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!!!