Getting More Fruit

With summer coming, it is easier to start incorporating fruit into your diet. So much more is available now like fresh strawberries.

Think outside of the normal when adding fruit to your diet. Fruit can be the main part of your dinner when you top some greens with mixed berries and mandarin orange slices and add grilled chicken. Believe me, this all goes together and is very delicious.

Another great idea for getting your fruit servings any time of day is to get out your blender and make yourself a pitcher full of smoothies. Transfer it from the blender to a quart sized bottle with a lid (so you can shake it before serving) and you have smoothies ready whenever you are in the mood. It makes a great pick-me-up for the mid-afternoon hunger pangs.

Fruit smoothies can be made from any combination of fruits, even frozen fruits. Add some non-fat yogurt to make it creamy or soy or almond milk to add nutrients. Experiment with combinations and try fruits you are not familiar with. You might discover a new favorite!

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