My Secret Fruitarian Beauty Elixir Brew

Hi guys,

So since I last posted about raw vegans and 80/10/10-ers on instagram, I  have found even more amazing fruit inspiration on instagram.

It has really inspired me to beautify my life in all ways. If you follow some of the people I listed in my last post (updated), they will recommend others for you to follow and soon you will be enmeshed in this amazing community of people who make truly beautiful food and inspire you to eat the food that is packed with the most vitamins and minerals i.e. fruits and vegetables.

Speaking of beauty, I wanted to share a, I think, little known secret in the world that I’ve discovered as a result of trying to be raw vegan.

Your looks will noticeably improve.

You don’t have to wear makeup, work out, drink 8 glasses of water a day, get plastic surgery.

Honestly, all you really have to do is eat a ridiculous amount of bananas. Or another fruit of your choice.

I know it sounds crazy.

Every time I have made an effort to eat a LOT of fruits and vegetables for a day or two (sometimes I’m more lax), I have had the same experience.

I will look up at myself in the mirror as I am casually brushing my teeth, and I will RRRRRRRRrrrrr

do a double take.

I’ll be like, “does my face look different?” And I will zoom in for a closer look. I look good. Very good.

I will then ask my mom, “does my face look different?” And she will say “I can’t tell, but you are looking very glamorous these days,” or “you look tan though” or something like that, haha.

But I can tell.

It’s like your face looks like you have makeup on when you don’t. But better than makeup. Your skin looks more tan, (maybe because the redness dissapears). Your skin looks more youthful, your lips look pinker, and eyes brighter.

I’m not kidding.

I’m not alone in finding this, almost all raw food-ists I think can attest to this. You can see in their transformation photos as well that after doing it for a year or two, they often look like a decade younger. So just a tip in case you decide you need a secret beauty weapon of sorts.

(gotta love the book 80/10/10 by Dr. Doug Graham lol)

Ok here is my failproof recipe for making sure this happens. I’m sure you can achieve it other ways and with other fruits, but bananas are the cheapest (5 for $1 here in NYC) and the easiest to find and I think, the most delicious and easiest to drink.

I feel like an old witch who has the ability to transform herself into a young and beautiful sorceress with this secret potion.

(Vanessa, the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid)

Anyway, brew this up and drink this in the morning for two days. That’s my tip.

My Secret Weapon Beauty Elixir

1. Obtain 7-12 bananas that look like this.


Make sure they are spotted brown. It will make the smoothie taste like caramel and cinnamon. (Non spotty bananas aren’t truly ripe and do not have the powers of truly ripe bananas)

2. Put all the bananas in a vitamix or blender.

3. Fill the bottom with lots of water, about 3 cups, or enough to make the potion milky white instead of yellow when you blend it.

4. Add a tray of ice or 2 handfuls of ice cubes.

5. Blend on high till milky white and frothing with bubbles.

6. Drink it all and report back in two days.

Let me know how it goes!!!


Deep Vegan Thoughts

Recently some people have been really annoying me about veganism.

I messaged someone on okcupid and he was like:

“I have to be honest. I don’t think I can date a vegan. Sorry.”


Hope he thinks back on that when his kids are in history class one day studying animal exploitation as a shameful and horrifying piece of world history and everyone is vegan by law.

Sometimes it feels I have created a little bubble for myself on the internet. I subscribe to so many awesome vegan people. But the outside world still acts shocked when you say you are vegan. It’s sort of offputting. I feel like…doesn’t everybody get it by now?

No they don’t. There are still so many people to convince.

So many people who think they NEED meat to thrive.

I took a class the other day with one of my pole dance heroes.

She was like, You have lost weight.  I told her excitedly I had changed my diet. I was like “It’s called fruitarianism. Have you heard of it?”

She hadn’t, and when I told her it was only fruit and vegetables, she started telling me how bad that was and how I would never put on muscle and I needed protein.

I got kind of flustered, because I didn’t want to argue with her, yet I was annoyed. I was way stronger than before and yet she was telling me it was a terrible diet.

What should I do? Go back to my old diet and be stuck in my progress like I was?

She told me she used to be vegan too but once she needed to become a professional athlete she stopped and started eating meat again…for protein.


The protein myth is so huge.

The problem is she IS the professional, incredibly fit athlete and I’m not. But I know there are a lot of incredible fruitarian and vegan athletes out there who made incredible progress in their fitness goals once they became vegan and then fruitarian. For example, Mike Arnstein, the Fruitarian who started WINNING marathons (like first place) once he became fruitarian. Serena Williams hasn’t lost a major tournament since she became a raw vegan.

Mike Arnstein, The Fruitarian

I’ve read so many articles and books explaining the research about protein, which shows we need far less than most people have been led to believe we do. But of course everyone knows we need protein.

Good job, marketers!

I know eating fresh fruits and vegetables has made the biggest improvements in my health so far over anything I have tried. I was eating a ton of cheese and yogurt and beans and common “protein” sources for years.

I’m getting so much stronger.

It is frustrating though when everyone tells you it’s terrible, even though it’s working.

I think it’s one of those things where nobody cares about your diet until you start winning marathons like Mike Arnstein, The Fruitarian on youtube, or looking like Freelea the Banana Girl or losing 100 pounds like Melissa, Get Your Fruit On.

This is working for me like nothing else ever has.

As for ethical veganism, sometimes I feel I have lost  touch with normal life. Is there really an animal holocaust going on?

Sometimes I need to double check that what I’ve seen is real.

I go to Toronto Pig Save’s Facebook and look at their photographs of pigs in the trucks and look into their eyes.

Those pigs are all dead now. Murdered. Cattle cars…still in use. It’s the holocaust out there for animals. It’s a war against them that they can’t fight.

If people would simply look at a Toronto Pig Save video, those same meat eaters would be shaking in their boots.

The problem is no one wants to look. I couldn’t even look at their last video which went viral. The caption said the pigs were screaming in the trucks.

I have heard pigs screaming once, and it was enough. It shakes you. It reminded me of a part in one of my favorite book’s The Princess Bride where the count says “Do you hear that? That is the sound of ultimate suffering.”

It’s in the movie too. But of course the scream although haunting is not the sound of ultimate suffering. That sound is something you could only hear if you listened to someone actually, in real life, experiencing ultimate suffering.

The pigs who were witnessing, hearing and smelling their friends be murdered and boiled alive….they understood ultimate suffering.

this was the mildest of pig slaughterhouse images I could find. Google image pig slaughterhouse.

Veganism is so not what people think it is.

It saddens me that people don’t truly get it.


I think it is because they haven’t seen it with their own eyes.

But further, that they don’t understand that animals are like them in that they are conscious, have lives and families, suffer, understand, have personalities, and feel horror at being murdered.

I have heard there is this island in the bahamas where pigs live free. It’s called Pig Island.

They swim in the clear blue waters and hang out on the beach.

They have big ears that look like wings. They chill with their families. It’s an uninhabited island so no one bothers them. But I think you can visit.


The lucky ones.