Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
11:00 . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
4:00 . . . 1 lb. black grapes
5:00 . . . 6 oranges + 2 lbs. campari tomatoes + 4 pickling cucumbers
7:00 . . . 8 oranges, cut into wedges

Play: gymnastics, yoga, stretching

We are experiencing LOTS of rain from Hurricane Ida. It is cozy-feeling and good for resting and sleeping. However, there is no sunshine for days, and we need sunshine in our eyes and on our skin to feel really good.

During weather like this, my thoughts used to turn to comfort food like soups and baked potatoes and worse things I won't even mention. No need to go THERE. Nightmare City. But thanks to my new improved fruitarian life I now start thinking instead of fruit that contains lots of sunshine like oranges and pineapples. Look at the orange slice. . . it even looks like the sun! So here I am loading up on oranges and I am grateful to Whole Foods for having such awesome organic valencias, even though it is not really orange season yet.

I remember some years ago that I bought a little vial of orange essential oil to use as perfume and also to put in the bath. I loved the smell of oranges, even before I went fruity. On all the essential oils, they have a word or two to describe their qualities, like on Lavender it says "Calming, Relaxing" and on Myrrh it says "Meditative." Well, on the Orange one it says "Cheering, Uplifting." YES!!! That is exactly right! Oranges ARE cheering and uplifting, the real thing even more so than the oil.

Seems to me that lots of peeps are self-medicating with caffeine and chocolate to lift their spirits, artificially so. It is no coincidence that Starbucks Coffee originated in Seattle, where it rains a LOT and the depression and suicide rate is high. But hey, I hate to be the one to break it to ya, but coffee and chocolate are POISONS to your system, to your whole being.

Instead of poisoning yourself with some toxic acidic chemicals that drug your brain, why not try some oranges??? You can eat a TON of them. You alert readers can see that yesterday I ate 30 oranges! And each one was a big piece of cheering candy, for real. Yes, indeed, it is quite the revelation to understand that fruit is the Ultimate Comfort Food. ♥


  1. Hi Julie,

    I Love to read your so lovely blog.
    I'm "tutti fruiti" on iheartfruit, fruitarian for 6 months now.


    30 oranges ! wahouh ! -I love them ^_^-
    How much do you payed a kilo ?!

    I have read on 30bad that you don't eat fat... What are your reasons ? Does it mean never avocado, durian, olives ?
    I react not very well on avocado and other fat, so I don't eat them now, maybe exceptionaly.

    Also I begin to eat bananas and it seems that it block my nose a little. In 30bad, some people say that it is mucus forming and they don't feel very good and deshydrated.
    Sure they are not expensive...
    Can you give me your opinion please ?

    I also love dance and yoga, you inspired me a lot by your way of living :)

    thank you for all the love you share.


  2. haha I think it's awesome that you can eat 30 oranges. I might try that on a rainy, blue day because oranges do have a lot of cheer : )

  3. Hi, Tinah. . . Good to see you! Yes, DO try that. Much happiness! ♥

    Dear Sandrine. . . Wow. Thank you for your lovely note. It has really made my day special. We have a LOT in common: yoga, dance, fruit. And I just read your wonderful interview with Mango! Very sweet and inspiring for lots of people.

    Let's see. . . I pay $4.49 for 4 pounds, so that's about $2.00 a kilo, I guess. And I just eat what I want, as long as it's fruit. I just don't really like avos and olives, and I have only had frozen durian, which I do like. Interesting about bananas. . . some people love them, some don't. I wrote about bananas in the blog post before this one. Sorry I don't have the answers for you. But listen to your body. I go through phases with bananas. I tend to like them more in winter because they are a denser fruit.

    Thank you for visiting/writing! ♥


  4. Dear Julie,

    thank you for your message, it make me happy :-)
    happy to know that you've liked my interview and well surprised that my note makes your day a little special !

    I have found oranges today at the same price of you and they are good, but non organics... I will wait a little to have some. I like so much good oranges juice. Maybe we'll make a fast orange juice one time together and with others iheartfruiters ^_^

    I have taste recetly mini-bananas and like them more.

    Love and joy