9 Seasonal Summer Foods to Boost Your Nutrient Intake (Recipes too!)

Seasonal eating is an inspiring way to get in tune with the seasons, balance your energy and feel more alive no matter what part of the year it is. Foods that grow seasonally are often more affordable because they’re close to home, and on top of supporting local farmers, seasonal foods are often also more nutrient dense too.

This list is based on what grows seasonally in Canada and many other parts of North America. Do a quick search online if you’re curious what grows locally in your area. Here are 9 summer foods you can enjoy on their own or in delicious detox recipes, simple green smoothies and weight loss smoothies.

1. Arugula

Creamy Pea & Arugula Salad

Arugula Pear Green Smoothie

2. Cherries

Cherry Cacao Superfood Smoothie

Anti-inflammatory Cherry Blaster Smoothie

3. Broccoli

Mango, Avocado & Broccoli Salad

4. Radishes

Radish Salad with Curried Vinaigrette from The Raw Chef

5. Watermelon

The Strawberry-Watermelon Margarita for a Health Conscious Picnic

6. Raspberries

Raspberry Vanilla Chia: Spring Slimming Superfood Dessert!

7. Strawberries

Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie

8. Zucchini

Raw Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai (It’s Vegan!)

9. Blueberries

Blue Beauty Breakfast Smoothie

Sheleana Aiyana