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Fruit-Powered Digest Issues Issue 05 Raw Food and Health by Brian Rossiter

Keep Enough Fruit on Hand

Raw Food and Health by Brian Rossiter - Fruit-Powered Digest

In the earliest days of going raw, you might find keeping enough ripe fruit on hand a challenge. Bananas and mangos might not ripen in time, and you might also be out of grapes and watermelons, for example.

Some transitioning raw fooders—especially those who switch from the standard American diet with lots of animal products to raw overnight—get into trouble without having enough fruit and settle for old favorites such as hamburgers and pizza. This kind of back-and-forth change can throw a body and mind out of whack and block one’s path to raw bliss. It’s important to always pick yourself up where you are and move on without agonizing over bad decisions!

Some such as Anna Chmielewska of say they remained on track during their raw transitions by keeping a package of dates in a bag that went wherever they went. This is an easy way to be sure you have fruit calories when you’re out and about and see restaurants and snacks you’d rather avoid. Keeping dates, which stay fresh for several weeks, on hand is a good way to ensure you have enough fruit calories to keep you supercharged and away from suboptimal fare such as animal, cooked and processed foods.

Dates stored in a clear bag

At home, keep a supply of some frozen ripe bananas, which are a fine fruit in making green smoothies and fruit smoothies and the key ingredient in preparing Fruit Dream Raw “Ice Cream.” You can also refrigerate ripe bananas to keep them fresher a while longer.

I find making two food-shopping trips a week helpful in keeping my supply of fruit fresh. This enables me to seek out cases of bananas on the cusp of ripeness.

In time, you’ll become so skilled at stocking up on enough fruit that food shopping and storing will become second nature.

Recipe for Fruit Dream Raw 'Ice Cream' from Brian Rossiter

Hungry for more? Check out my Fruit Dream Raw “Ice Cream” recipe!

About the author

Brian Rossiter

Brian Rossiter

Editor of, Fruit-Powered Digest and Fruit-Powered Video, Brian Rossiter guides health seekers in creating supreme vitality through the Fruit-Powered Life Force Center’s natural health services: the Posture Exercises Method and Raw Vegan Coaching Program. Brian, who enjoys a low-fat raw food diet and posture correction exercises and calisthenics, is also the author of the raw food transition and recipe books Alive!, A Taste of Raw Food: 7 Days of Smoothies ’n’ Salads and the four-volume Mouthwatering Recipe Book Series. These books are available in the Fruit-Powered Store, home to 100-plus natural health products.

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