The third and final week of the 21-day fast has arrived. Chances are you are finally getting into a groove with your schedule, your time with the Lord, and your different eating habits. Maybe you are starting to get a clearer mind after adjusting to no caffeine, or your body is starting to feel healthier after those first initial days of cleansing. Most importantly, our prayer is that you have experienced the Lord in new ways and that your new year has been set on a trajectory to focus on His will for your life!
Tips for ending a Juice / Liquid Fast
For those of you who have chosen to do a liquid fast, the way you ease out of the fast is extremely important! After the 21-days, start off by sticking with fruits and veggies, but in a more solid form. Think chunkier soups and salads. You can also add in some nuts! After about 2-3 days, slowly add your proteins back into your meals in small amounts and stick to the easy to digest proteins such as chicken, salmon, and eggs. After another 2-3 days, you are ready to move on to the heavier foods (although you may be feeling so great, you want to continue with a healthier diet)! Overall, make sure you are drinking A LOT of water!
Are you still on the Daniel Fast? The Daniel Fast transition is a little bit easier. We recommend slowly adding things like coffee, meat, and dairy over a week or so to get your body used to it again. If you haven't already, check out daniel-fast.com for more resources!
Finally, here are a few more recipes to get you going through the week!
Coconut Curry Soup (Omit the sugar)
Sweet Potato Taco Bowl (Replace ground beef with soyrizo, tofu, or chickpeas)
Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Veggies and Chickpeas (replace butter with a natural vegan option or olive oil)
Roasted Potato Salad (Make sure to check all the jarred ingredients for sugar and additives!)
Garlic Spaghetti Squash with herbs (Omit cheese topping)