Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Killer Combonations: Fruit Drink
When we try to combine fruits with grains with proteins our digestive process comes to a screeching halt. Fruits digest quickly in the stomach. Starches a little slower. Proteins digest slower in the colon rather than in the stomach. When all dietary components mix in one meal, none of them digest properly. Instead, they ferment in the stomach, making you feel full yes, but also gassy, bloated, and constipated. Hello colon cancer!
My favorite fruit drink growing up was, and still is, Pineapple-Strawberry-Banana. My grandma always did banana thinned with water (ugh). If we were lucky, she'd use apple juice. My point . . . you can add any fruit you want but you must start with bananas. The banana is what creates the thick, whipped, smooth texture.
1 cup frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit, blueberries are fantastic too)
3 cups pineapple juice (any juice will do but pineapple or orange is best)
Combine all ingredients a blender and blend on high. Add more liquid as need to get the mixture swirling. Serve immediately. If you save it, the drink tends to melt and separate. Simple shake it up and serve.
Super Fruit Drink - Pomegranate juice, bananas, and frozen blueberries
Tropicana - Orange juice, bananas, mango
Green Goodness - Kiwi, banana, white grape juice
Ruby Tart - Frozen Raspberries, banana, cran-apple juice