Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hold Up.

Real quick, before you start trying to follow the principle laid out here yesterday about eating fruit on an empty stomach, I want to give you a few things that could be considered exceptions.  In other words, these are things that I said, "Wait a minute..." about at one point or another after deciding to always eat fruit on an empty stomach. There is reason behind all of them as well, so I'll explain:

Bananas can be eaten with more dense foods, such as nuts, grains, or proteins.  This is because, as you can feel when you eat it, bananas are more dense themselves.  They have a lower water content.  You also do not need to wait as long after eating them before eating other food.  

Fruit can be eaten with raw vegetables.  Veggies are high in water content and therefore digest easily, like fruit.  A green smoothie is a perfect example of this.  In it, greens and fruit blend perfectly to give huge amounts of fiber for cleansing and detoxing.

Frozen acai packets can be eaten with proteins and denser foods because it is a fatty fruit.  This means it digests slower and doesn't mind digesting at the rate of protein.  These little packets, unsweetened, can be found at Whole Foods in the freezer section!  Try only using half at a time to conserve them. :)

Here's a recipe that I LOVE to use after I work out.  It's awesome.  And it uses these concepts so I get some added fruit for sweetness and alkalinity!

gingerandlemon Simple Protein Packer

1 1/2 c. almond or coconut milk
1 scoop hemp protein (no wheys or soys in da house)
1 T. chia seeds
1 very ripe banana
4 ice cubes
Cinnamon to taste
Stevia to taste

Blend all in order in Vitamix.  Enjoy thoroughly.

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