Sunday, July 11, 2010

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1/2 large watermelon
12:00 . . 1/2 large watermelon
2:00 . . . 1 lb. organic raspberries
3:00 . . . 4 bananas
5:00 . . . 4 bananas
6:00 . . . 1 large glass watermelon juice (to live for!)
7:00 . . . local tomatoes + pickling cukes

Play: barefoot walking, dance, acrobatics, stretching

It's been a long time (years) since I actually bought some raspberries. Usually, I sample some and find them sour, or they look old and moldy. Raspberries are so delicate. But these were unbelievable AND they were organic AND they were on sale! (magic words) They are such a perfect color and so soft and SWEET. I didn't know raspberries could be this sweet. I'm swooning! And I'm hoping there will be more tomorrow, 'cause I'm bringin' my money.

You may notice that I don't really eat "meals." It's true . . . I don't. I just eat when I want with no regard for schedules or customs. I feel so FREE. Sometimes I'll say I'm having a "snack." My cat Sophie loved the word "snack." ♥

And speaking of animals, one of the greatest benefits of the fruitarian lifestyle is knowing that you are not eating any of your animal friends. I cannot imagine looking at a beautiful animal and thinking, "I'd like to eat you." When I look at my cat Chloe, I only want to hold her and love her. It would seem like a crazy idea to want to eat her.

There are things going on in this mixed-up world that are unspeakable. Heaven help us. ♥


  1. Wow! You are SO lucky having fresh raspberries, it's winter where I live, so they're not growing organically.

    You and I have something in common; we both seem to be fruit addicts :)

    Love your blog, btw.
    Felic Pear x

  2. Hi, Felic Pear! Yes, very lucky! Thank you for being so sweet. Love to you. ♥

  3. When I was still really sick and working my way back from the almost dead due to a severe parasite infection, the only thing I could eat for two whole years was goat's milk yogurt (i thank my goaty friends every day for their help)and raspberries (mostly frozen because that is all i could get). So, needless to say, raspberries hold a special place in my heart and i hope to have my own raspberries brambles one day.

    Love & Light, Esmee

  4. Hi, Esmee. . . Wow, what a story! How did you get the infection? Do you know? It is fascinating how we are able to live on such simple things. The simpler, the better, I think! So glad you have lifted yourself out of such a serious sickness. ♥

  5. Hi Julie,

    I aquired the infection in India when I was only 16 years old (I am 40 now), and it went undiagnosed for 18 years. I just gradually got sicker and sicker. The parasite was Old World hookworm which lives and reproduces in the upper part of the small intestine where the microscopic villi are located. It was finally diagnosed by a Nigerian parasitologist who uses a darkfield microscope. He said it was the worst parasite infection he had seen during the 18 years of his medical practice. I had had three parasite tests prior to this and they were all negative. In the U.S. all parasite tests are done with a lightfield microscope by lab techs, not trained parasitologists. The infection caused both leaky gut and nutrient malabsorption. My immune system began to treat all food like it was The Enemy and every time I ate, I felt so bad I wished I was dead. For several years I ate only once a day at night so I could sleep off the bad effects of the food. I was down to 87 lbs (5'6") with no hope when I was able to start eating the goat yogurt and raspberries. It was a TRUE MIRACLE. That was in 2005 and it has been a long slow road to recovery, but I am 1000% better today than I was then. I still have problems with many fruits, especially bananas and melons. I suspect that the villi have been scarred from the parasites and cannot break down complex sugars. Potatoes, carrots, winter squash, and all grains make me feel insanely bad (like the melons and bananas)and they all have complex sugars. I plan to do a long fast in the future to give my body an opportunity to heal at a deeper level. And maybe the bromelaine in the pineappple will help to breakdown the scar tissue over time and give me a wider variety of fruits to choose from. If not, I am okay with that. I once read that Upton Sinclair could only eat three foods without getting sick, one of which was pineapple. A good friend of mine has an acquaintence who was suffering from congestive heart failure who could only eat two foods without getting sick, one of which was pineapple. I am convinced that there is something quite special about pineapple and I am very grateful that I can get big beautiful ones from Costco for only $3 each!!! I am blessed.♥♥♥

    Love & Light, Esmee ♥

    p.s. I LOVE the names of your cats. Maybe you can post a picture of them on your blog some time...

  6. Hi, Esmee . . . We are writing to each other everywhere today! FUN. Man, you have really been through it. I cannot IMAGINE spending 10 years sick in bed. Especially during the years when most people are blossoming and thriving. I'm so sorry this happened to you! But I am sure you appreciate your current level of health and all your blessings more than ANYONE. And you have learned so much . . . you will be a beacon of light to so many who feel hopeless.

    I was really sick, too, but I was able to drag myself around for the most part.

    Thank you for writing this whole story. Now I understand why you are sensitive to even fruit. Maybe you are inspiring me to eat more pineapple! I love a good sweet one!

    And thanks for the kitty love. : )

    Julie ♥

  7. Julie,

    After skipping around on your blog here and there, I'm truly inspired... Your blog is simply beautiful.

    I am amazed that you only eat fruit, and I admire that you always make time to PLAY - what seems like EVERYDAY. I can tell you really value those two aspects of your life: Fruit/Play.

    Something that I have to ask though, given that your blogs seem sooooo Blissful, what do you do for to make a living?

  8. Thank you so much, Max! I am a yoga teacher . . . I'm sure that's part of why I seem fairly blissed. That plus fruit will do it! I make most of my money giving people private sessions. Also, I don't have children and I have a husband with a good job. I did all the corporate stuff for a while and we saved. Now at 55 I can cruise a bit. : ) However, if I lost everything, I could live VERY simply. I don't think I could go back and work for The Man. ; )

  9. hello sweet jules, i love your fruity blog, thank you for sharing.. love kveta

  10. Thank you, Kveta! ♥ It is wonderful to see you here. I love your blog, too. Love you, Fruit Sistah!

  11. love you too sweet fruit fairy :) thank you for your constant fruity friendship. enjoy all you do, with daily yummy and beautiful fruits

  12. Thank you very much! ♥ Sending love to you and Mango . . .