As I mentioned, on Monday I (along with members of CCC, my church) am going to be taking part in a 21 day fast. This is going to be my first time fasting and I’m really looking forward to the experience and drawing closer to the Lord. Essentially, that is the point. I am choosing to partake in the Daniel fast. The Daniel fast comes from the book of Daniel, where Daniel undertook a fruit and vegetable fast. I have some particular prayers I’m believing for and truly think that this 3 week period will allow me some of the clarity to really focus on the Lord.
So what can I eat (which of course, was my first question)? Check out this helpful guide below.
If you are on Pinterest, check out my Daniel Fast board, where I’ve been pining lots of recipe ideas. Honestly, I think I’m most concerned with giving up my morning tea and my afternoon coke zero. I like water, but I love having hot tea during my first few minutes at work while I’m checking my email and settling in.
Have you ever done a fast? What was the hardest part for you?
Sonia (@mylilkitchenlab) says
Sounds like a great idea, and not too restrictive to be unhealthy. Instead of tea, try drinking hot water with lemon juice squeezed in it.
that is a great idea! thanks!
Fasts of any kind take practice. I’ve done the Daniel Fast five or six times now. The first few days are rough because your brain has a tendency to focus on everything you can’t have. However, as your body adjusts and as you go to a deeper spiritual place, it becomes easier. If you do it again next year, the food part will be easier than this year. When the food gets easier, you are able to better focus on the spiritual side.
When I’m actually doing the fast, the one thing I have to be really aware of is how much protein and iron I’m getting. I usually get most of my iron from meat, and so I have to be sure I’ve added in enough leafy greens. My favorite Daniel Fast breakfast (or snack) is home made flat bread (made with whole wheat flour, olive oil, water, and a little bit of agave syrup) with smashed avocado on top. I could probably eat it all day long..
Thanks Quinn for the tips and the support 🙂 I will definitely try your flat bread idea.
I’m a big tea drinker too! I’m replacement has been a cup of hot water with lemon. Good luck!
Leanndra Foster says
As far as tea goes, you can make ginger tea with lemon. Just steep grated/sliced ginger root with lemon. It’s delicious and totally follows the Daniel fast.
That sounds amazing! I’m going to try that 🙂