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I want to love fruit....


Thursday, March 08, 2012

I do. Want to that is. And I suppose if someone prepared a wonderful variety and delivered it to me several times a day I might. Meanwhile, I don't.

Raised by a generation that was newly delighted with TV dinners and canned fruits and vegetables, i honestly don't remember meeting fresh fruit till I was a mom. Canned pineapple, peaches and pears were the variety that molded my youth. Maybe that's why I'm not hooked in to it now. (And sadly and with some embarrassment, I still love canned green beans)

Every morning as I brush my teeth and hand-deliver some handfuls of fresh, cold water to the awakened me, I thank God anew for the great stuff He made for us. I actually marvel at it. Water is high on my list of yummy things to be grateful for and most grateful I am.

I wonder if I could begin to view fruit - the gloriously fresh kind - as a gift from Him. Well, it is after all, and as such learn to appreciate it, maybe love it, and certainly seek it.

So far it isn't working. I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have to help me start loving the good growing stuff He made to keep us healthy.

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GABY1948 4/17/2012 9:20AM

    I had to laugh, water is my number one yummy too and I also love canned green beans...much better tha the frozen. As for fruit, could you buy the pre cut fruit at the supermarket? It isn't exactly delivered to you, but it's the next best thing. I persoally concentrate more on veggies...but most days I force myself to have one apple...but fruit is not my biggie either! xxx

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VISUALLYRICS 3/9/2012 7:18PM

    Smoothies are a nice start as it is a drink and might be more palatable for you.
I am a fruit lover to the core...so you have me really thinking.. Lol!

It depends what you have a taste for - sweet, crunchy, tart...what are your preferences? An apple is a nice start...I'd go for a sweet full of flavor pick like a Pink Lady or the rather expensive Honeycrisp. These are so full of flavor!

Berries are luscious too. Fresh berries like blueberries, dew berries, raspberries and blackberries make The emoticon cobbler in the whole world! Lol!!

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AVANELL 3/9/2012 1:32PM

    Smoothie with banana and strawberries is yummy! And I love a fresh fruit salad with oranges, strawberries and bananas! Really haven't been a big fan of fruit until lately, but I found that when I get all the processed sweets out of my body the fruit tastes better and is much more enjoyable!

Ask God to give you a desire for healthy fruits! He answers when we call on Him for help!




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PURPLELVR7 3/8/2012 8:40PM

    I eat as many fresh veggies as possible, but still love canned green beans.
As far as fresh fruit - I love it. Not sure how you can learn, except keep trying different varieties

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BEAMISH7 3/8/2012 7:57PM

    Well Tuner....you made my mouth water with those tasty descriptions. And maybe I haven't given them a chance. I buy them and then throw them away. Perhaps I need only commit to two weeks of a fruit or two a day. Thanks for the sensory advertisement.

And ROVegan---I actually don't even do canned fruit anymore - just no fruit at all but I will try your suggestion of a smoothie as a starting point.

Thank you both!

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TUNERVILLE 3/8/2012 7:49PM

    Oh my. This I just cannot fathom! Surely everyone who gave it a fair chance would absolutely fall in love with fruit! Bursting with beauty. Full of flair. Oh so good to you and so fullfilling. And forgiving...very forgiving in the tracker department. So readily available when you are in need of something...uh...well, fresh! So delightfully scented. No recipe needed for success with fruit. I can go on and on about the ways we love fruit at my house! Go quickly to the supermarket and load up on a variety. A fresh pineapple is so superb! And crunchy Grapes...yummm!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/8/2012 7:11PM

    Try making a smoothie with a real banana and some other real fruit. I think this may be a great way to transition.

I could also add that the cans are laced with BPH on the inside, that sugar is added to most, that the majority of fruit unless organic has pesticides, fungacides, herbicides, grown in dead soil and makes it to the market that way. But, would this make a difference?

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