Daniel’s Pulse Recipe

I’m fond of healthy snacks and the Daniel’s Pulse Recipe you’re about to read is definitely a winner.

If you’re unfamiliar with Pulse, the Biblical Daniel considered it God’s perfect food…

So Daniel went to the guard Melzar whom Ashpenaz had placed in charge of him and his three friends, saying: “Test us for ten days. Give us pulse to eat and water to drink. Then compare us with the young men who are eating the food of the royal court, and base your decision of how we look.”

He agreed to let them try it for ten days. At the end of ten days, they looked healthier and stronger than all those who had been eating the royal food. So from then on the guard let them continue to eat pulse and drink water.

from the Book of Daniel 1: 3-20

ย And now for …

Daniel’s Pulse Recipe

1 cup dates coarsely chopped to 1/4″ pieces
1 cup prunes coarsely chopped to 1/4″ pieces
3/4 cup apricots coarsely chopped to 1/4″ pieces
1/2 cup cranberries coarsely to 1/4″ pieces
3/4 cup almonds chopped to 1/4″ pieces
3 Tbs peanut butter
4 Tbs sesame seeds

In a large bowl combine all fruits and knead (may want to use gloves, as it does get very sticky). Once well mixed, add almonds and sesame seeds and knead again. Finally add peanut butter and knead until thoroughly combined.

Oh man, that’s a good recipe. Try it and see if you don’t agree.

14 thoughts on “Daniel’s Pulse Recipe”

  1. Anybody else having difficulty finding sesame seeds at their local grocery store? Clerks keep trying to send me to extremely processed sesame snacks.

  2. Sesame seeds are easy to find here in Australia.
    I’m curious about the term “pulse”. My Bible translation renders it “vegetables”. I expected a bean recipe from the heading as pulses are synonymous with legumes here.

  3. I find sesame seeds at my local health food store and at the next door Middle Eastern grocery store. Whole Foods carries them, too, but at ridiculous prices!! You can probably find organic ones on the Internet, too.

  4. OK…I just started looking at acid…alkali combinations and I’m curious how this recipe(although it sounds really good), does not violate one of the nine regarding protien and fruit?

    1. Steve, with a recipe like this one, I just ignore all the food combining rules and instead mix up a batch and eat it and see how I feel. Over the years, I’ve learned that my body and how it reacts to food, exercise, stress, and so on shows me the right path to meet my health goals. Rules are nice but all too often they just plain don’t work for everyone.

  5. Question: are all the fruits supposed to be fresh or is dried intended? My first mind was dried as fresh would be more pulpy than sticky but I just wanted positive clarification. Thanks!

  6. Pulse is also translated from the Aramaic as seeds. Since Daniel wanted water to I believe he was aprouting and eating seeds and vegetable, (which also is translated as Pulse). My reasoning for this is that in Genesis God says ” and the “seed”s of the fruit bearing trees”…He doesn’t say the fruit but the seed. The oldest people in the world, The Hunza, who live in North Western Pakistan in the Mountains and live often to 140, bear children into their 90’s and work way over 100, eat as part of their diet sprouted seeds and grain which they only make fresh…i.e. they grind the grain right before barely cooking it into a chapati (flat bread) The seed of the fruit contains ALL the nutrition of the fruit.The Fruit itself contains little. The new gospels which indicate Jesus may very well have been part of the Quran community, shows that these people also ate little, and mostly raw foods. Anything that was baked, as bread, was done on rocks in the sun. Since I cured my own cancer, living on raw foods, and many sprouts and have coached others thru disease to optimum help I am convinced that the sprouted seeds and grains were “Daniel’s Diet”. I am also doubtful he would have been brought a variety of fruit in prison which would be part of the the “KIng’s Dainties”. Not to mention the variety of fruit at that time was extremely limited in that climate.

    1. I don’t think the intricate and magnificient hanging gardens of Babylon would have lacked any type of food in that time period. I believe they could have gotten any type of food/fruit they wanted.

  7. I am totally confused. Daniel’s diet pulse?? All fruits?? What about the vegetables, sprouts, grains. I want to go on the 10 Daniel fast. What do I eat?? I know to drink only purified or distilled water.

  8. This Daniel Fast has become such a fad. People adding things that Daniel didn’t eat and telling us things we can’t eat. I don’t know how much simpler it could be. I read two different fast that Daniel did:
    1. Ten (10) days, pulse and water only. No lettuce, no fruit, no pasta, no rice, etc.
    2. Twenty one (21) days, no pleasant bread, no flesh, nor wine, nor did he anoint himself.
    How we come up with all these restrictions and recipes are beyond me. If you’re combining them then that’s thirty one (31) days, pulse, water, no pleasant bread, no flesh, no wine nor anoint yourself.

  9. This recipe does not tell you how much to eat at one time, and how many times a day to eat? Is this a one day portion and needs to be made daily? Please give portion info.
    Thank You

    1. Trish, good questions, but no easy answers, I’m afraid.

      Regarding portion size to eat from the recipe, a few very large people might eat the prepared ingredients in a single day, I suppose, but they probably wrestle on TV to earn their daily bread and have gargantuan appetites. For most of us, the recipe should last at least two days, I would think.

      As for how much to eat, listen to your body and don’t go overboard because the concoction tastes so good. ๐Ÿ™‚ I personally haven’t prepared a batch of this in quite a while, but the last time I did, I ate it as a snack food and limited myself to an occasional nibble.

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