Good morning, Fruity People! I bet with the New Year, you’re anxious to get started on some fruity meals and feeling the joy of living on fruit, the spirituality and fun that comes from this simple idea.
Some of my clients ask, “WELL, WHAT DO I EAT THEN?” And I know they really mean it and simply eating fruit more is such a new idea, it’s ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE that it works so well and helps so many.
So here are some easy-fast-FRUITY meals to keep your energy high, digestion easy, and life full of deliciousness.
Fruit Detoxing is easy when you keep a lot of fruits on hand, like bananas and berries, but I also stock bottled juice for when I need it. Especially pineapple and orange.
Please note, if you are diabetic, you may need to eat smaller meals to not spike blood sugars. Call me for more information. I have used 20-30-40 units of insulin a day, but when I’m eating mostly fruit, I only take 5-10 units a day. So there are big benefits that are overlooked for diabetics.
Just melons (watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe) all by themselves, as much as you desire
Easy Tropical Morning Smoothie
About 2 cups of Pineapple and/or Orange Juice, possibly more
2 Bananas, 1 cup of Berries
A handful of coconut or chia seed for thickness/taste
You can add some Kale or Spinach, I prefer Kale because it’s higher in Vitamin C, but just enough to enjoy.
Directions: Blend all ingredients in Blender, add more juice for your desired preferences. Frozen bananas and berries make for a dessert/ice cream like texture. Pour into glass and enjoy.
Make extra to bring some in a thermos for your day.
1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 cup of Grapes
1 Glass of Coconut Water
Pear, Berries (Blueberries), Grapes, and Banana
If you are super fruity, you may want more melons, juices, or just plain fruits for dinner.
If you are new to detoxing, you would likely want to have a cooked yam and a dark leafy green salad with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and some avocado.
Dates before bed
If you are finding yourself thirsty, you can have herbal teas like lemon balm or any detox type tea. Yogi tea and Traditional Medicinals make a few. Some people still want coffee in the morning, but it’s something that you should wean yourself off of with some time. First switch to half regular, half decaf, then switch to green tea, then move to decaf herbal teas or keep a little green tea or matcha green tea in your diet.
The fruit based diet is great for anyone who is overweight, has hormonal imbalances, or wants to heal from anything. It does not mean you won’t ever have a deficiency in a vitamin or mineral though! It’s best to try these things and make adjustments as you go along.
Almost everyone I have had as a client tells me, “I didn’t realize that you could eat mostly fruit (and feel good), and it turns out, I feel the best eating fruit”. Everyone is a skeptic, until they ACTUALLY try it.
I’m just speaking up for the miseducation of people, because I’m a type 1 diabetic since I was 17. I was told to eat minimal protein to protect my kidneys–THANK GOD my doctor did tell me that, but beyond that, most nutritionists and doctors haven’t had a clue about how to best deal with diabetes.
Most doctors advocate for eating almost anything, then just taking the “correct” amount of insulin for that. BIG MISTAKE!!
If you’re diabetic, you should be eating less of the foods that make you take insulin, and more fruit, because fruit sugar is fructose, it doesn’t require insulin (sometimes you won’t need any but over time you’ll take less).
Only glucose requires insulin, and glucose is in complex carbs, simple sugars like sucrose, all vegetables, all proteins and fats turn into glucose as well. So all of these foods make you take or make insulin.
Fructose is the best kept secret in the natural world!!
If you don’t understand, just ask. If you really want to detox your body from toxins and poor diet choices, you likely have some time to do it. 2020 is a great year for everyone to get back to more fruit.
By the way, blood sugars still go up if you eat fruit. That ‘s normal, BUT you simply lessen your insulin resistance by eating fruit. If you eat a lot of fruit, you’ll be more sensitive to insulin. If you eat only a little, you won’t see as good results.
I’m happy to help you get started, with coaching packages that make sense! 848-232-8392 to reserve a time/day.
Much love and many blessings, Jen C