Papaya Island/Mono Island

Papaya Island/Mono Island

I spontaneously decided to eat only papayas (+ some veggies and passion fruit) for one day to support my body’s detoxification. However, the benefits of a mono island are countless.

What is papaya island/mono island?

The term ‘mono island’ describes a period of time where you only eat one particular fruit. The purpose of this ‘island’ is to give your body a break from digestion. Your body uses this excess energy to heal and detoxify. A mono island is easier to execute than water fasting, due to the unlimited amount of calories you are allowed to eat during the fast. You can either ‘visit’ a mono island for only one or two days or plan on doing a “full detox” for 1 to 4 weeks. Some people do a cleanse like this for up to 3 months.

Only 1 fruit?

Some people argue that eating other fruit or vegetables might interfere with a mono island. But in my opinion, it won’t. I believe that incorporating leafy greens, vegetables, herbs and spices doesn’t only complete your diet nutrient-wise but also supports the detoxification process due to the beneficial components found in different plants. Whether you want to get 100% of your calories from one fruit or decide to go with only 80% is totally up to you. I personally prefer option 2. Either way, if you stick to a fully raw diet during mono island you will be able to benefit from all the items listed below.


There are countless benefits, including:

  • Improved digestion
  • Detoxification from heavy metals and other pollutants
  • Less bloating
  • Clearer and smoother skin
  • Decreased water retention
  • Mental clarity
  • Weight loss
  • Improved mood
  • Greater sense of happiness and well-being
  • Deeper connection to yourself and others
  • A profound sense of appreciation of gratitude for life and the beings and things around you
  • More energy
  • An easier transition to a healthier diet

Sounds cool, I wanna do it

If you plan on doing a mono island yourself, make sure to read this guide first. Also, check out THIS VIDEO for useful tips before you begin.

And now, lean back and enjoy watching my island holiday:

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