Discovering the Daniel Fasting Diet and it all of it’s benefits

Posted: January 13, 2022 2:54 pm

The Daniel Fast is thirty days recommended for people who want to lose weight. It has been modified over time, but the core principles are still present. This post will help you learn more about the Daniel Fast and provide some recipes to make this time easier for you.

The Daniel Fast

The Daniel Fast is not a diet but a method used to seek God’s direction in your life. It is inspired by the prophet Daniel and is meant to help you focus more on God than on food. The Daniel Fast was first introduced in 1939 by America’s Old Testament Student Volunteer Movement. It was meant to help Christians get closer to God as they fasted during Holy Week and Good Friday rituals.
These principles have remained relatively unchanged over time, though some minor changes have been made along the way.

What Are Some Benefits of the Daniel Fast?

Fasting
Sometimes, especially if you are involved in spiritual disciplines, fasting will help you connect better with God. Fasting is a good way to focus your energy on God. Many people feel as though they are spiritual people who have not given themselves fully to their faith. Fasting is a way of focusing on God and your relationship with Him so that you can be truly changed by what He has done for you.

Weight Loss
Many people choose to do the Daniel Fast to lose weight. It is a great way to rid yourself of harmful toxins, and it is a lot easier than trying to do it on your own. You will be more aware of what you put in your body during the Daniel Fast, which means that you will be less likely to go back to eating unhealthy after the fast ends.

Different Recipes
There are a lot of different recipes that you can use to make the Daniel Fast easier on yourself. The following are some recipes for delicious things that you can eat during your fast.

1 Super Salads

Many people who do the Daniel Fast find that they crave something lighter than other foods. Salads are a great option for this, and there is no limit to what you can put in them. Here is one great salad that you can make for this fast:

Ingredients
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-2 tablespoons vinegar
-1 teaspoon salt (nutritional like Bragg’s) or soy sauce
-1/2 teaspoon black pepper or crushed red pepper flakes
-1 clove garlic; minced or pressed with a garlic press (optional)
-1/2 cup nuts or seeds of your choice, chopped and toasted.

Directions
-Mix vinegar, oil, salt, black pepper (or crushed red pepper flakes), and garlic (if using) together in a small bowl.
Divide the salad into individual servings, and serve.

2 Baked Potato


Baked potatoes are a great option if you want something simple to eat during the fast. They provide you with many nutrients, and they are also easy to make as long as you have a good oven. You can add all kinds of different toppings to make your baked potato even better, so don’t feel like you have to be boring when it comes to food during the fast.

Ingredients
-1 medium potato
-1 teaspoon salt (optional)
-1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash and peel the potato, then chop it into small chunks. Place the pieces in an 8×8 inch glass baking dish, cover the dish with foil and bake for an hour or until soft (test doneness with a fork). Salt and pepper to taste.

3 Sautéed Vegetables

As part of the Daniel Fast, you can eat as many vegetables as you would like. This is a great recipe that you can use to nourish your body as you begin your fast. It is also very simple to make and takes very little time. You can even prepare it in advance and reheat it when you are ready to eat it.

Ingredients:
-4 cups vegetables, cut into bite-size pieces; when buying vegetables, make sure the pieces are not too large or small.

Directions:
-Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add all vegetables. Stir gently to cook until they start to brown. Stir frequently, so they do not burn.
When the vegetables have finished cooking, transfer them to a bowl and let them cool. Then add salt and pepper as desired to taste.

4 Avocado Soup

This recipe uses avocados and takes a little more time to prepare. However, it also provides a large amount of nourishment for the body. You can eat this as part of the Daniel Fast, or anytime you would like to try something a little different.

Ingredients:

-2 avocados; peeled, pitted, and cut into large chunks.
-1/3 cup sour cream or greek yogurt. (optional)
-1 teaspoon black pepper; crushed in a mortar and pestle.
-1 teaspoon ground cumin
-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
-1 clove garlic (optional); minced or pressed with a garlic press
-Salt to taste
-½ cup water or vegetable broth
– 1 avocado pit, left in the bowl for serving the soup.

Directions:

-Place all ingredients except for the avocado pit in a blender. Blend for about 15 seconds.
-If desired, add sour cream or greek yogurt to taste. Remove the avocado pit from the soup and serve.

5 Pineapple Hollandaise Sauce (Optional)


This is an optional recipe, but one that can be used in place of many desserts that you might be craving during your Daniel Fast. It is a good way to satisfy a sweet tooth that might develop during the fast.

Ingredients:

-1 small pineapple; peeled and cored
-2 large eggs, separated
-¼ teaspoon ground ginger
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-1/3 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions:

-Place the egg yolks in a blender; blend until combined. Add lime juice, a pinch of salt, and vinegar. Blend until thickened and combined, about 15 seconds.
-Slice pineapple into small pieces, then cut each piece half lengthwise. Set aside.
-Place egg whites in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
-Fold orange juice into whipped egg whites, then fold in the pineapple. Gently combine the ingredients by folding; do not stir or beat.
Pour mixture into the comal (griddle) on medium heat until it is set and lightly browned. Make sure to turn the mixture so that it cooks evenly. When done, serve immediately with the sauce.

Place the sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Serve over the pineapple hollandaise.

6 Fruit Whip

This is another great dessert that you can make for the Daniel Fast. It is sweet and delicious, and it will satisfy your sweet craving without violating the rules of this fast.
Ingredients
-1 large can of fruit; you can use any combination of fruits.
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:

-In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar with a fork. Set aside.
-In the same small bowl, mix the fruit and juice with an electric mixer until combined well. Add in the cinnamon mixture and blend for about 15 seconds.
-Serve immediately.

7 Glowing Green Smoothie (Optional)

Healthy green smoothie with cucumber, spinach, avocado and greens in glass on rustic background

Suppose you are craving a cold refreshing drink while on the Daniel Fast; this sweet and creamy smoothie will be a perfect way to satisfy your craving. The ingredients used in this recipe make it very nutritious and give you a boost of energy.

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup fresh pineapple; sliced into small pieces. If you do not like pineapple, you can substitute it with another fruit that you prefer.
-1/2 cup pineapple juice
-1/4 cup coconut water -1/4 cup spinach; lightly packed
-1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter (optional)
-1 banana; cut into chunks
-6 ice cubes

Directions:

In a blender, place all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed to make the mixture thicker.

8 Breakfast Fajitas

Fajitas are a favorite among those who love Mexican food. You can eat this dish anytime during the Daniel Fast or any other time you have a craving for fajitas without breaking your fast. This recipe is very easy to prepare, and it takes very little time to cook.
Ingredients
-1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into long strips 1/4 inch thick. (approximately 1 large potato)
-1 small onion; cut into ½ inch slices
-1 large bell pepper; seeded and sliced into strips ¼ inch thick.
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-pinch of salt, to taste

Directions:
-Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add peppers, onions, and sweet potatoes. Saute until they are tender (about 8 minutes). Add salt to taste.

9 Breakfast Bars

This recipe is one that you can make the night before. It will give you something easy to grab and delicious to eat in those hectic mornings when time seems to be at a premium. In addition, it maintains the Daniel Fast restrictions, so you don’t have to worry about what is in the food. These bars are good for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day.
Ingredients:

-1 cup honey or agave nectar
-1 cup 100% fruit, fresh or frozen. You can use all fresh fruits or a variety of fruits, but avoid fruit that’s too hard to eat. For example, some apples can be so hard that you need a knife to cut them.
-1/2 cup 100% fruit juice; this could be water, orange juice, or apple juice if you like.
-4 or 5 cups of whole grains, such as oats and wheat. You can use any whole grain, such as wheat and rye flakes. You can also use any combination of grains.
-½ cup nuts; you can use peanuts, almonds, or other types of nuts that you like.
-1 tablespoon oil; this can be olive oil, coconut oil, or butter.
-1 or 2 teaspoons of sweetener. You can use white or brown sugar, honey, agave nectar, or molasses.
-1/2 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, apricots, and unsweetened apricot slices (to taste).

Directions:
-Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Oil the bottom and side of an 8×8 inch baking pan.
-In a large bowl, mix the dried fruit and nuts. Place the bar mixture in the pan.
-In a small bowl, mix the oil and sweetener. Pour this over the dry ingredients; stir until well combined.
-Spread out evenly in the pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until lightly golden on top.
-Remove the pan from the oven and allow the bars to cool. Turn them out onto a plate; cut them into squares.

In conclusion, the Daniel Fast has a lot of delicious choices to offer. You don’t have to feel deprived while you are on this fast. You will discover that the Daniel Fast allows you to enjoy foods you may not have eaten before, which is good for your health, as well as good for your soul. If you are unfamiliar with the Daniel Fast, it is a time of spiritual renewal and cleansing for the body and mind. The fast consists of only foods that are considered non-stimulating and non-animal products. It is done from sunrise to sunset for twenty-one days – seven days in the spring and fourteen days in the fall. If you are interested in fasting but don’t want to do it for 21 days, then do the fast for 7 days or 14 days, depending on the time of year.

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