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here is a free pdf that was originally made for the 30 bananas a day website but will help on this challenge, you can download it by clicking here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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                    • My record was 210 in a week, so I find your count incomprehensibly big. 

              • Hope it helps! :D <3 

  • Today my off day, doing this alternate days, but started the day with half tin sardines on toast.  Not my usual start to the day, pretty much fruit every breakfast for 12 years.  But my weight was good. Then had usual fruit breakfast..  Let's hope I get some dates.

  • Freelee mentioned I was low cal yesterday and damn was she right. I underestimated the calories in dates and today I was so tired. At least upon waking up and in the morning. I packed in a bunch (like 15 bananas) in a smoothie and chugged it. I was so hungry. Not making that mistake again! I think I'm still finding my groove with understanding the quantity of food I need to be consuming. 

    today was the banana smoothie for breakfast. Lunch was about 5 oranges and 15 dates. Dinner was sliced banana, strawberries, and dates drizzled with carob sauce. I had two giant plates. I didn't snack much but I think it was from eating larger quantities each meal. 

  • Day 12 is a great day filled with the sweetest fruits! 😋☺️ 
    I had blackberries that were like candy ,  strawberries and lots of bananas. I  made guacamole and pico de gallo and had that with chips ( just cucumber slices 😜). Then  for dinner I had more of the sweetest Cara Cara oranges I've ever eaten!
    Can tomorrow be like this too 🙏🏼

  • Anyone have suggestions for the winter months?  I've been doing raw till 4 for years and have been wanting to make the totally raw jump year round but struggling in the winter here in Utah. The cold leaves me wanting for warm veggie soups.  Any suggestions of "warming" foods to try?

    • Yesss! Make raw soup! You can warm it by putting it in a blender on high for a two or three mins. It's not cooked but it's not cold either. Also eating things are room temp rather than right out of your fridge. Then for yourself, get moving around. Exercise, wear layers, drink warm or room temp water with lemon. That's what I've done when raw even in snow storms :) 

      • I'll try that!!! It's just a barren fruit desert here in Utah!  Have to buy most my produce at Costco which I dislike because of the plastic containers. I try buying my mangoes at sprouts but they never ripen correctly etc.  I just started getting that Misfits produce box which has been awesome but it's mostly veggies and apples etc which is great but trying to find more fruit options here

        • I agree with Corey. And I know buying your fruit in plastic containers sucks, but if that's the only way to get your fruit... get your fruit. I love  the variety of oranges in Winter. Grapes, bananas and dates are staples as well. And of course you have the savory fruits... cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, sweet peppers. And I love making raw soups and chilli. 

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