Catering a party yesterday, the client requested fruit salad for dessert. Eating fruit following a heavy meal is not optimal as far as digestion as fruits digest quickly and will putrefy the food previously eaten slowing down overall digestion, and possible causing gas – yikes! Anyhow, fruit salad is what was served, to counteract any discomfort crystalized ginger was served on the side, mint was added to the salad along with a few pinches of black pepper.
I so appreciate the balance of Ayurveda, and that we have so many tools to draw upon – in this case warming digestive herbs.
Winter Fruit Salad Recipe, Servings 12
1 Pineapple, small dice
2 Mangos, small dice
3 Gala Apples, small dice
1 C Blueberries
1 handful fresh Mint, rough chop
1/2 Lemon, juiced
1 Lime zest and juice
pinch Black Pepper
1 C Crystalized Ginger, finely chopped
1 1/2 C Pistachios, toasted and lightly salted
Combine and gently toss fruits and dressing, serve toppings on the side – Enjoy!