Monday, January 2, 2012
Raw Food Fast
2Ch 20:3 "And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah."
Es 4:16 "Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish."
I am going to eat nothing but raw food for ten days, no dairy or meat. I will be taking this time to pray also. I know some of you are probably saying "this should be a private matter". As you can tell from these verses, it is common in the Bible for several people to fast as a group.
Mt 6:16 "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
Mt 6:18 "That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."
I beleive these apply to people who are talking about it to "show off", which I am not. I am just sharing my testimony.
A fast does not have to be giving up all food, you can fast from anything. It can be a certain food, all sugar, it can even be a fast from blogging! LOL
Here is a great article on why to eat raw food. http://jillshomeremedies.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-years-resolutions-raw-foods.html
I am also going to start exercising tomorrow and I need to lose 20 pounds. I am at 158 right now and want to be down to 135/140.
I'll be sharing recipes that I find also. Here is my first recipe, I got the base recipe from the link above.
Raw Carrot Salad
Grate about 4-5 carrots
throw in a handful of currants (they were cheaper than the raisins)
A handful of raw sunflower seeds
Chop up about 4 florets of broccoli
throw in some poppy seeds
a dollop of agave nectar
Unfortunately I was out of cinnamon, I would highly recommend some
Instead I sprinkled on ground ginger, ground cloves and ground nutmeg
The juice of one lemon
Tomorrow, I will be sharing a recipe for raw carob peanut butter balls. Do ya'll have any good raw recipes to share?