"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Monday, January 2, 2012

Raw Food Fast

I am doing a ten day raw food fast.  Several ladies in my church does this every new year.  It is a great way to cleanse your body and your soul. 
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
Olive oil

Tomorrow, I will be sharing a recipe for raw carob peanut butter balls.  Do ya'll have any good raw recipes to share?



Cara said...

I just watched Alton Brown's Good Eats episode called "Apple Family Values". He made the most amazing looking waldorf salad. I think I will make it for dinner tomorrow. I never would have considered adding curry powder, fresh mint or onions to my waldorf salad, but it sure looked good when he was done. Yum. You can watch it on You Tube.

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I just saw your recipe and I'm going to have to try it! I need some healthy recipes for the New Year!
I'd love for you to link it up. I'm having my first linky party and "Ways to stay healthy" is one of the categories!

Creatively Living

Kristin said...

I'm visiting you from the Titus 2 linkup.

This looks great and would be great for me with my allergies. I'm making this for sure.

Also, I have a raw recipe you might like... it's more filling than you would think. http://www.kristinology.com/zero-cook-time-dinner/

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8