June 7, 2013

Fruit Meals

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin. 
Hebrews 4:15

It's amazing and unlike anything else: our God came down to this earth in the form of a baby, grew up into a man who experienced weakness, temptation and persecution. He knows what we are going through, He knows our struggles and understands our pain. Yet Jesus, unlike us, never sinned. He was tempted like we are so often, He was mocked, hated, despised and rejected, yet He did not once sin. For this reason, Christ is perfect and without blemish. For this reason, He died on the cross and rose again to wipe our sin-stained blemishes away. For this reason, our Savior is worthy of praise!

It's a true story. Santiago and I have been partaking in fruit meals. Mono meals, to be exact. That means you eat one type of fruit for an entire meal. The only trick is eating enough of that one fruit to fill you up (that means it has to be a good amount of vitamin rich, mineral dense calories!). This isn't easy with watermelon. This is easy with bananas or mangos. We still do the watermelon meals, though, and call it "pre" breakfast, then eat a bunch of bananas! Fruit. oh. so. good. Go read 80/10/10.

Another awesome, tasty way to do fruit meals? Keep the dish simple and don't combine lots of different types of fruits. This is awesome for digestion and tastes delicioso! Kiwi and apples are friends, as well as pineapple/orange or bananas/dates. Melons are best when eaten by themselves since they digest the fastest! See this chart for more information. It's fun to learn! Crazy to read that beans/grains don't digest well with fats. Guacamole over beans and rice? Isn't that like, a law?! Silly digestion. Silly food charts. Eat food and be happy, don't stress about food combining. I'm doing it for kicks and giggles, that's all.


  1. Nicole,
    Love your balanced approach! I agree that food combining is just a guide - it's silly to think that a chart would be able to tell us more than truly listening to our bodies could. :) And I also your apple kiwi plate. What a great way to serve fruit.

    1. Adria, so true! Today I threw frozen berries over my banana smoothie and ohmygosh SO yummy, so not food combining great but that's okay with me!