February is the season for citrus and an ideal time to up your intake of Meyer lemons, Sumo oranges, pomelo and every other sour, sweet, juicy fruit you can get your hot little hands on!
In addition to being a vitamin C powerhouse, citrus fruits also offer:
Flavonoids – powerful antioxidants
Potassium – an electrolyte and critical for heart function
Folate – aids in reproductive and cardiovascular health
Calcium – maintains healthy bones
Here are three of my favorite ways to enjoy their energizing properties:
A light yet satisfying answer to lunch. Marcona almonds and orange zest take this simple dish from ho-hum to gourmet!
Creamy from avocado and zippy from lemon, this is like a sexy relative to hummus and very much party food.
A citrus lovers dream come true! One bite of this gorgeous dish will transport you to southeast Asia, cool breeze on your shoulders, warm sand beneath your feet.
Are you enjoying citrus right now? Tell me about it!