Hi friends! we hope you enjoyed using last month’s Monthly Nourish foods in your diet and we are so excited to feature three new foods for June! Don’t forget to tag us in your recipe creations this month and use the hashtag #MonthlyNourish for all of us to share!
It’s finally strawberry season! Strawberries are rich in anti-oxidants and are one of the most vitamin C dense foods on earth. Strawberries are also a good source of dietary fibre, which is an important component in regulating blood sugar levels in the body to sustain energy and manage weight. Strawberries are a low glycemic fruit, which makes them a perfect summer snack.
Strawberries are great on top of porridge, oatmeal, added to fruit salad or enjoyed on their own. Freezing a batch and having them in your smoothies are also a great option for the summer. They are also nice to add to a salad with greens, cucumbers and walnuts for a fresh and sweet flavour.
We love cucumbers because of their potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The antioxidants include vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese, as well as numerous flavonoids, lignans and cucurbitacins to protect the body against free radical damage and boost our immune system.
Cucumbers add a delicious fresh flavour to any salad, sandwich or dip. We love snacking on cucumbers with hummus to keep us hydrated and energized throughout the day. Adding sliced cucumbers into water will also enhance the flavour, with the added nutrient-boost!
Check our Monthly Nourish board on Pinterest to find more recipe inspiration like this Chilled Cucumber, Dill and Yogurt Soup from the Olive Magazine.
Cashews are an excellent source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Surprisingly enough, cashews are lower in fat than most nuts. They are made up of mostly monounsaturated fat, making these nuts extremely heart healthy, a great snack for those struggling with diabetes and a great food for your brain!
Cashews are not only a delicious and easy snack, but they make a great add-on to any salad or smoothie. Adding crushed cashews to a homemade stir-fry is an easy and healthy option to keep you satiated. Due to the creamy consistency, cashews are also a perfect dairy-free ingredient to make Caesar salad dressings or raw cheesecake desserts!
Check out our Monthly Nourish board on Pinterest to get more recipe inspiration like this Creamy Cashew Goddess Dressing from The Bojon Gourmet
We are you are excited to try out some new recipes for the month of June using these three foods! We can’t wait to see what you make. Make sure to tag us in your creations and use the hashtag #MonthlyNourish for all of us to share!
-Sarah + Jass