View Full Version : Can someone help me find out how to enjoy fruits during the winter?
11-10-2010, 10:58 AM
Is what I mean about that, is I live in Missouri and I can't afford to order organic fruits! I have to get the best I can get at the stores (inleast right now)! Well during the winter the only sweet fruit that really tastes good is bananas and maybe apples & oranges! I'm not much on oranges though! All the other fruits tastes sour! The apples are o.k. not a fruit I can eat alot of and enjoy though! I like really sweet fruits and I am really active, so the lower sweet fruits don't help me alot!
Would anyone have any ideas I can enjoy more fruits, like a way I can add some sweetness to them or something?
In the past I've had some health problems, well I found out I wasn't eating enough and I was stuffing myself with fruit and vegetables all day long! I think I just wasn't getting enough good whole carbs (enough sweet fruits)!
Well thanks for your time and help! Have a fruitful day!
11-10-2010, 12:10 PM
What about adding in dried fruits for Winter months? Dates, raisins, figs, apricots, etc. If you don't like them dried, soak them in water for 20 minutes.
11-10-2010, 12:54 PM
As winter comes along, fresh fruit starts to taste unpleasant, since Fall is the beginning season where harvesting stops.
That is why I am starting to embrace seasonal eating where you embrace the foods that are harvested in a particular season.
I am trying to do this, yet I kind of failed since, I have more berries (summer fruits) and don't have a pumpkin, squash, or any Fall or Winter fruit yet.
11-10-2010, 12:55 PM
Thanks I'll try that! I was just afraid of dried fruits, but I guess if they are soaked in water they would be better!
11-10-2010, 01:14 PM
I've become a fan of frozen organic berries lately. I mostly use them in my smoothies. I got bags of wild blueberries and strawberries for 3 dollars each yesterday. I know they aren't the same as fresh but I like more variety than apples. Actually I don't like apples or pears in my smoothies, the consistency is off for me.
11-10-2010, 01:37 PM
Yeah, apples and pears makes things grainy as well as carrots. However, I have this new thing, thanks to smoothies, that I don't want to eat fruit anymore. I rather drink them, but eat vegetables. Weird, I know. So apples and pears in my smoothies is something I must tolerate in regards to the texture factor.
11-10-2010, 06:31 PM
11-10-2010, 07:46 PM
I think I tasted a persimmon once when I was a kid, but I really don't remember the taste. :confused:
Do you just slice and eat (spritz of lemon or lime perhaps) or can you put them in smoothies too? :confused:
11-11-2010, 11:06 AM
You can just slice and eat it. It's like a big, firm, sweet tomato without the seeds-spilling-everywhere issue. :D
I don't see why you couldn't put it in a smoothie too. I was reading an altered cinnamon roll recipe today where persimons were used in the filling.
11-19-2010, 09:14 AM
Thanks everyone for your help! I think I'm going to stick to smoothies with bananas as my base and add some different fruits every time for different flavors! That's the only way I can get enough fruits in me for the day! I'll use dried fruits for the road to take with me when I'm not going to be home, so I'll have something to eat when I need it!
Raw Angel Mom
11-19-2010, 10:03 AM
Agreed, so good and sweet (Taste like a vanilla costade and the texture is like a ripe pear)
Also in China town you can get Lyshee so amazing and not expensive
Good tips with having dates or dry fruits, they are more sweet this way.
11-19-2010, 11:06 AM
get the fresh fruits that are in season.
wash them and enjoy.
you usually find,the lower price fruits are the ones in season.
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