My June Vegan Favorites

Hello everyone,

Summer is here and the fruit is heavenly. I have been eating a lot of fruitarian cereal breakfasts. Today I put this amazing peach in the banana mylk and it was divine.

I have been kind of at a loss of what to write about lately. So I thought I would share some great tips like in my last post, of things I have been really in to of late. Kind of like a June Favorites video on youtube.

My Top 5 Vegan June Favorites:

1. Fruitarian Cereal 

I got this idea from a fully raw kristina video, but basically all you need are:

dried mulberries for the granola or cereal component

banana mylk (i.e a blended banana with water and ice) for the milk

– fresh fruit and berries like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, sliced bananas, peaches

optional- raisins, dried figs, dates, flax seeds to sprinkle on top


It tastes exactly like cereal! I know you probably won’t believe me till you’ve tried it, but I ate it for breakfast and lunch today. Here are some additional pro tips:

1. Don’t use too many mulberries. Use less than you would think. Just a handful is enough. Too much and they start tasting a bit bland weirdly enough, but in the right amount they taste really sweet.

2. Put ice in your banana mylk. The ice gives it the taste of cold cereal milk from the fridge.


3. Don’t forget to use a spotted banana for your banana milk, it will make the milk taste much sweeter.

 2. These Hilarious Parody Videos of Happy Healthy Vegan and Durianrider and Freelee

I found these on youtube today and GOLD MINE. It was as if youtube stars Happy Healthy Vegan and Durian Rider and Freelee, all of whom I have learned a ton from and enjoy watching greatly, had been parodied on SNL. I was dying of laughter. So spot on. HEHHAHHAHAHHA.

And while we are at it, check out these before and afters of Ryan and Anji I found:

Here are the hilarious videos:

Happy Healthy Fat Vegan

Fat Freelee

Let me know if you guys find these as funny as I do in the comments below hehe.

3. Top 20 Tips I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago When I Started on a Raw Foods Diet

I watched this long lecture by John Kohler last night which he gave at Woodstock Fruit Festival Hawaii about his best tips for any one into raw foods. I was so impressed by him at the Woodstock fruit festival last year. He is so knowledgeable and his 20 tips were really educational. Some of the tips I liked the most were keeping a food diary and writing down how you feel after you eat certain foods, the idea of never using an alarm clock, the importance of growing your own food, and the importance of getting a wide variety of plants in your diet.

Put it on while you are doing something else in the background and learn from a guy who knows a ton about health. I think he has the most popular gardening channel on youtube and I can’t wait to use some of his tips if I ever have a garden one day.

4. High Carb Hannah’s Youtube Channel and her E Book Raw till Whenever

I have been really impressed with High Carb Hannah’s youtube channel lately. She makes really informative videos. The way she lost 50 pounds was just by focusing completely on unprocessed vegan whole foods–not caring about whether she was sometimes eating more raw or more starches, not really caring about keeping fat under 10% as long as it was from whole foods like avocados or nuts.

I had bought her e book a while back and was very impressed with her recipes and how she made eating healthy seem so simple by focusing on the concept of whole foods. Today I tried one of her salad dressing recipes and it was amazing. I also want to try making the acai bowl she showed how to make on her youtube channel. Check her out if you don’t know her already.

5. My Cherry Bowl from Amazon


I got this great bowl for eating cherries on amazon. It has a bowl underneath the bowl that you can put the cherry pits in, and it just makes eating cherries very enjoyable.



You can get the cherry bowl on amazon.

Do you guys have any favorites this month? Please share with me in the comments.

Hope you are all having a great summer!

5 Vegan Things I’ve Been Loving Lately


Hello guys,

Recently I feel I have entered into one of the happiest periods in my life. (My new job is the culprit and I want to write more about it soon and what it is teaching me) but I have been thinking about some helpful vegan things I’ve learned recently that I wanted to share with you guys. So let’s get started! (as they say on youtube).

1. Gary Yourofsky

I have been watching the youtube channel of vegan animal liberationist Gary Yourofsky.

Wow, why hadn’t I watched him before?! I thought the whole “Best Speech Ever” thing was just gonna be boring stuff I already knew about veganism, but I didn’t understand that I was dealing with the most powerful, convicted, charismatic speaker about veganism I’d ever heard. He gets animal rights on such a gut level that you can’t help but agree with him that it makes perfect sense. He explains everything so clearly. And he’s not afraid to tell the truth no matter who he is speaking to.

That’s one thing I have struggled with–telling the horrific truth to people I come in contact with. I try to soften it for them a lot so they don’t become ashamed of themselves and feel attacked. But I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to tell people the truth and get them to see it too. I don’t want to lead by example anymore. In fact, I’ve never liked the idea of not speaking up and just letting people come to me when they are ready to turn vegan. I want to explain it to people and make them change. Most people think that is impossible, but Gary does it. I have been learning so much from him about how to be a better activist.

I am gonna keep watching him and read the articles on his website and get better.

2. The Importance of Sleep

I have a night job now and finally I get how important sleep is. In a way, this is a great experience because when I go back to focusing on my health over focusing on my exciting new job, I will finally give REST the respect it deserves and get early nights like Durianrider is alway saying.

3. Vegan Fruitarians

Guys, if you are at all interested in healing your body and the frontiers of extreme health, get thyself over to the group on Facebook Vegan Fruitarians. There you can get the expert guidance and trouble shooting of Squeegee Beckenheim of “How I Cured Myself From the Suicide Disease” fame and Natalie Lenka of “I Felt Alive for the First Time in my Life” fame (both people who cured themselves of allegedly incurable diseases on a raw vegan diet). This group is where it’s all going down!!! So don’t ask me…join them.

Recently I have been experimenting with more starch and even though I thought I was loving eating so many mashed potatoes and vegan gravy for a while, eventually I just had to admit that I wasn’t really feeling ideal on it, so I’m going back to my old ways of more fruit based than starch based. The potatoes kind of make me feel exhausted…but maybe it is the gravy mix I was using which was dehydrating me or something…I don’t know…but it’s like you just keep remembering in your head, I don’t feel like this when I eat fruit. Nothing seems to beat the fresh invigorating feeling of eating fruit. Thankfully it’s summer soon and all the good fruits are on their way <3

4. Vegan Shoes

I have your vegan shoe needs covered here. Seriously if you need cool sandals for summer look no further than my pinterest board. I do not make any money from my pinterest board, I just enjoy providing the service of finding the vegan shoes for people that are actually cool. If you click any of the pics on the pinterest board you can click through to where you can buy them all online. I recently bought this sandal and this sandal and they are awesome. Also, if you know anyone who needs stylish vegan shoes, feel free to send them this board. It’s good people! Am I right?

5. The Woodstock Fruit Festival

anne osborne

We all got an email saying it’s going to be the last year! No!! Hearing that makes me realize what an awesome experience it was. I’m sad I only got to go one year. I am planning on going this year too. People say it is expensive, but you get lectures from fascinating people every hour of the whole week. My favorite lecturers last year were John Kohler who has the biggest and best gardening channel on youtube and Anne Osborne, who is the coolest and nicest person and I think the longest term fruitarian?

John Kohler of Growing Your Greens on youtube

You also learn about true health and feel awesome for the week eating totally raw vegan, meet fascinating people and friends….and it was just a pretty fun time and that’s coming from a pretty shy person who doesn’t make friends that easily–moi.

Anyway, how are you guys? I would love to hear from you about what you are thinking about and how your vegan journeys are going. It sounds dumb to say vegan journey…but it is a journey…getting healthier, happier and being a better activist and all that.