On average, fruits and vegetables have very high water content. But unlike water you may drink from the tap or bottle, fruits and vegetables also contain essential antioxidants, phytochemicals, and macro- and micronutrients.
Eat Your Water – Don’t Just Drink it.
Grapefruit, blueberries, pear, orange, mango, and strawberries, are all water-rich fruits (75% + when it comes to their water content). Greek yogurt also contains around 80 percent water, and chia seeds help the body soak in all of that water! Avocado adds some healthy fats to help you feel full, but feel free to omit if you prefer.
Serves: 6 (you can also eat all 6 servings yourself!)
- 1 avocado
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 pear
- 1 orange
- 1 mango
- 2 handfuls of blueberries
- 4 handfuls of strawberries
- ½ lemon, juice squeezed
- ½ lime, juice squeezed
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 5 finally chopped mint leaves
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
Wash, peel, core, remove seeds (if necessary) and cut into desired size pieced fruits. Add to a bowl.
To make the dressing, in a separate bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, lemon and lime juice, chopped mint and chia seeds. Pour over the fruits and mix just enough to combine. Serve chilled. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Top Tip: The longer you leave the chia seeds, the more they soak up the water. This also provides an interesting texture to the dish and is well worth a try.
Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a world renowned skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement. Read more about Dr. Murad.