so i was thinking a good way to support you on your frugivore/HCRV journey is to have a 30 day challenge and what better time to kick off then Jan 1st 2021! i have been on board the frugivore diet since April 1st (and fruit-based for 14 years) and i will commit myself to this thread to help support you and answer your questions as best as i can. you could post what you eat here everyday (with pics if you want) which will help keep you accountable. doing 30 days on the frugivore diet or a high carb raw vegan diet is going to be a wonderful way to start the new year with a fresh light spirit and positive outlook. there are infinite free resources on this site if you need meal ideas or more motivation, just do a search in the thousands of discussions or photos. you can also check out my recent "what I eat in a week on the frugivore diet" or else my updated book go fruit yourself has meal planners and 32 of the best raw vegan recipes or the 80-10-10 Diet by doug graham is also fantastic. ok, so here we go! who is in??

here is a free pdf that was originally made for the 30 bananas a day website but will help on this challenge, you can download it by clicking here> FrugivoreDietBrochure.pdf


  • this is a raw living foods challenge so no cooked food is to be consumed or posted here in the thread. please share your raw breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner here and preferably with your calorie intake. 
  • please use to work out your calorie intake. females aim for 2100 or more calories per day (2500 is best). males for 2700 or more (3000+ best). 
  • please go out and buy a box of bananas and a box of dates to begin with!

* BELOW is a playlist below of 30 videos i made in 30 days about succeeding on a raw food (frugivore) diet, please watch:  

FREELEE'S RAW FOOD BOOK (with 30 of the best raw food recipes + much more):


  1. what i ate today as a raw vegan (2009)
  2. what i eat in a week (raw vegan shopping) (2012)
  3. what i eat in a day on a Fullyraw Diet (2013)  
  4. what I ate today on a raw food diet (2013)
  5. what i eat wednesdays raw vegan (2013)
  6. what i ate, exercise etc (2013)
  7. what i eat in a week on a living foods diet (2013)
  8. all the fruit i ate today, fully raw vegan diary (2013)
  9. raw food i ate today plus haul (2013)
  10. my raw vegan new years eve feast!(2014)
  11. what i ate on a fullyraw diet (2016)
  12. what i eat on a raw food diet (2016)
  13. 30 days raw, no poo day, shopping (2016)
  14. chatting about my raw food 30 day experience








So what is The Frugivore Diet?

the frugivore diet is a fruit-based diet that best suits the human frugivores physiological requirements. this includes a living foods diet of mostly sweet and non-sweet fruits, leafy greens, some vegetables, nuts, seeds. if you would like to learn more about a humans basic anatomy in comparison to other frugivores and non-frugivorous animals then check out this comparative anatomy chart i revised. you can click on the picture for better quality. 


here is a simple infographic i put together many years ago that still applies today. i would just replace pasta with yams when it comes to optimal back up food. 




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  • well done everyone! would love to hear your experiences shared on this thread so we can inspire more humans to jump on :)

    please share your results/experience after 30 days on the frugivore (raw food) diet!
    would love to hear how you went after 30 days on the frugivore diet. please lettuce know in the comments. the struggles, the successes etc. and congr…
  • Day 30! Today was a bunch of bananas with a carob sauce, bunch of dates, and a huge salad with tahini dressing. Been hitting 3000 or more calories in a day and I'm totally used to the volume I need now I think. Feeling just amazing. I think this may be it for me for life ❤️

    • Glad you are doing so wel!l :D There is no other way imo <3 

  • So I tried sumo oranges for the first time...very expensive compared to the regular cara cara navel oranges or florida peels like a tangerine and is seadless like was ok. Over hyped in my opinion...but nice and sweet as expected ...i love fruit lol. For the last 3 weeks my lunch has been either fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice...i definitely dont lack vitamin c lol

    • I ❤️ Sumo oranges! But yes, they are very expensive. Probably because they are only available a few months a year.

    • Haha :'D vitamin c is always around 2000% on the cronometer :'D 

  • Yesterday was totally awesome! I had the sweetest car Cara oranges all day. I wasn't in the mood really for anything else and they were just spectacular. I have no idea how many I had. I just ate them whenever I felt hungry 😋

  • Day 30! Woohoo! Fresh squeezed orange juice 1L , Rockmelon , Orange juice 1L , Apples , Coodles with yummy savoury sauce with fresh basil and parsley and probs have some peanut butter balls later with a peppermint tea :) 

    So I've been keeping a diary for many, many, work hours, things that happen. I asked my youngest (22) what are you kids gonna do with all my diaries when I cark it...he snapped back "I dunno Mah...but no-ones dying on my watch!" :'D My life would be dull without those brats :'D <3 8496062299?profile=RESIZE_930x

    • This looks yummy! I love the way your son thinks!!❤️

      • I have lots of cucumbers in the garden atm so I'll probs have this a few more times to use them up :) It was pretty damn delicious...the fresh basil and parsley made it. 

        Yeah...he's a card that boi...never a dull moment! :'D 

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