View Full Version : Food combining mistake? What did I do?
09-05-2006, 03:21 PM
This is the first time this has happened to me (23 days 100% raw). I made a smoothie today, pretty chunky and could almost be a soup -
1 young coconut meat & milk (the white kind with semi-soft meat, but it's not the kind you can get out with a spoon, you have to knife it)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
My stomach is flipping out over this! Within about 4 big spoons full, I'm getting cramps, almost like if I ate something that was bad, like food poisoning. I don't want to chuck it, but I certainly don't want to feel like this either. I'm not taking another bite until I hear some feedback. It takes pretty good, not like it's bad or anything.
Did I make a bad food combining choice, or is it just me? And any suggestions on what else to do with this? I thought of freezing it and using chunks for smoothies in the future...like one small chunk per smoothie.
09-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Well, fruit and fat (nuts) are not a good combination according to food combining rules. Some can tolerate such combinations with no problems and some cannot. I am one who, depending on what it is, cannot. I can eat a pie made with a nut crust and fruit filling...but I can't drink a smoothie with nuts or nut milk in it or my stomach will feel the same way you are describing. BUT...I can seem to tolerate banana ice cream with nuts or a little nut milk blended in. It's weird...it's like with some things or on some days I can handle those less-than-optimal combinations with no problems and others, no way.
So, more than likely you are experiencing a bad combo there. But if I were you, I'd blend it up a little more, freeze in an ice tray and then process those cubes another time for ice cream as that might be better on you.
One other thing, take into consideration what you ate prior to this...if this is the first thing on your stomach, that could be it OR it could be that you ate something prior to this that hadn't fully digested and then having this on top of it may also create some digestive distress!
Sharon in Colorado
09-05-2006, 05:08 PM
Usually I could add coconut meat/milk to a fruit smoothie, but once I put a tablespoon of coconut oil in there, why I do not know, and the whole family was tooting all night long.
It could be the mixture of the fats, the almond and coconut, together with the sweet fruit that did it.
Many people don't need to watch their food combining but it looks like you might need to.
09-05-2006, 07:11 PM
i have been a bit creative in my juicing and smoothie making
some combos just don't work, and are extremely irritating.
i use a daikon radish along with other 'basics' in my juicer........i mistaked the daikon for a parnip (same color!!) parsnips are sweet like carrots, and obviously daikon is a very strong radish
with juicing, it is sooo very extremely healthy for you, the vitamins get directly into your blood stream,.....so any reaction you have is instant and pretty sudden.
i felt immediately ill from the radish, and have done the same with mixing TOO MANY strong items together.......
such as -- beets, garlic, radish, ginger, are all very strong items to be used in very VERY small amounts (and never togerther i might add!!!!)
so, combinations are crucial. you can improvise quite a bit and get the hang of it---- BUT IT IS GOOD TO KNOW WHAT TO AVOID OR IN TERMS OF QUANTITIES.....
Also........ my friend, who i turned on to juicing was loving it till she......
juiced squash along with the typical juicing items.........
apparently SQUASH is not to be juiced, certainly does not WORK with our digestive system.
so BE WARE.................
hope this helps
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