A couple has gone viral on TikTok after sharing their earthy diet which consists of fruit, vegetables, low salt and leaves out any processed sugar or oils.
Allee and her fiancé Hendry Gurong who are understood to be primarily based in the US but also document themselves regularly traveling around the globe, have been together for ten years – time that has largely been spent doing yoga, and dedicating themselves to a ‘high raw’ vegan lifestyle.
A high raw vegan diet includes 75 per cent to 90 per cent raw and unprocessed foods and 10 per cent to 25 per cent cooked foods, however bans processed sugar and oil all together.
The couple went viral after sharing a ‘what we eat in a day as high raw vegans’ video to TikTok, which gained over 135,000 views and nearly 10,000 likes.
Allee and her fiancé Hendry have gone viral on TikTok after revealing their high raw vegan diet which includes ‘no sugar, low salt, and no oil’
Allee and Hendry have been a couple for over ten years and have spent their time together documenting their diets specifically on their TikTok channel
In one video the couple shared that they often only eat fruit and had ‘8lbs’ of melon to ‘hydrate,’ the couple calls their meals ‘fruitfeasts’ which include many different fruits
The couple mostly survives off of fruit and large portions of it too, when eating fruit they usually tell viewers they eat multiple pounds of mangoes or melons
High raw vegan diet: What it is and how sustainable it is?
- A high raw vegan diet includes mostly raw unprocessed foods but usually follows a percentage of 75-90% raw foods and 25-10% cooked foods.
- A raw foods diet includes foods in their uncooked or natural state and omits most other foods
- Although a high raw vegan diet may improve heart health and reduce your risk for diabetes, it’s important check vitamin B12 levels which come from the consumption of animal products while following a raw diet
- A high raw vegan diet may also result in a nutritionally unbalanced diet and may cause muscles and bones to weaken
The video began with them sharing they ‘hydrate’ with ‘8lbs’ of melon. Then snacked on a ‘fruitfeast’ made up of mangoes and pithayas.
For the lunch the couple shared a blueberry muffin ‘nice cream’, which is their raw vegan version of ice cream, and finished off their day with eggplant alfredo with brown rice and gluten free pasta.
When they aren’t eating raw food, the pair practice yoga and are both founders of ‘Ah The Space’ where they share five weekly practices made to ‘train the mind-body to cultivate an open, spacious, expansive presence.’
Their TikTok channel has received major traffic from both vegans and non-vegans – with many voicing shock at seeing what the couple survives on.
In one clip Allee and Hendry share their meals of the day as passionfruit and strawberries, mangos, a salad made with purely vegetables, homemade cinnamon rolls and burgers – vegan of course.
And their diets don’t seem to differ from day to day either; in another clip the couple documented themselves eating a plate of vegetables, an avocado salad with onions and peppers, avocado toast and vegetable kabobs.
The two did decide to mix it up for dinner, adding a rare plate of grains into the mix in the form of lentils and rice mixed with okras, potatoes, pickled vegetables and spinach.
One of their ‘what we eat in a day’ videos includes avocado toast on sourdough bread (left), as well as a salad made with veggie patties, greens and tomatoes (right)
Their next meal was stuffed peppers topped with onions, sprouts and olives (left), and they then ate brown rice pasta with eggplant (right) – one of their rare non-raw meals
Allee and her fiancé aren’t just known for their bizarre diets, they are also known for eating with their hands, one clip showed Allee eating a whole plate of mangoes with her hands
In one video Hendry explained that eating with your hands helps to ‘deepen your connection’ while he ate a plate of greens, corn and other vegetables
In another ‘what we eat in a day’ video the couple shared a plate of vegetable kabobs (left), as well as grains and vegetables (right), which they add into their diet every now and then
Fruit, fruit, and more fruit! What a ‘high raw’ vegan daily diet looks like…
BREAKFAST: 8lbs of Hami melon for ‘hydration’, followed by a ‘fruit feast’ of passionfruit, mangoes, and pitaya
LUNCH: Blueberry muffin ‘nice cream’
DINNER: Eggplant alfredo with brown rice pasta
BREAKFAST: 2lbs of strawberries, 2lbs of yellow dragon fruit, and three passionfruit
LUNCH: Four honey mangoes each
SNACK: Raw cinnamon rolls
DINNER: Lentil sweet potato patties and salad
The couple’s fruit based TikTok also shows them cooking, eating and practicing yoga which they note is essential as it ‘aids in digestion.’
Allee and Hendry gave their followers an even deeper dive into their lifestyle when they shared they often don’t use utensils when eating.
In one clip both Allee and Hendry are shown eating with their hands which they said helps to ‘engage all your senses’ and ‘deepens your connection and gratitude. ‘
Allee and Hendry even share some of their recipes on their TikTok and their website including a ‘raw vegan sushi’ recipe in Hendry showed their followers how to incorporate sushi in their high raw vegan diet.
Although the couple doesn’t fully believe in utensils Hendry will make an exception for their ‘blueberry muffin nicecream’ which is their vegan version of ice cream
Besides running a fruit based TikTok, Allee and Hendry also spend their time practicing yoga and even share techniques to their website and Instagram
Another video showed them eating an avocado salad with onions and peppers (left), which they paired with mixed greens and veggie sliders (right)
The couple even shares recipes to both their TikTok and Instagram including this raw sushi which included nori wraps with avocado, mangoes, cucumbers and sprouts
The clip showed Hendry filling nori wraps with avocados, mangos, cucumbers and sprouts. He ended the video by rolling up the sushi and eating it right away.
And their TikTok channel doesn’t just document what they eat, the couple also explains why they follow a high raw vegan diet.
In one video titled ‘why eat the rainbow’ Hendry explains that the benefits of eating ‘yellow’ or a pineapple are that it’s great for both your skin and eyes.
The video then cuts to a clip of Hendry cutting open a coconut and explaining that the fruit helps to ‘reduce inflammation, protect cells against damages’ and provides the body with ‘necessary electrolytes.’
And in an last effort to persuade their followers to go high raw vegan, Hendry shows a sapote fruit with the caption ‘the benefits of eating brown’ and said the fruit helps to ‘aid in digestion, boost immunity, and maintain strong bones.’
TikTok users were shocked by their diet and while some applauded them for their dedication many questioned if the couple was ‘ok’
The couple also added that they spend around $200 per week on groceries despite banning both sugar and oil from their diet.
Their TikTok followers were shocked by their lifestyle and while some users were impressed by the couple’s dedication to their diet, many were quick to fill their comments section with their concerns.
‘Are you guys ok,’ questioned one user.
‘YESSSSSSSS I want this lifestyle,’ said another.’
A third user added: ‘Bro is on 1%.’
‘I’m not hating but at all but y’all look tired,’ commented another user.