Thrive Eating Live 2013- Food Combining

Complete Mind and Body’s Christine Lucas puts on a 10 class course called “Thrive Eating Live”.  Christine teaches Dr. Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida.

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At a picturesque seaside home in Marblehead, MA ten participants learned how to make Ricotta Rolls, Zucchini Bisque, and Almond Milk!

Ricotta Rolls

So easy!

Rolls: mandolin zucchini into thin strips

Ricotta: Blend:

  • 1 cup soaked macadamia nuts
  • 2-4 Tbs lemon juice
  • appx. 2 Tbs olive oil
  • water as needed

Fill/ Garnish with diced red onion, tomato, olives, and italian seasoning

tet13       These are very similar to SamWise’s Lasagna Rolls!  Christine used a mandolin to get a slightly thicker roll of zucchini.

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Cream Of” Base

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups blanched almonds
  • 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp herbamare
  • pinch salt
  1. Bring water to a warm on stove (before boiling)
  2. Blend water in almonds and strain through a nut milk bag
  3. Return the strained almond milk to the blender and add remaining ingredients

Zucchini Bisque

  • 2 cups “Cream Of” base
  • 3 cups peeled zucchini
  • 1/2 cup onion (1/2 large onion or one small onion)
  • 1/2-1 clove garlic
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp celery
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt

Vanilla Almond Milk

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  • 1/2 cup soaked almonds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 date
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch pink salt
  1. Soak almonds 10-12 hours in water, then rinse well
  2. Blend all ingredients
  3. Strain through a nut milk bag over a big bowl
  4. Funnel into a jar

Enjoy! Lasts 3-4 days in the refrigerator!

After the delicious potluck dinner and demonstration, Christine showed a viewing of Dr. Brian Clement speak about the aspects of food combining.  Dr. Clement went over how with improper food combining, digestion stops and indigestion begins.  If you eat a melon after a seed or nut, the melon (which gets digested in appx 15 minutes) will sit and ferment waiting behind the nut (which takes 4 hours to digest) creating gas and bloat, discomfort, fatigue, pain, and worst of all- rotting food inside of you! Keep your innerds clear with these guidelines!

The Hippocrates Approach to Optimum Health suggests:

In order to successfully practice food combining, it is necessary to understand which foods belong in each of the groups listed.  The following list will explain in detail the foods belonging to starch, proteins, sweet fruits, starchy vegetables, and acid fruits.

Protein foods; which digest in four hours include: nuts and seeds

Starch foods; which digest in three hours include: potatoes, corn, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, bean (lima), beets, carrots, Hubbard squash, peas, pumpkin and yams, sprouted grains such as amaranth, millet, quinoa, rye, and teff, sprouted legumes such as chickpeas, lentils, and peas

Low Starch Vegetables; which digest in two and a half hours include:

  • Leafy greens: arugula, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, romaine lettuce, cabbage (all varieties), cauliflower, celery, Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, scallions, spinach, watercress
  • Fruit vegetables: cucumber, red bell pepper, summer squash, zucchini
  • Low starch root vegetables: beets, burdock, carrots, parsnips, radishes, turnips
  • Sprouted greens: alfalfa, arugula, buckwheat, cabbage, clover, garlic, kale, mustard, radish

Fruits; which digest on an average in two hours except for melon which is 15 minutes!

  • Sweet fruits: banana, date, fig, prune, raisins, dried fruit, mango, persimmons, and papaya
  • Sub Acid Fruits: sweet apples, apricot, blackberry, cherries, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, and raspberry
  • Acid Fruits: grapefruit, guava, kumquat, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, pomegranate, sour apples, sour grapes, strawberry, tangerine, and tomatoes

Dr. Herbert M Shelton’s principles of food combining:

  • Do not combine starch foods and acids at the same meal
  • Do not combine proteins and carbohydrates at the same meal
  • Do not combine acids and proteins at the same meal
  • Do not combine fats and proteins at the same meal
  • Do not combine sweet fruits and proteins at the same meal
  • Always eat melons alone

Avocados, onion, and garlic are the only exception to the fruit/vegetable guideline.  They are easily combined with either fruits or vegetables, making them a truly versatile and important food.




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