Yesterday was Day 1 at Sundown for The Daniel Fast. I realized that I didn’t explain what the Daniel Fast was to my followers. Here is what the Daniel Fast is:
Daniel Fast is a Biblically based partial fast based on two instances of Daniel’s fasting experiences
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Daniel 1:12
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” [Daniel 10:1-2]
Based on the information that we glean from these references we understand that the Daniel Fast eating plan is vegan in nature, with additional restrictions.
In the first Scripture we see that Daniel ate only:
1. Only Fruits and Vegetables
2. And drank ONLY water
Which would also mean that he ate no processed, artificial, or chemically altered foods.
From the second Scripture we learn that Daniel’s diet did not allow:
3. Animal products
4. Pleasant/precious food, which would include all sweeteners, including honey, agave syrup, maples syrup, etc.
From studying Jewish history you will also learn that all fasts excluded
6. Any kind of leavened bread [anything made with yeast, baking powder, baking soda, etc.]
Now that you know what the Daniel Fast is I will continue. Yesterday I had a hard time making the hummus so I decided to refrigerate what I have started and went upstairs. But, I actually was able to make some flat bread from www.Daniel-fast.com with a hint of garlic added to it for my hummus. It is pretty tasty. I definitely suggest everyone to make their own bread all you need is wheat flour, olive oil, and water.
I also made lots of fruit snack bags with cherries, grapes, cantaloupes, watermelon, honey dew, and pineapples. I took a tip from the Disney Channel and made fruit kabobs with some grapes and cantaloupe. I hear that it makes you feel full because it is frozen, I will let you know how it is when I eat them! That was pretty much the rest of what I had to write. I will post some of the pics if I can figure out how to put more than one in a most lol.