8 Summer Treats
With so many fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables coming into season, it’s no wonder that Summer’s our favourite time of year at Bodychef!
Take your pick from our favourite healthy delights that will be coming to their best in the next few weeks…
Fresh from the cob or mixed into something tasty, nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. Packed with natural sugars and rich in Vitamin C, sweet corn is even a good source of antioxidants, which makes it perfect for the summer months.
Can seeing in the dark really help you achieve a healthy weight loss?… No. But that’s no excuse to pass up on a seasonal treasure. A great source of fibre, Vitamin C and (of course) Carotene, carrots are proven to reduce cholesterol, detoxify the body and are even thought to lower the risk of heart attacks.
Staying hydrated isn’t just essential to your mood and sleep… it also staves off hunger! At 92% water, a healthy slice of watermelon could be the most exotic way to stay hydrated. And with less than 50 calories per cup, why not get your fill of natural sweetness without tipping the scales?
Tomatoes are packed with Vitamin C and rich in anti-oxidants. Fresh, ripe and perfect at this time of year, tomatoes are an easy way to get your get your five-a-day this summer
One cup of raspberries contains a whopping 8 grams of fibre – a nutrient essential for healthy weight loss. Topping your yogurt (or even salad) with a handful of fresh raspberries could be the best way to fill up without filling out! Raspberries are low in calories, high in vitamins and at their best all summer!
Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet, making them a favourite superfood! Low in calories, but high in fibre, why not get your fill early by stirring a handful into porridge or a breakfast smoothie?
Sweet and tart, cherries are an ever-popular ingredient in desserts, drinks and summer salads. They’re a delicious seasonal treat and – high in fibre, low in calories – could be the best way to kickstart your summer slim down!
This sweet citrus fruit is rich in potassium, a nutrient that’s crucial through the summer months. At 80% water, oranges are also a great way to stay hydrated all season!