Thankfully, just as berries go out of
- peaches, nectarines, apricots, mangoes, avocados (yes, it's a fruit - not a vegetable!)and plums are characterized as "stone fruits;"
- so-called because of the stone-like seed inside, these fruits ripen in late summer and early fall; and
- among other benefits, stone fruits:
- create collagen;
- care for your nerves and muscles;
- sharpen eyesight;
- strengthen bones; and
- aid in digestion (Source).
Pretty good report card eh?!
Since I love both peaches and nectarines, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that both fruits boast up to five times more antioxidants than previously thought (that's because some of them are "unlocked" during the digestive process); AND - perhaps even more exciting - stone fruits are known for curbing appetite and providing a sense of fullness.
Sounds like the perfect snack to me!
The lemon-honey dressing for the salad is out. of. this. world. delicious! I could have drank a glass full of it...yes - it was that good.
1 medium peach, washed and diced into bite-size pieces
1 medium nectarine, washed and diced into bite-size pieces
1 medium-to-large plum, washed and diced into bite-size pieces
zest of one lemon
juice of half a lemon
2T (scant) honey
- Place the peach, nectarine, and plum in a medium mixing bowl.
- Zest the lemon on top of the fruit.
- Add the lemon juice and honey to the fruit.
- Toss to incorporate.
- Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or up to two hours).
- Serve chilled.
Can you see the little specs of lemon zest?!
As a sidenote, I am LOVING the natural light in these photos. Note to self: make more recipes in the middle of the day so that I can take pictures of them in the sunlight!
Question of the Day:
What is/are your favorite fruit(s)?! I LOVE apples, really good peaches, and almost any type of berry (unfortunately, the season for berries is far too short in my opinion).
Ally and Bo