The Daniel Fast is a spiritual practice that involves abstaining from certain foods and beverages for a period of time. It is based on the biblical story of Daniel, who chose to eat only simple foods and drink water for 21 days. The fast typically involves consuming only fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, while avoiding animal products, refined foods, and added sugars/artificial sweeteners. In today’s post, I’ll share what I eat in a typical day on the Daniel Fast.
What I Eat in a Day on the Daniel Fast
Breakfast: Fueling Your Day
A great way to start your day on the Daniel Fast is with a hearty and nutrient-rich breakfast. I’ve shared many ideas for Daniel Fast Breakfasts in the past. For example, you can try a bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh berries and a sprinkle of chopped nuts for added protein and healthy fats. You can also enjoy a fruit smoothie made with bananas, berries, spinach, and almond milk for a refreshing and energizing morning meal.
What I had for breakfast today: Cherry Banana Muesli (Note: This is an old recipe of mine; I’ve since changed it up a bit. Now I use quick oats instead of muesli, and add raisins and frozen blueberries)
Mid-Morning Snack: Satisfying Your Hunger
What I had for a mid-morning snack today: Apple slices dipped in 100% natural peanut butter (I like Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter)
Lunch: A Wholesome Meal
What I had for lunch today: A salad topped with black beans, corn (thawed from frozen), and avocado, with pico de gallo as the dressing
Afternoon Snack: Keeping Your Energy Up
What I had for an afternoon snack today: Celery sticks and Crazy Richard’s 100% All Natural Peanut Butter
Want more snack ideas? Check out my list of Daniel Fast Snacks.
Dinner: Ending Your Day on a Nourishing Note
What I had for dinner today: Carrot & Lentil Soup (Modifications: I left out the bacon, wine, and vinegar, and used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. It was still delicious!)
You can find more dinner ideas at 27 Daniel Fast Recipes You’ll Actually Enjoy.
Evening Snack: A Light Bite
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