The Hallelujah Diet is comprised of 100% Genesis 1:29 foods. They are all plant-sourced foods with the majority of these plant foods being consumed in their natural and raw uncooked form as they all were in God’s Original Genesis 1:29 Diet.
The Hallelujah Diet consists of approximately 85% raw and 15% cooked plant-based foods, with the 15% cooked food portion usually being consumed at the evening meal.
We do not worry about the percentages being exactly 85% raw and 15% cooked, and thus there is no counting of anything on the Hallelujah Diet. This makes the diet extremely easy to follow.
Please note… Children are an exception to the 85/15 raw to cooked ratio
Children are very active and require more carbohydrates to support this activity levels. Therefore the ratio of raw foods, to cooked plant sourced foods for a child, should be approximately 50% raw and 50% cooked.
Breakfast On The Hallelujah Diet
We begin the day with breakfast. At this meal we break the fast the body has been in since the evening meal of the previous day. This overnight fast is where breakfast got its name, “break-fast”. The number of hours the body has been on this fast varies by individual, but is usually around twelve hours – half of a 24-hour day.
A high percentage of those fasting hours have been spent in sleep. During those sleeping and fasting hours the body has been in a cleansing and detoxifying mode, accumulating the previous day’s toxins (in preparation to remove them), in addition to repairing, rebuilding, recharging, and prepping the body for the coming new day’s tasks and activities.
As we arise, the first thing the body usually wants to do is eliminate the toxins accumulated during the night’s fast. This is accomplished by releasing the urine and feces that contain these toxins. This cleansing and eliminating continues for a time after arising if not stopped by eating difficult-to-digest food too soon.
A heavy morning meal — such as bacon and eggs, pancakes and sausage, cereal and milk, toast and coffee, grits, sweet rolls, bagels and cream cheese and the like — slows and may even stop the body’s natural cleansing and eliminating efforts. Instead, the body diverts its energy from cleansing and eliminating to digestion.
Some will say that we need a big breakfast in order to obtain energy for the day, but the above listed typical breakfast items are not real food, yet they must still go through the digestion process, while no potential energy from them can be released for many hours.
Everything we put in our mouth, whether healthy or unhealthy, must go through the digestive process.
Some of those listed non-food items will take until almost noon to be digested, so these items do not give quick energy but actually take away energy.
In order to break the fast gently and not hinder cleansing and elimination, on the Hallelujah Diet, the first item we place into our body in the morning is a teaspoon of BarleyMax. It can be consumed dry and allowed to dissolve in the mouth, or it can be placed into 4-ounces of distilled water. BarleyMax does not dissolve well by stirring, but does mix well in a shaker cup or using a small battery powered blender.
BarleyMax provides the body with immediate nutrition and energy and because it contains no fiber, requires no digestion, and thus gives the body almost instant energy. And because it requires no digestion, the cleansing and eliminating is allowed to continue.
Our research reveals that BarleyMax is quite possibly the most nutritionally dense raw plant-sourced food available today. It is also the very first food Rhonda and I place into our bodies each and every morning, almost immediately upon arising.
For a moment I want to explain what BarleyMax is and why it is the first thing we consume each and every day:
What is BarleyMax?
BarleyMax is a raw, dehydrated juice from organically grown young barley and alfalfa grasses. It provides one of the widest spectrums of naturally occurring nutrients available in a single source. Our manufacturer sets a new industry standard by utilizing a proprietary dehydration process which is capable of dehydrating juice to a powder with minimum degradation of color and enzymatic loss.
Here is what we love about BarleyMax:
- It is a raw, plant-sourced food.
- It is certified organic
- It has high levels of enzyme activity
- It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals
- It is a rich source of antioxidants
- It promotes detoxification
- It leaves an alkaline ash in the body
- It looks and tastes fresh
- It is 100% pure juice powder, nothing added
- It is not a whole-leaf product (no fiber, just pure dehydrated juice)
- It is processed using low temperatures
- It is grown and packaged in the USA
- It is gluten Free
- It contains the “Grass Juice Factor” (see below)
The Grass Juice Factor
The Rest of Breakfast
Next on the day’s menu, following BarleyMax, comes a Green Smoothie, an incredibly power packed source of nutrients and enzymes. The green smoothie is best made in a powerful blender (Like the Vitamix) that liquefies the ingredients, if you have one.
There are dozens of different recipes to make a green smoothie, by varying the types of fruits and greens used. They are all delicious! Here is how Rhonda and I make our green smoothies most every morning:
We begin by placing 8 ounces of distilled water or coconut water in the blender. To that we add half a frozen banana, several chunks of frozen pineapple, and a ¼ cup of frozen blueberries. Finally, a handful of organic dark leafy greens – spinach, kale or collards, preferably kale (the most nutritious of all the leafy greens – are added.
When blended, this provides the body with a plethora of nutrients for the body to utilize in producing quick energy and provides the building materials needed to build healthy cells. A teaspoon of Pharmax Fish Oil is also placed in each of our green smoothies for Omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, essential nutrients not found in plant foods.
This green smoothie has incredible sustaining power, without the constant hunger experienced by most who consume the typical high-fat, high-sugar, high-calorie, hard-to-digest SAD breakfast consisting of bacon and eggs, pancakes and sausage, cereal and milk, toast and coffee, grits, and whatever.
The preparation of green smoothies is fast and easy with very quick cleanup. Instead of leaving the house with a cup of coffee that will artificially stimulate and damage your body, try leaving the house for that drive to work with a green smoothie (and a straw) that will nourish and energize your body.
Someone who is consuming the Standard American Diet is usually ravenous by mid-morning because they didn’t eat a nutritious breakfast. When 9 or 10 o’clock rolls around, they grab a cup of coffee and a donut and let the sugar and caffeine (both addictive drugs that do the body harm) give them a rush. Unfortunately, that rush is going to be followed by a crash, and most of the time they feel worse than before.
On the Hallelujah Diet there is no more need for caffeine and sugar to be consumed in the morning hours of the day, in an effort to artificially and chemically jump start the day! You have steady energy, whatever the task.
Mid-morning, we have an 8-ounce glass of freshly extracted vegetable juice or juice we had brought from home in a cooler.
When we’re traveling, we bring the juice with us from home. When juice is not available, a serving of BarleyMax can be substituted. Because the fiber has been removed in the juicing process, digestion is minimal, and the nutrients pass almost immediately into the blood system to give the body incredible energy, along with giving the cells powerful building material.
Raw, Easy, and Filled With Energy
For the first half of the day we have remained 100% raw. We have given the body high amounts of nutrients that provide incredible building materials to support superior cell growth, while at the same time ingesting the nutrients required to support superior energy, and doing nothing to interfere with the body’s natural processes.
Dear friend, compare the nutrition the Hallelujah Diet provides your body for the first half of the day with the nutrition of your current diet. Can you not see a difference? Do you not think that difference might have something to do with the sluggishness many people feel before noon?
What we have consumed thus far, from time of arising until lunch time, has been outstanding in meeting the nutritional needs of the body, while providing the body with wonderful energy.
Who could ask for anything more?
Not me! I’m so glad I am personally on the Hallelujah Diet and have been for nearly 40 years. At over 81 years of age, I awake early, raring to go (no dragging out of bed), and I maintain that raring-to-go energy throughout the morning hours.
It’s Time for Lunch On The Hallelujah Diet
In next week’s Health Tip we will share what’s best to eat at home for lunch, as well as tips as to what to eat if you are on the road. We will also cover a mid-afternoon snack, supper and bedtime snack. Trust you will join us for the rest of the day’s healthy ways to nourish your body.
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.