Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Sweet Summer Plums

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Today’s Focus is Plums

Some of the best fruit on a hot summer day are good fat plums. Juicy and sweet, these little gems are enough to satisfy that craving for dessert.

And of course, there are always the health perks in eating in season fruit and veggies. Plums are full of vitamin C and because of this, they also help your body absorb iron. Antioxidant-rich plums help boost your immune system and help keep your skin pretty and hair and nails strong.

In their dried form, prunes can seriously help to manage constipation, but just a few is all that is necessary! And don’t forget to drink your water.

Here’s Your Tip

If you want to cook and skin your plums, the easiest way is to bring some water to a boil, let them sit in the water briefly, remove them from the water, let cool a bit and you’ll see it’s easy to remove the skin from the flesh of the fruit with little to no effort.

Here’s Your Trick

Eat them while they are at their ripest because not only will they be as sweet as can be they’ll also be at their max for antioxidants. Also, I would recommend refrigerating them once they’re ripe. The coolness will be refreshing in the heat, and they’re also juicier when cold.

And for Your Recipe

Plum Good Breakfast

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Course Breakfast
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup organic Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Homemade muesli
  • 1/2 chilled plum sliced pitted

Instructions
 

  • Sprinkle muesli over yogurt, and add sliced plum. Enjoy!

Notes

Make your own muesli: mix oats, some Kashi fiber cereal, a little bit of cinnamon, honey, and splash of lemon juice – mix and use raw; can also be made gluten free, just replace gluten filled cereal with an appropriate cereal. Make your own proportions according to your tastes)
Per Serving (may vary depending on how much muesli you use, we used 1/4 cup): 239 Calories; 11g Fat; 15g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 24mg Cholesterol; 149mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat. Points: 7
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