These Seasonal Foods Are Sure to Boost Your Mood
Longer days, vacation plans, trips to the beach, and cookouts with family and friends - we love summer, but sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. Feeling sweaty before you leave the house, pollen allergies, sunburn, mosquito invasions ... the list could go on.
For those reasons, it's important to keep yourself in good health during this period so that those niggly nuisances don't get in the way of you having fun! By eating these seasonal foods, you'll be able to keep and summer stress at bay.
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Blueberries are said to be the number one super food when it comes to warding off depression because they can trigger neurological responses in the brain, thus improve memory and cognitive function.
They contain an anti-oxidant flavonoid named anthocyanin which gives them their color, and is usually found in brightly colored fruits. Flavonoid-rich food such as blueberries have shown to positively change mood.
Why not scatter a few on top of some natural yogurt before drizzling a little honey on top? It makes for a perfectly healthy summer breakfast.
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Chef Tips and Tricks
Craving sweet? This rustic cherry tart is easy, quick and delicious!
- 1 shortcrust pastry
- 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
- 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
- 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
- 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
- A dash of milk
- Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
- Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
- Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
- Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
- Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!