The Hallelujah Diet
The Hallelujah Diet is a faith-based vegan raw food diet by the Reverend George H. Malkmus. The basic guidelines of the diet are simple: consume 85% raw foods and 15% cooked foods. The cooked portion is usually consumed at the end of the evening meal.
It is recommended to skip breakfast on the Hallelujah Diet and instead have only barley grass drinks and fresh vegetable juices. Options for breakfast are given for those transitioning from a standard diet and include such foods as fresh fruit salad, whole grain raw granola, almond milk and sprouted grain toast with almond butter.
Meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, caffeine and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
The Hallelujah Diet also involves the use of a number of supplements including BarleyMax which are sold on the Hallelujah Diet website.
The 85% Portion
- Raw vegetable and fresh vegetable juices.
- Fresh fruits (limited to no more than 15% of daily intake).
- Raw nuts, nut butter and seeds.
- Sprouted beans.
- Soaked raw oats.
- Olive oil, flax oil and avocado.
The 15% Portion
- Steamed or stir fried vegetables.
- Steamed or baked white potato, sweet potato and squash.
- Cooked beans such as lima, kidney, pinto etc.
- Whole grain breads, pasta and brown rice.
- Soy cheese, rice milk and small amounts of organic butter and mayonnaise.
- Raw honey, molasses, carob powder, maple syrup (use sparingly).
- Herb teas, cereal based coffee replacements, bottled fruit and vegetable juices.
Sample Diet Meal Plan
Carrot and green vegetable juice (2/3 carrot and 1/3 greens) with flaxseeds
BarleyMax followed 30 minutes later by all raw meal of salad or raw fruit
Carrot and green vegetable juice (2/3 carrot and 1/3 greens) with raw trail mix
BarleyMax followed 30 minutes later by a large green salad with a variety of raw vegetables followed by nut loaf, baked sweet potato, whole grain pasta or vegetable sandwich on whole grain bread.
A piece of fresh fruit or a serve of fresh apple or pear juice.
If desired it is allowable to swap the lunch and dinner options so long as only one meal contains cooked food and the total amount of cooked food does not exceed 15% for the whole day.
Exercise is recommended as part of a balanced lifestyle both for weight loss and general health and is advocated as a method to help with eliminating toxins from the body.
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