All Hail Apricot Season

If you haven’t already taken advantage of apricot season (June-August), you’re missing out! This small fruit packs a big nutritional punch… boasting a list of nutrients that target everything from eye to gut health. Apricots are an amazing source of beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, all of which help fight free radicals in your body. For 2 apricots (just enough to piss you off), you’re looking at the following:

  • Calories: 34
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0.27 grams
  • Fiber: 1.5 grams
  • Vitamin A: 8% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin C: 8% of the DV
  • Vitamin E: 4% of the DV
  • Potassium: 4% of the DV

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious way to enjoy apricots, try them in a tropical smoothie!

1/4 pineapple, peeled

6 apricots, seeded

2 clementine oranges

1 banana

2-4 cubes of ice

Toss the bunch in a blender and let it go until the ice is crushed and the fruit is smooth.

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