A fruitarian diet is a type of diet that primarily consists of fruits, nuts, and seeds. Contrary to how the term may sound, a fruitarian diet doesn't only consist of sweet fruit. The term fruit is commonly used to describe sweet produce, but fruit is actually any seed-bearing structure that comes from a flowering plant. Squash, pumpkin, peas, beans and rice are all examples of fruit and none are sweet. Seeds used in a fruitarian diet include quinoa, almonds and cashews. Of course the sweet fruits that are commonly referred to as fruit include berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples and pears. Carrots for example are produce which are definitively not fruit. However carrot plants do bear fruit once mature, though the fruit is not normally consumed by humans. People who follow a fruitarian diet avoid consuming animal products and generally any produce which has been sourced as a result of destroying the plant. The idea behind a fruitarian diet is to eat only foods that are plant-based and do not harm the plants or environment to harvest. Several factors are significant in a fruitarian diet, including styles of recipe preparation, nutritional value and aesthetics. At Chakra we put lots of energy into innovating recipes and making fruitarian dishes exceptional so that even those who are not exclusively vegan enjoy them with suprising enthusiasm.
Steamed asparagus (chilled) and walnuts with lemon vinaigrette or tamarind dressing.
Slices of cucumber with tomato, carrot, onion, garlic, cilantro and a tangy sweet and sour dressing.
A refreshing cold soup made with tomatoes, watermelon, olive oil, water, fresh lime juice, cucumber, bell pepper and chili pepper.
Brown-red rice, lettuce, tomato, cabbage, squash, tomato, dried apricot, corn and berries.
Quinoa, green beans, chickpeas, lettuce, cabbage, currants, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
Steamed mung bean noodles, kidney beans, peas, squash, and basil leaves.
Brown-red rice, seasonal berries, red cabbage, cashew nuts.
Brown-red rice, squash, walnuts, figs, cucumber, sun dried tomatoes, chickpeas, almonds and sunflower seeds.
Gluten-free wholegrain bread with two slices of plant-based cheese, with a side of relish.
Gluten-free wholegrain bread with slices of grilled tofu, with a side of relish.
Gluten-free wholegrain bread with spiced tofu, vegan mayonnaise, cucumber.
Gluten-free wholegrain bread with black bean veggie burger, lettuce, tomato, with a side of relish.
Gluten-free wholegrain bread with sun dried tomatoes, lettuce, slice of plant-based cheese, olive oil.
Quinoa, tomato, pumpkin, squash, chickpeas, celery leaf, cooked into a thick savory stew. Served with blue corn chips.
Barley, pumpkin, squash, chickpeas, celery, in a cooked into a thick savory stew.
Brown-red rice, pumpkin, squash, chickpeas, celery, in a cooked into a thick savory stew.
Linguine pasta, squash, in a slightly spicy savory tomato sauce.
Linguine pasta, bell pepper, ground olives, in a tofu coconut milk cream sauce.
Pasta shells, bell pepper, ground olives, in a tofu coconut milk cream sauce.
Linguine pasta, bell pepper, pumpkin, basil, in a spicy tomato sauce.
Penne pasta, bell pepper, pumpkin, green bean, in a savory black pepper sauce.
Lasagna noodles, plant based cheese, tomato sauce, ground olives, ground tofu, bell pepper.
Fruits are an essential part of a fruitarian diet. They are the main source of calories, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. There are several types of fruits that are typically consumed on a fruitarian diet. These include:
1. Berries - Berries are small, juicy fruits that are high in antioxidants and other nutrients. They come in a variety of colors and flavors, including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries.
2. Citrus fruits - Citrus fruits are a good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. They include oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits.
3. Melons - Melons are juicy fruits that are low in calories and high in water content. They include watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew.
4. Tropical fruits - Tropical fruits are exotic fruits that are typically grown in warm climates. They include bananas, pineapples, mangoes, papayas, and guavas.
5. Stone fruits - Stone fruits are fruits that have a pit or stone in the center. They include peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, and nectarines.
6. Apples and pears - Apples and pears are popular fruits that are high in fiber and other nutrients. They come in a variety of colors and flavors, including Granny Smith apples, Gala apples, and Bartlett pears.