We are all about seasonal eating. Not only can buying seasonal produce save you money, but it is also the best way to eat the freshest, local produce. Most places in the U.S. see the same produce items when they are in season, but produce times peak at different areas, especially when it comes to buying from farmers markets.
You may seem certain produce items while you are cleansing and say to yourself, “I want to eat that, but I don’t know how to eat it or if it’s cleanse-approved.” If it is a fruit or vegetable, you are typically safe to eat it while cleansing, but there are a few exceptions. You may not want to eat butternut squash raw, for instance.
The most important thing about cleansing is to vary your meals to keep your taste buds interested. Check out the following cleanse-approved recipes for upcoming fall produce.
Fennel has an assertive licorice flavor, which can be an acquired taste. People who use fennel should thinly slice it with a mandolin and incorporate it into slaws or salads. You can also cut up the fronds in dips or spreads.
Click here for a refreshing fennel recipe.
Probably the most signature fall fruit, apples are crisp and complement things like almond butter, fennel, kale, and arugula. Make sure to wash the skins because they are often coated with pesticides and wax.
Click here for the perfect apple recipe for breakfast.
Melons actually help to keep you hydrated because of their high water content. Get your fill of honeydew and cantaloupe, which are late summer fruits, before they are gone.
Click here for a fun melon salad recipe.
There’s nothing like a crisp cucumber, which helps to hydrate the body while you eat it. Rich in a variety of nutrients, cucumbers go great in salads, juices, or in detox waters. You can also snack on them by soaking them in lemon juice, sea salt, and chili powder.
Click here for a marinated cucumber salad.
Broccoli is one of the best plant-based protein sources and it can be treated in many ways. Whether you roast it, blend it, shred it for salads, blend it for dips, or crunch on it as a snack, broccoli pairs well with powerful flavors like ginger, garlic, pepper, or red pepper flakes.
Click here for a refreshing broccoli tabouli recipe.