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Nov 21, 2014

Ten Healthy Recipes to Celebrate National Fruit & Vegetables Month

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables play a significant role in the human diet. According to studies, getting the proper daily servings of fruits and vegetables has been “strongly associated with reduced risk for some forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.” Many fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants (like our personal favorite superfruit, açai), which can help with metabolic activity and eliminating carcinogens from the body. (1)

So you know eating your fruits and vegetables is important, but did you know most people are only getting two servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Yikes! What’s a health-conscious person to do? Never fear…MonaVie is here!

Each MonaVie juice includes a blend of the açai berry and 18 other beneficial fruits from around the world. 19 fruits! And just four ounces of juice a day gives you the antioxidant equivalent of about 13 servings of fruits and vegetables! So, do what you can to fill up your plate with fruits and vegetables and let MonaVie do the rest!

So how do you consciously eat more fruits and veggies? Summertime definitely puts us at an advantage with the abundance of produce available. To take advantage of the season, we scoured Pinterest for some delicious, summery recipes that will make getting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables easy and delicious.

Below are our favorite dishes (you’ll notice a clear grilling theme):

BBQ Vegetables from Happy and Healthy Recipes

Quick Caprese Salad from The Healthy Foodie

Zucchini “Pasta” from Whole Living

Peaches & Berries with Lemon-mint Syrup from Once Upon a Chef

Grilled Vegetable Pizza from Delish

Summer Sorbets from Healthy. Happy. Life.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cherry Salsa from The First Mess

Grilled Eggplant & Zucchini Parmesan from Cookin’ Canuck

Arugula & Watermelon Salad from A Kitchen Muse

Grilled Artichokes from Simply Recipes

 

What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable recipe for summer? Let us know, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for more healthy and delicious inspiration!

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