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The other morning, as I was preparing my lunch and snacks for the day, I took 10 minutes to create a healthy, fresh, delicious and fulfilling snack with organic ingredients I had on hand. I can’t wait to try this tomorrow. One helpful tip to keep this fresh: save the avocado pit and store it in the container to keep it fresh. And if you have fresh lime, squeeze the juice from one half of a small lime over the top and lightly toss all ingredients with love. Lastly, if I would have had fresh, organic cilantro I would have chopped up a bunch and tossed it in as well.
Ingredients – all organic!
- 1 ripe avocado peeled, pit removed and chopped
- 2 tomatoes washed and dried, with most of the seeds & juice removed
- 1.5 cucumbers, cleaned, dried and chopped into quarters (pieces resemble small triangles)
- A handful of carrots
- 3 green onions, washed, dryer and chopped (be sure to remove the tip of both ends)
Gently place all in a bowl and then create the dressing in a separate, clean bowl. Mix together one teaspoon jarred garlic paste (Christopher Ranch makes a good organic one), a generous portion of black ground pepper, several dashes of tobacco sauce (my one ingredient that is not organic, but does not contain sugar!), one tablespoon of flax seed oil and a 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (I prefer Nature’s Sea Salt which happens to be Kosher and from Heber City, Utah). Mix all dressing ingredients together to form a smooth paste and the pour over fruits and veggie mixture. Light toss, and then squeeze the juice of one half of a lime over, lightly mix, add the avocado pit you saved to the bowl and cover. Store overnight and enjoy alone or toss in 2-3 cups off baby spinach. Sit down and enjoy!
With humble gratitude,
Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher
Co-author of The Fruit Feast, a guide to support you in a 3-day, fruit only, cleanse
Many of you have asked us about eating nuts on your 3-day fruit only cleanse. And, while nuts are technically fruits, one of the main objectives of this cleanse is to flush out the things in your internal system that are not serving you – literally and physically. Whole, water-based fruits will flush your system out, while dense nuts or dried fruits will “plug you up” so to speak.
And, some of you may have heard the news that Ashton Kutcher spent two days in the hospital after trying to stick to Steve Jobs’ fruitarian diet, which consists of eating fruits, nuts and seeds. While we don’t have insight into what Mr. Kutcher was eating, we do know this: when fat is high in the blood stream, insulin cannot do its job (to transport sugar) and adrenaline kicks in as a support mechanism (adrenaline stimulates the pancreas, which produces insulin). This way the pancreas and the adrenals get “fatigued” over time. Eventually….major health problems can result. That is why it is so important to not overload on nuts/seeds/fats when eating a raw food or fruitarian type diet. It is a mistake a lot of people make who claim they have no energy or feel run down due to their diet.
We all know you need to eat a TON of fruit to get enough calories in a day (compared to just a few handfuls of nuts). Stick to water based fruits (sweet and savory) and enjoy your fruit FEAST!
Kristy & Ravi
Who needs Dairy Queen when you can drink this?
Juice 5 organic Braeburn apples and one Meyer lemon (peeled).
Pour juice into blender and add 1 pound organic strawberries with the stems removed, and several ice cubes.
Blend until smooth.
To continue on Ravi’s post, I have a bounty of fresh organic fruit for the week…peaches, tomatoes, apples, tangelos, pears, limes & lemons. Oh, and raspberries in the fridge. YUM!
Blueberry picking in Oregon's Williammette Valley. In about 2 hours, 4 of us picked over 25 pounds of fresh organic berries, yum!
One of my favorite things to do right now, with summer in full swing in the Pacific Northwest, is to eat fresh fruits that are in season. I make a meal of it: happily devouring 3-4 peaches for breakfast or a pint (or two) of fresh organic blueberries!
Wherever you might be fruit feasting, check out the local farmers market and see what is in season. Pick your favorite fruit, and make a meal of it! Make sure to eat enough calories to feel satiated and fuel your body, and enjoy!
A recent fruit feaster shared this with me. Thank you Shelley!
1 Organic Roma Tomato
1 Organic Baby Cucumber
1 Organic Fresh Banana Pepper (hot pepper, similar to a serrrano)
Chop all of the above and toss with the juice on one lime and serve as a salad…no chips required!
With the summer bounty from local farmer’s markets, take advantage of all the fantastic organic fruits that are available now. This soup is great for lunch on a warm day. Thank you to Victoria from the recent Digital 40 Days program for sharing this with us!
Sweet & Spicy Gazpacho Soup
4 large ripe, organic vine/heirloom tomatoes
1/2 large organic cucumber with skin
1 large organic orange bell pepper
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/2 organic avocado
1 fresh mild or hot pepper
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight.