"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
- Psalms 73:26
Welcome to the 21 Day Fast Vlog.
Here are some recipe ideas below to help encourage you during this journey. This is NOT a command of what to follow, but more suggestions of what you are able to create. Depending on what you allocated in your fast, will differ on what you see here. But remember, the journey is between you and God. Stay focused.
1 ) Cantaloupe Smoothie
A great way to start the morning! It's refreshing and if you had more dates it makes it a bit sweeter.
1/4 cup of papaya
1 cup of cantaloupe
2 cups of water
1 cup of ice
2) Guaco-Sweet Potato
This is probably MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST. It's simple. You can make it the night before, leave it in the oven. Then reheat it in an airfryer (well, that's what I do for 10 min. at 175 degrees) and its nice and warm. Then I top it with guacamole. If I don't have guacamole, I just slice up an avocado, put lemon juice on it, add some salt and onion powder, mash it up. You can eat it any way you like. It's perfect.
Fun Fact: Sweet potatoes have tons of antioxidants, and the skin is edible after baking
1) It's a really loaded potato, as it's high in fiber which keeps you fuller longer and aids in
2) Great source for beta carotene and Vitamin A, which helps fight against infections
3) Contains anti-inflammatory properties due to it's abundance in Vitamins and minerals
3) Bittermelon Salad:
This salad is an acquired taste, but it is definitely worth it! I will admit that when I first had this, I was really shocked by the flavor and bitterness. However, I discovered that as I let it marinate over a couple days, the bitterness actually lessened.
Fun Fact: Bittermelons are a super food in Asian culture, especially the Philippines.
1) Bittermelons have cancer-fighting properties
2) Can help control diabetes and manage blood sugar
3) Is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C (84mg),
Potassium (296 mg), Vitamin A (471 IU), Calcium (19 mg), Magnesium (17 mg), Carotene-β
(190 µg), Iron (043 mg), Folates (72 µg), just to name a few etc.
4) Reduce cholesterol levels
5) Promotes healing in skin and bones, since it's high in Vitamin K as well
6 calamansi (or 1 lemon juiced)
1 bitter melon
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1/4 cup of chopped pineapple
1/8 cup of chopped red onion
8 cherry tomatoes
1 tsp pink salt
Mix everything together in a bowl