daniel fast

what is the daniel fast?

The Daniel Fast is a 21 day biblically-inspired plant based diet. This method of fasting has been done by men, women and young people all over the world to enter into a dedicated time of spiritual discipline and seeking God. 

Daniel 1:8-16 “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.”

food guide


These can be fresh, frozen, dried, or juiced (watch for added sugar):

Apples,Apricots, Avocados, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Coconut, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew, Melons, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Olives, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Pomegranate, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon


These can be fresh, frozen, dried, or juiced (watch salt content):

Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chili Peppers, Collard Greens, Corn, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes Turnips Watercress Yams Zucchini


These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned (watch salt content):

Black Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Cannellini Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Chickpeas, Green Beans, Green Peas, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Lima Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, White Beans

seeds & nuts:

All seeds/nuts should be raw and unsalted:

Almonds,Cashews, Ground Flax, Macadamia, Peanuts, Pecans, Sesame, Sunflower, Walnuts, 100% all natural almond butter, 100% all natural peanut butter

whole grains:

All grain products should be 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat:

Barley, Brown Rice, Millet, Popcorn (plain), Quinoa, Rice Cakes (plain), Rolled oats, Steel Cut Oats, Whole Wheat Pasta, Whole Wheat Tortillas


Herbs, Sea Salt, Spices, Soy Products, Tofu, Water, (Grapeseed, Olive, Peanut and Sesame Oils), Almond milk (unsweetened), Coconut milk (unsweetened), Herbal (caffeine free) tea, 100% Fruit/Vegetable juice (no sugar added)

foods to avoid

All animal products: Beef, Butter, Cream, Cheese, Eggs, Lamb, Milk, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Yogurt

Other: Alcohol, Baked Goods, Carbonated Beverages, Coffee, Energy Drinks, Food Additives, Food Preservatives, Fried Foods, Margarine, Molasses, Processed Foods, Shortening, Sugar, Sugar Substitutes, Syrups, White Bread, White Flour, White Rice

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