokes aren’t necessarily at the top of most people’s list of favorite vegetables, but they’re loaded with health benefits. A single cup of artichokes is loaded with antioxidants, and more fiber than lima beans! That’s good news for us, because artichokes are at their best between March and May. Hurry up and take advantage of these delectable veggies before the spring’s over!
If we’re being honest, we’re obsessed with strawberries all year round - but their Vitamin C promotes brain function and keeps our bodies rejuvenated, so our constant consumption may not be such a bad thing. That being said, strawberries at their juiciest and reddest from April through August, and they will stay fresher longer, saving you some extra cash. They're a perfect addition to sweeten up a protein smoothie!
Although April is the prime month for asparagus, it’s in season until June, so we have some time to spare! Asparagus is notorious for spoiling after it’s picked, which is why it’s so great when it’s in season. Plus, it’s full of nutrients, antioxidants, and cancer-fighting agents, so you really can’t go wrong
When we think of blueberries, we think of hot days and gardening, so if you’re anything like us, you probably already know that blueberries are in season in the spring and summer months. Can't get to the farmer's market? Our Freeze-Dried Blueberry Powder is the perfect solution! Just a teaspoon a day can provide a complete range of vitamins and minerals that enhance all of the body’s systems.
5. Leafy greens
When you hear “leafy greens,” you may automatically think of spinach or kale, but it also accounts for other veggies like Swiss chard, watercress, and broccoli rabe. Although these vegetables are most abundant in the spring, many leafy greens are in season year round, which is basically nature’s way of nudging us to eat more. Sick of salads? Add some greens to your morning smoothie for a health boost!