My mother-in-law was visiting earlier this month and she likes to make fruit bowls every morning along with a green smoothie right after her her morning "blissipline" routine. She's almost 70 and is in much better shape than me! Our children love to watch her do the splits and headstands. When Tom was 10 years old she transitioned the family to a vegan diet with the help of their family doctor at the time, Dr. John McDougall. Tom remained a vegan for about 30 years until last year when he began to eat a small amount of wild fish and pastured meats. My mother-in-law is still predominately vegan with a heavy emphasis on raw plant foods. And you can tell by her glowing skin. You can't beat nature's most perfect food.....plants! These fruit bowls are so packed with disease-preventing, life-enhancing phytochemicals.....your body will thank you.
Every morning she had the kids make a list of what they wanted in their fruit bowls. The boys made large spirals because they can't write letters yet. The girls worked on their lists every day to have ready for her. Then she set each bowl out and filled their orders. Pomegranates, apples, pears, oranges, avocados, cashews, brazil nuts, and chopped fresh ginger (for my oldest ginger-loving daughter). Eating a large bowl of fruit and nuts in the morning is actually quite filling and very energizing.
Serve individual bowls of fruit or make a large fruit salad with these festive winter fruits....perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch! If you are making this for your breakfast you really do need to eat a large bowl to fill up. Adding a whole, small avocado to each bowl helps with satiation. Choose whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand. I should note here that my almost 4 year old twin boys don't do too well with just fruit and nuts for breakfast so we served them the fruit bowls along with scrambled eggs or organic breakfast sausages.
apples, cored and diced
pears, cored and diced
satsumas, peeled and sectioned
finely diced fresh ginger
fresh lime juice (optional)
raw cacao nibs
Add fruit and nuts to individual bowls. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and cacao nibs. Serve immediately. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com
More Raw Recipes:
Winter Green Smoothie
Raw Super Green Salad
Orange Wasabi Cabbage Salad
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