Scrolling through Instagram sensation naturally.jo‘s page, it’s hard not to be completely taken aback by the fact the person behind the scrumptious meals showcased is only 17-years-old. To make matters even more incredible, his entire profile is dedicated to vegan delights, proving once and for all that vegan food doesn’t have to be bland.
“Life’s too short to eat boring food,” reads Jose’s Instagram caption; and with over 1.6 million (!) followers, it’s clear that many other people agree.
“I ate animal products for 90 percent of my life, and meat was my favorite thing in the world,” admitted Jose in an interview with Daily Mail Online. “But I was struggling with eating disorders and an unhealthy low-weight.”
“I searched for lots of diets online and then the vegan diet popped up,” he recalled. “I saw how lots of vegans ate a lot and followed a high-carb diet but still had a perfect fit body, so I started eating less animal products and decided to inform myself about veganism. That is when everything changed and I learned that veganism is a lot more than a diet, it is a lifestyle. Soon after, I made the decision to become vegan. I was no longer looking to lose more weight, but to stop supporting all forms of animal cruelty.”
Based in Lima, Peru, Jose went 100 percent vegan by the age of 14 and taught himself to cook from scratch. His Instagram page showcases mostly desserts – anything from cakes to brownies all made using entirely vegan ingredients.
As well as being mouthwatering, his Instagram page is aesthetically pleasing. Take a look for yourself: