YMCA Summer 2021-2022 Healthy Living Magazine - Page 4

AUTHOR
REBECCA
GAWTHORNE Rebecca Gawthorne is a dietitian and nutritionist , and author of the Plant Loaded Smoothies Recipe E-book – a collection of over 20 dietitian created plant-filled smoothie recipes without added sugars or sweeteners . Follow her on Instagram @ nourish _ naturally or find out more at www . rebeccagawthorne . com . au .

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AUSSIE SUMMER STONE FRUIT

Dietitian Rebecca Gawthorne is passionate about stone fruit this summer , and has some tips and delicious recipes to inspire you .
Summer is here and that means Aussie summer stone fruit are in season ! Whether you ’ d like a juicy peach , crunchy nectarine , smooth apricot or a tangy plum , there ’ s plenty of deliciously sweet and healthy stone fruit to choose from .
Peaches
} In season : December to March } How to pick a ripe peach : look for a smooth skin and a sweet smell } Best enjoyed : fresh when soft and juicy } Pair with : basil , cinnamon , citrus , cloves , honey , nuts
Nectarines
} In season : December to March } How to pick a ripe nectarine : look for white freckles on the top half } Best enjoyed : fresh when firm and crunchy or soft and juicy } Pair with : basil , black pepper , cinnamon , fish , ginger , lime , nuts
Apricots
} In season : December to January } How to pick a ripe apricot : look for a deep yellow colour with a firmer feel } Best enjoyed : fresh when soft and juicy } Pair with : cardamom , lemon , mint , nuts , orange , vanilla
Plums
} In season : December to May } How to pick a ripe plum : look for rich colouring and a plump appearance } Best enjoyed : fresh , firm and tart or soft and juicy } Pair with : basil , mint , nuts , red wine
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