We’re crushing hard this summer when it comes to nutrient-rich plating, starting with these plant-based superfoods.

Who says that our wallet has to pay the price when it comes to our food? Summer’s best fruits and vegetables are packed with all the healing nutrients you need. Here are five of our favorite superfood choices this sunny season, perfectly simple with easy recipes for any occasion.

Our top superfood picks:

Swiss Chard

One summer superfood not to miss is swiss chard. It’s loaded with beta-carotene, lutein, and other antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and protect eye health. Plus, it’s rich in vitamins C and K, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.

Click here for Swiss Chard and Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta recipe.

Mango

It’s packed with polyphenol antioxidants, including mangiferin to protect against inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. It’s also an excellent source of vitamins B6, C, E, and K, plus beta-carotene, fiber, and potassium.

Click here for Mango-Cucumber Gazpacho recipe.

Arugula

As a cruciferous vegetable, it’s high in compounds that reduce inflammation and protect against a variety of cancers. And it’s rich in beta-carotene, lutein, and vitamins C and K.

Click here for Arugula and Blackberry Salad with Grapefruit-Basil Vinaigrette recipe.

Wild Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a superfood loaded with compounds that reduce inflammation, support immune health, and protect against cancer. Shiitakes protect heart health, and lion’s mane has cognitive benefits. And mushrooms are the only plant-based source of naturally occurring vitamin D.

Click here for Wild Mushroom and Quinoa Burgers with Garlic-Thyme Aioli recipe.

Summer Superfood: Strawberries

Summer Superfood: Strawberries

Strawberries

They’re an excellent source of polyphenol antioxidants that support immune health, reduce inflammation, and lower the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. And they’re rich in vitamin C, folate, and fiber.

Click here for No-bake Strawberry-Pistachio Tart recipe.

Written by Lisa Turner for Better Nutrition and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

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Vitamin & Me: Eating Your Way to Better Health, One Summer Superfood At a Time

At Vitamin & Me, we love that we can help our clients navigate their individual health journeys. Our mantra this summer? Balance. We recommend trying to add a few each week! These five superfoods are an effortless way to ensure your body is getting some of the daily vitamins and minerals it craves. Easily throw them together to make a delicious salad or top your cereal and smoothie bowls!

To backtrack a little, implementing superfoods is a great first step, but to maximize your overall wellness, it’s important to know in which areas you are lacking vitamin-wise. And it doesn’t have to be hard! We created a unique personalized vitamin quiz that matches you with the best supplements for your individual health needs. Then, once matched, we’ll ship you those vitamins straight to your door! Easy!

Try one of these recipes? Let us know what you think at hello@vitaminandme.com or message us @vitaminandme on Instagram! We’d love to hear from you!

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