Put your feet up today and take some time to relax and rest. The big trick to enjoying and getting the maximum results from your Winter Yoga Fast-Fast to have most of the work done before your start. If you haven’t already make your roasted sunflower seeds and tamari then whip them up now. If you prefer, you can substitute the seeds for almonds – yummy. The Adzuki Bean and Pumpkin Stew can also be made today as it is one of those great dishes that gets better each day.
Make sure your rate how you feel before you start your Yoga Fast-Fast. How are you feeling now in a score from 1-5? Get a measure of how you feel so you have something to compare it to later.
Plan you first day so that you have time to get up and go for a walk before breakfast. Its important to plan as much exercise to get the body moving over the next 3 days as this will assist your body in expelling unwanted toxins.
1 cup of Organic Brown Rice
4 cups of Water
Pinch of Organic Sea Salt
Dry roast washed brown rice until golden brown to create a great nutty flavour in this dish. Roughly grind the rice to crack some of the grains (not fine like flour) in a mortar & pestle. Combine rice with water in a saucepan and add a pinch of salt. Place saucepan over high heat and bring to boil, stir gently once, cover and simmer for 20 to 40 minutes. Stir again gently and leave to sit. This should be enough for the whole Yoga Fast-Fast breakfasts.
Adzuki Bean & Pumpkin Soup
1 cup Adzuki Beans (soaked overnight)
1 1/2 cups of bit sized Pumpkin pieces
1 strip kombu
Organic cold pressed oil for sauteing
Wash and drain adzuki beans and place them in a saucepan with the kombu and cover with water. Bring to the boil then simmer until the beans are softened. Add a pinch of sea salt, simmer another 1/2 hour, adding more water as necessary. In another saucepan, saute pumpkin lightly then cover with the beans. Add cold water to cover with a pinch of salt. Cover and cook over low heat until pumpkin is a soft mushy consistency. Add tamari to taste and serve with a parsley garnish.
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