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 12Pistachios
I N G R E D I E N T S :

  • 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!

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