21 Days of Prayer Commitment Fast

BLAND VEGETABLE DIET

 

I’m not comfortable initiating a Complete Fast (abstinence of all food and water), a Liquid Fast that makes it difficult to determine which liquids are allowed and which are not or a Partial Fast that skips breakfast and lunch allowing dinner, that in most cases leads to overindulgence once a day.

 

However, I do feel comfortable calling a Bland Vegetable Diet, which many consider the Daniel Fast. My variation of this familiar fast allows eating certain fruits, grains, nuts and protein that will promote “clean-eating” when the fast is over.  My Bland Vegetable Diet Fast is moderate, healthy and will definitely assist you in achieving higher spiritual awareness as you abstain from your favorite meats and savory cuisines.

Rev. Dr. Walker

 

Bland Vegetable Diet Fast consists of:

 

The "No" List: (*"Clean Eating" foods to be added later)

 

meat, fish or poultry *

regular dairy, yogurt, eggs, milk 

white breads, corn breads, breads with sugar

sweet desserts

fruits* (except dark berries and vegetables considered to be fruit)

candy, sugar, jellies,

white flour, gravy, white rice, pasta 

condiments, (Ketchup, mayo)

butter*

soda, fountain drinks

ABSOLUTELY NO canned, processed or GMO foods!

ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE

ALTERING YOUR DIET

 

 

The "YES" Food List (try to buy organic) 

 

Grains:

Oats, barley, organic quinoa, brown or wild rice

 

Proteins:

Beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, green peas

Spirulina

tempeh, tofu

vegetarian brown eggs

almond milk

organic plain oatmeal

plain Greek yogurt

vegetable based protein shakes from a health store

*Fish if absolutely necessary

Bread:

Ezekiel Bread, breads made out of organic grains

Pastas:

Vegetable Pasta Only

 

Nuts: Unsalted, sugared or glazed

Seeds (flax, pumpkin, chia)

nuts (pistachios, cashews, almonds)

 

Fruits:

Dark Berries, avocados, tomatoes, cranberries

(banana for those needing the potassium)

 

Vegetables: fresh or frozen

All green leafy vegetables, squash, string beans, okra; green, red or yellow bell peppers, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, sweet potato (no butter or sugar)

 

Drinks:

Plain coffee, green or black tea, lemon water hot or cold, (fresh lemons only, no artificial flavoring or sugar) 40 - 48 oz. or more of filtered or spring water (cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cucumber or dark berries) can be added for flavoring

 

Seasonings:

Sprinkle of seasoning is allowed to maintain a bland flavor: sea salt, himalayan salt or no salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, onions, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon  

 

Oils:

Coconut, Flax Seed and Pure Virgin Olive Oil (no margarine, butter or animal fat based shortenings)