View Full Version : Mixing Greens and Fruit?
04-21-2007, 08:27 PM
I am still a little confused about mixing fruit with greens, because most people say it's ok to mix them in green smoothies.
Would it also be okay to mix some fruit into a green salad, or is it something about blending them all together that makes mixing them okay? I always thought fruit had to be eaten alone, not with anything else including greens.
04-21-2007, 08:50 PM
You can eat fruit with greens. I do it all the time with my daily salad. I would be aware of the food combing with the fruit that is being eaten with the greens. For example: It wouldn't be good to combine a watermelon with a pear. Like today in my salad I had: Baby spinach, avocado, celery, red bell pepper, cucumber. All of these things combine well. I hope this doesn't confuse you. I would suggest you learn about acidic, sub-acidic, sweet, non-sweet fruit and see how the combing works. It's not hard at all and once you learn of it you'll find it easy. Just don't get to obsessed about it and have fun. If it works for you keep doing it. :)
04-21-2007, 09:19 PM
Victoria Boutenko says that greens are the exception to the "don't mix vegetables and fruits together" rule. Greens are not biologically a vegetable, they are a leaf and are very compatible with fruit.
04-22-2007, 10:30 AM
Greens do combine well with fruits, either blended or in a salad. One of my favorite salads is romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes and mango. Simple but delicious!!!
All the best,
Hey Rawchicky - do you have Alissa's book? There is a food combining chart in there for more guidance.
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