The Summer of Fruit

Posted by Skinny Jane on 14th Jul 2016

Ah summer time. What is your favorite memory of summer? I bet you at least 50% of your favorite summer memories involve a fruit. Whether it's watermelon juice dribbling down your chin, picking raspberries with your cousins, munching on peach pie, or even just a fruit flavored popsicle - Summer is arguably the best season for fruit! With that said, we hope to stir some memories along with some motivation to eat more fruit by presenting some top summer fruits and their benefits. Enjoy!


Watermelon is a yummy, flavored fruit and it contains 90% water that we usually have during summer in sort to keep our bodies hydrated. It is also high in Vitamins A & C both of which are powerful anti-oxidants along with lycopene and amino acids. 


Strawberries are delicious and nutrient-rich fruit. On of the best sources of Vitamin C,  it efficiently protects cells from oxidation (aka damage) from free radicals. It also helps tighten the skin and prevent leukemia.


Limes are also Vitamin C powerhouses! Some of the benefits of limes include easing constipation, improved mouth health, and brighter skin. Start each day with the juice of 1 lime in a class of cold water. 


Mango is trending now but did you know it is also a nutritionally rich? Yep! It is a very rich source of potassium, vitamin C and E. This means eating mango will repair cells and give you beautiful skin. 


Papayas is packed with fiber, enzymes, and nutrients such as vitamin C & carotenes. Between the benefits and the color eat a papaya will have you ready for a vacation in the tropics.


Huckleberries are vitamin rich fruits high in Vitamins B, C and iron, which helps in the circulation of blood. Huckleberries help the pancreas in digesting starches and sugars.


Raspberries are lower in calories, wonderfully delicious and are nutrient-dense. The top benefit of raspberries is the fruit improves circulatory health and can also fight cancer. 


Plums are a rich fruit that are high in dietary fiber, which improves the digestive system. They are also high in Vitamin C which in turn makes it easier for the body to absorb iron. 


Peaches are enormously rich in vitamin A and potassium which not only leads to healthy skin but will also adds color to your complexion. Peaches can also regulate bowel movements when eaten on a regular basis.

This list is just starting to scratch the surface! Starting your day with fruit and a Skinny Jane shake can start you off with a boost of energy or skip the coffee and have a serving of fruit as a mid-day pick me up. 

If you need inspiration or a new way to use fruit check out these papaya bowls from Nutrition Stripped