This is not your usual breakfast. Salad is not the first thing that most people think about in the morning, but the New Life Prayer and Fasting Journey is an unusual time, requiring us to do unusual things. Whatever your prayer and fasting goals are they will require a change. Change demands us to stop doing what we normally do by replacing our old habits with new ones.
The word fast in Hebrew means to abstain from food. The purpose of fasting is to demonstrate repentance and making supplication to God through self-denial, allowing the Spirit of God to predominate. It is a time to prioritize the Spirit over the flesh.
Don’t worry, I’m not advocating that you have salad for breakfast but in preparing for the Daniel Fast I wanted to give this a try. I took the baked sweet potato recipe from the previous day and modified it. Baked sweet potatoes were already in my refrigerator so I peeled and cut one up into squares, then I sautéed the squares with 2 tsp of coconut oil while adding salt, pepper, garlic and Kirkland Organic No Salt Seasoning.
For the salad I added Organic Spring Mix, tomatoes, avocado, peas and walnuts. I drizzled a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil over the salad and with fresh lemon juice. Lemon is a quick and easy dressing for salads anytime.
Honesty the savory sweet potatoes with the salad was delicious. I almost wish I ate this way all the time. All it takes is a little bit of planning.