You Make All Things New…Jan 16, 2020
For those of us participating in the Daniel Fast, we’ve made it to day 11. After a few rough days of detox last week, by this point in the fast you should be feeling amazing. On an Instagram Live I did yesterday, one of the participants said she felt so good being on the fast “that it was scary.”
You know what?
It’s scary that we don’t know how good God meant for our bodies to feel. We’re so used to being sick and tired. We’ve become accustomed to having everyday aches and pains. It’s become normal to have no energy, feel super sluggish and require 40oz of coffee a day just to stay awake.
But we were created to thrive. Not to moan and groan our way through this earth. How can we do our best work and bring God glory when we can barely make it through the day?
Enter the Daniel Fast.
What’s so beautiful about it is that it refreshes you mentally, physically, emotionally and most importantly spiritually. I pray that it does so in a way that impacts your health in all of the above mentioned elements leading you towards optimal wellness in the new year and beyond.
Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
3 John 1:2 (NLT)
In the meantime, scroll down to enjoy January’s seasonal produce list as well so some new Daniel Fast recipes (including chocolate!) to help keep your journey yummy.
p.s. If you need help getting started, my 30-Day Plant Based Meal Plan is a great place to start. Pair it with this awesome 30-Day online workout program from Streamline Fitness and you’ll be crushin’ your fitness goals in no time.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 10 mins
- 2 cups walnuts
- 2-1/2 cups pitted dates
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- Add ingredients to food processor. Blend until well combined.
- Press into an 8×8 pan and place in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Gingerbread Overnight Oats
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 6 hours 10 mins
- 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats (you can also use whole rolled oats)
- 1-1/2 cup plant milk (I used oat milk)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 – 1/3 date honey (depends on how sweet you like it)
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup pecans
- Sliced bananas (for topping)
- Add all ingredients (except pecans and sliced bananas) to a bowl and mix well.
- Divide into four small mason jars or containers. Add more milk to each container if necessary (oats should be just covered with milk).
- Place in refrigerator overnight (or at least six hours).
- When ready to eat, top with pecans and sliced bananas. Enjoy!
Here’s what’s in season in January
All things citrus and lots of yummy root vegetables for the month of January…
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