My friend Bryne Carruthers, Health/Raw Food Educator and Nutritional Counsellor, gave a wonderful talk on Thursday at the Lotus Wings In Perth, Ontario. The course was called; “Eat Fruit Feel Good”.
I met Bryne through my dear friends Denise Carpenter and Catherine Jane, owners of Lotus Wings. Both felt that Bryne and I should connect, and am I ever glad we did! We hit it off and I gained a new friend.
I arrived early to help Bryne setup. I was assigned the task of blender girl, yay! As I approached the counter where the fruit was waiting to be blended I could see the big bad beauty there, glowing. I was like a kid in a candy store...but managed to contain myself. I had never used this powerful machine that surely most of you have heard of; the almighty Vitamix.
Bryne showed me how to use it because it is quite powerful and we wouldn’t want to kill all the enzymes with a beginner’s need-for-speed ;)
We made a delicious daterade, which was Bryne’s recipe. Basically it consisted of soaked dates blended with water. It would serve as a lovely coffee or latte substitute, especially with a little nut milk, mmmm. By adding banana to the daterade instead of fats and vanilla you could make a super thick and sweet vanilla latte, while still respecting the principles of Bryne’s teaching of food combination for improved digestion.
Bryne’s course consists of four classes. The first class outline on Thursday covered; Bryne’s story, the diet, fruit, fat, protein, and calories. I learned a lot and really enjoyed Bryne’s approach, relaxed and genial.
I plan to be Bryne’s assistant for the following 3 weeks. The bonus is that I get to soak in all the valuable education goodness that Bryne has to offer.
One part of the assigned homework, eat fruit! That’s yummy homework ;)
Life is good, keep it alive!