Fruitarian recipes are super easy to make. Some of them require zero preparation and no cleaning whatsoever. On top of that, they are excellent for weight loss and they bring about countless of additional benefits.
What are Fruitarian Recipes?
Fruitarian recipes are, in a nutshell, recipes that follow the guidelines of the fruitarian diet.
The definition of a recipe is “a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required”, these usually are meant to lead to a particular outcome. Interesting enough, the word recipe is sometimes used to describe a medical prescription. This makes sense considering that Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine is often quote having said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
On the other hand, the definition of a fruitarian, and a fruitarian diet, are based on the idea that a person should consume large quantities of fruit, if not fruit alone and nothing else. This is where the fruitarian definition gets tricky since there is no cut and dry definition set in the dictionary.
If you ask me, a fruitarian is a person who gets at least 51% of his/her calories from fruit. There are more strict branches of fruitarianism, such as in the case of Eden Fruitarianism in which the individual following the diet consumes only fruit and nothing else. This diet was coined and popularized by Mango Wodzak in his book “Destination Eden”.
So what are fruitarian recipes? We could say that they are recipes that include at least 51% fruits all the way to fruit alone.
The Simplest Fruitarian Recipes
We already stated that a recipe includes a list of ingredients and instructions to preparing a particular dish. What is a dish you ask? It is “a particular variety or preparation of food served as part of a meal”.
This basically means that any preparation of food can be considered a dish, which means that any preparation of fruit served as part of a meal can be considered a fruitarian recipe.
In other words, by simply serving a handful of pealed bananas, diced apples or pealed oranges we can say that we have prepared a fruitarian recipe. Even the act of washing a bunch of grapes and serving them as a meal could be considered the making of a fruitarian recipe.
The Easiest and Healthiest Fruitarian Recipe
This basic approach to making fruitarian recipes is not only the simplest one, it is also considered to be the healthiest. Fruit is the healthiest food in the world and it is the healthiest food for humans. Especially when you consider the fact that humans are fruitarians by nature.
That being said, the healthiest way of eating fruit is by eating one type of fruit at a time. Why is this so? Think about our ancestors. Thousands of years ago early humans would gather fruit in the forest, back then they didn’t have backpacks or pockets so they would simply search for food to eat in the moment. Whenever they found a fruit tree they would eat one piece of fruit at a time until they had enough. They didn’t have the ability to take the fruit home with them and mix it up with other fruits to make a fruit salad. We may have evolved (or devolved) since then, but our digestive system is still pretty much the same. You can learn more about this by reading the book Return to the Brain of Eden. I strongly recommend it.
Ingredients for your Fruitarian Recipe
There is so much fruit out there, how do you select the right choice or combination for your fruitarian recipe? The best way to go about this is to follow your gut instinct. If you feel like a bunch of bananas would make a nice dinner, then go for that. If you think that orange juice makes the ideal fruitarian breakfast then get a box. I can’t tell you which fruit is best for you but I can tell you a few things about fruit.
Ingredients for Fruitarian Recipes to Lose Weight
If you are trying to lose weight with your fruitarian recipes you may want to go for low fat, high water content fruits such as watermelons, strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe and pineapple. These are the most easily digested fruits and they will fill you up faster. If you want to learn more about this I recommend you read my Fruitarian Diet Plan for Weight Loss.
Ingredients for Fruitarian Recipes to Detoxify
If you are trying to detoxify with your fruitarian recipes then you want to focus on eating as many astringent fruits as possible. These include lemons, kiwis, pineapples, apples, mangos, grapes, berries, oranges and strawberries (the level of astringency will vary accordingly). Astringent fruits are the most alkalizing and thus they are the best for fulling out toxins and acids from your tissues. To learn more about this approach to detoxification with fruit I recommend you read Dr. Robert Morse’s fruitarian book, “The Detox Miracle Sourcebook”. It will blow your mind…
Ingredients for Fruitarian Recipes for Weight Gain
If you want to gain weight with your fruitarian recipes then you want to go for calorie dense fruits such as avocados and olives. Bananas, grapes, pineapples and mangos also contain a fair amount of calories per gram. If your goal is to put on some extra pounds with your fruitarian recipes then you also want to consider adding on some figs, dates and raisins. I have covered this in greater extent on my article called “Fruitarian Diet Plan for Weight Gain”.
Ingredients for Fruitarian Recipes to Build Muscle
Finally, if your goal is to build some fruitarian muscle with your fruitarian recipe, then you will want to focus on fruits that are high in calories as well as high in protein content. These would include watermelon, guavas, apricot, passion fruit, currants and pomegranate. Most of these may or may not be available depending on the season and where you live.
Please consider that all fruits have a complete profile of amino acids (although it may not be perfectly balanced). As long as you are eating enough calories from fruit you are likely to get the necessary nutrients needed to build some good old fruitarian muscle.
If you still think that fruit can’t build muscle take a look at gorillas… where do they get their protein from…? Again, if you want to learn more just take a look at this article.
Mixing up Ingredients in a Fruitarian Recipe
Once you know the objective of your fruitarian recipes it will be easier to select your ingredients. One you have this in mind you can prepare your meals.
You can make your fruitarian recipes a simple mono meal (only one type of fruit) as we commented before. This will have the greatest detoxifying qualities and benefits overall.
If you want to get a little fancier you can mix things up. The next group of simple choices when it comes to making fruitarian recipes includes smoothies, juices and fruit salads. I probably do not need to go into details of how to prepare these.
My only recommendation is to keep your fruitarian recipes as simple as possible. Avoid mixing up more than four different types of fruit in one recipe. You also want to follow some simple fruit combing rules:
#1 When it comes to melons, eat them alone or leave them alone.
#2 Acid fruits and sub acid fruits combine well. Sub acid fruits and sweet fruits also combine well. Acid fruits and sweet fruits do not combine so well. This doesn’t mean you can’t mix them but I think you would enjoy more a juice of orange and lemon or grapes and lemon than you would if you blended lemons with bananas.
If you want excellent recipes for delicious and nutritious smoothies I recommend you get one of the following books. These are the most popular options on Amazon: Superfood Smoothies, Smoothie Recipe Book, The Healthy Smoothie Bible and Smoothies for Weight Loss.
Preparing Fancier Fruitarian Recipes
If you want to get fancier with your fruitarian recipes you may need to consider adding some vegetables to your mix. Remember that fruitarian recipes does not necessarily need to include only fruits. As long as your recipes contains at least 51% fruit then they are considered fruitarian recipes (at least in my list).
If you want to keep your fruitarian recipes on the healthy side of things then your best options for additional ingredients include raw vegetables. These could include lettuce, spinach, celery and carrots.
Keep in mind that tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis and bell peppers are technically considered to be fruit (because they all have seeds in them).
You can always throw some ice-cream on your fruit bowl or add milk to your smoothies but remember that fruits and dairy do not mix well. As a matter of fact, dairy is not that good for humans regardless of how you take it (unless you are a baby who is breastfeeding).
If you need more ideas take a look at these books, again, these are some of the most popular options in Amazon when it comes to fruitarian/raw vegan recipe books: Raw Vegan Recipes 1 & 2, Practically Raw, Vegan Raw Food Cookbook, Raw and Simple, The Fully Raw Diet and Rawsome Vegan Baking.
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I wish you well in your journey,