Every New Year I begin by doing this 21 Day Daniel Fast/Diet. I also do it again six months later in the month of July. It is very rewarding, energizing, and you can also enjoy the extra benefit of losing at least 15 pounds. I can’t lose that much weight because I would look way too thin, but my husband is able to lose at least 15 pounds and never go hungry. I’ll be posting some of my favorite recipes, such as sautéed veggie tacos and lentil soup topped with slices of avocado, delicious wheat pasta dishes, and the best vegetable soup you can eat.
During this time, I also practice meditating and pondering on the Word of God and writing down the things stirred in my heart by the Spirit of God. You will find that not consuming animal products during this time, will cleanse your digestive system and help you feel more invigorated. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
21 DAY FOOD LIST IN THE DANIEL FAST
FOODS TO INCLUDE IN THE DANIEL FAST
ALL FRUITS. This can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon.
ALL VEGETABLES. This can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
ALL WHOLE GRAINS. Including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
ALL NUTS AND SEEDS. Including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
ALL LEGUMES. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
ALL QUALITY OILS. Includes but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
BEVERAGES. Spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
OTHER. Tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
FOODS TO AVOID DURING THE DANIEL FAST/DIET
ALL MEAT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS: including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
ALL DIARY PRODUCTS: including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
ALL SWEETENERS: including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
ALL LEAVENED BREAD: including but not limited to Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
ALL REFINED AND PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS: including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
ALL DEEP FRIED FOODS: including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
ALL SOLID FATS: including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
BEVERAGES: Including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
Remember to READ THE LABELS!