Green smoothie with fruits

by Diane

Can I mix a green smoothie with fruits? What about food combining rules? First... Let's see Diane's question.


Smoothie Question: I started drinking green smoothies about 3 weeks ago. When I spoke to a naturopathic doctor about what I put in the smoothies, he said to never mix fruit and vegetables in the smoothie.

He suggested 2 cups of pinneaple juice and 2 large handfuls of leafy greens. And if I want, a handful of sprouts such as alfalfa. Why do some people state that we should not mix fruit and greens in the smoothies? I liked my old smoothies (with fruit and greens). They taste much better than the recipe above.

Thank you very much in advance!

Smoothie Answer:

Diane,

Yes... that one recipe doesn't look that appetizing to me either.

In a book called "Food Combining Made Easy", the author, Dr. Herbert Shelton, shows why we must not eat vegetables with fruit. But he is talking about starchy vegetables.

Since starchy vegetables need different enzymes to digest than any other food, they can cause digestive problems while combined with other foods.

But greens are not in the starchy vegetable category. Greens are suppose to be able to combine with most things, including fruit.

If you get bloated from green smoothies, try "chewing your smoothies". Even through it's a liquid, chew it as if it is a carrot. This will jump start your saliva glands and help aid in digesting the smoothie.

If you research green smoothies and combining greens and fruit, you'll find that greens are digested more readily if combined with fruit.

Check out Victoria Boutenko's books on green smoothies, "Green for Life" and "Green Smoothie Revolution". She explains why it's okay to drink your greens and fruit together in one smoothie.

Perhaps, you can bring some quotes from her books and see what your doctor says. Keep us posted.

I hope this helps answer your question!

Happy Blending!

DaNae

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