By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
It’s autumn here in the southern hemisphere. After months of hot steamy and very humid weather mixed in with crazy storms and rain, it’s that time of the year when things start to cool down and the days get shorter! We have had a few cooler days here in Sydney but the warmer weather keeps coming back!
I love autumn with the cooler breezier weather, warming foods and drinks and of course ugg boots when it gets cold enough. This is a good time of the year to strengthen your immune system with high nutrient dense foods and drinks to prepare for the colder months ahead when respiratory infections are on the rise. Vitamin C and carotenoid rich drinks are a must in preparation for the colder months.
Here is a list of some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for autumn.
Fruits: apples, avocados, bananas, custard apples, fuji fruit, guava, kiwifruit, limes, mandarins, nashi pears, passionfruit, persimmons, pomegranates, quinces, tamarillo
Vegetables: Asian greens, beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, capsicums, carrots, cauliflower, chokos, shallots, fennel, leeks, mushrooms, okra, pumpkins, silverbeet, spinach, sweet potatoes and turnips.
Get to the market and stock up on ingredients for these seven juices:
1.) Nashi Pear Juice
4.) Sunburst Juice