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Brighten your day with these 5 mood-boosting citrus recipes

These citrus-bright recipes will make you feel happy even on the darkest days.

Everyone knows that lemons, oranges, clementines and other citrus fruits have vitamin C. We also know that vitamin C strengthens our immune defences. But did you know that citrus also helps our brains stay calm? Citrus fruits contain polyphenols and flavonoids, which protect the brain from oxidative damage that’s linked to mental disorders like depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. These easy citrus-forward recipes are sure to boost your mood.

 

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Photography, Valéry Guedes

1. Lemon Chicken Soup With Fresh Sage

A garlicky chicken broth that marries the flavours of savoury sage and zesty lemon.

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2. Lemony Chicken and Rice Greek Avgolemono-Style Soup

Jennifer Emilson gives classic Greek Avgolemeno soup a fresh update with turmeric and yellow zucchini in her The Lemon Apron Cookbook.

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Photography, Jessica Emin

3. 11th Mile’s Lemon Roasted Broccoli with Walnut Crema

Chef Peter Tompkin’s sweet and savoury brassica recipe is a favourite of Fredericton foodies.

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4. Creamy Vegan Asparagus Pasta

This easy, creamy plant-based pasta requires just a few ingredients and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Tabbouleh Recipe
Photography by Valéry Guedes, Styling by Élisabeth Guedes

5. Lemony Broccoli and Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Colourful and packed with nutrients, this fresh and easy Broccoli and Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Fava Beans recipe is sure to put a smile on your face.

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