Seasonal Grapefruit & Quinoa Salad

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If you’re wondering why it’s so important to eat in season, this is the answer: fruits and vegetables have certain nutrients in them that make them healthier for you at precisely the time of year when they’re harvested. Cucumbers are abundant in the summer, when your body needs to cool down. Oranges, lemons and grapefruits are abundant in the winter when you need all the vitamin C contained in those fruits to scare away colds and flus. And so it goes with everything else you find at the market. Whatever is in season at any given time is exactly what your body would thrive on at that time. Nature is wise, oh yes. And that’s why it’s a good idea to shop at the farmer’s market as often as possible, and take a look at what’s abundant, juicy, colorful, and cheap. What you find there is what you should be eating the most of.

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During the winter, grapefruit is one of such ingredients. Half a grapefruit contains at least 100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. How cool is that? I love using this juicy and intensely tart fruit in my winter juices, as they not only give my body what it needs for optimum health, but they also enhance every juice with their unique taste. I also love adding it to my morning porridges and salads.

This salad is delicious, and also incredibly good for you. Along with grapefruit, it contains many other seasonal ingredients such as garlic, persimmon, pomegranate, dates, kale, and pumpkin seeds. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Click HERE for the recipe.

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