Fruits of The Spirit Recipes: Peace and Patience

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” –Galatians 5:22-23 


First and foremost- a sincere thanks for everyone’s support for this Fruit of The Spirit recipe series! I’m overflowing with gratitude to the dietitians wiling to share their recipes and for everyone reading and spreading the love! Last week we focused on recipes that show love and create joy. Those heart-shaped and colorful creations put smiles on many faces! And I’m so grateful for the reminder that joy is not dependent on our circumstances! 

This week is all about peace and patience. Sign me up, please. I could surely use a huge helping of peace and I know those around me would appreciate it if I stocked up on patience. 


It seems during the holidays there’s an expectation of peace, but if we’re really honest- sometimes the holidays magnify our struggles. It seems like during this busy season, there’s less peace, less patience and sometimes even less joy. BUT similar to joy, true peace is also not dependent on our circumstances. And I’m grateful that there is a peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7), and that peace is found in a Person. One of my favorite verses in Isaiah bears the promise of keeping our minds in perfect peace when we set our mind on Him (Isaiah 26:3).  

In addition to some Scripture inspiration, here are some peaceful recipes to soothe your soul and calm your mind. It’s time to stock up on lavender, green tea, ginger and chocolate!

Wild Blueberry & Lavender Smoothie from Emily Kyle Nutrition
Orange Matcha Smoothie from KISS in the Kitchen
Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats from Emily Kyle Nutrition
Relaxing Lavender Oat Banana Ice Cream from The Grateful Grazer


Patience seems like one of the most appropriate and special fruits during this Advent season… this season of waiting, of hope and anticipating the biggest birthday party of the year. Patience is also a reflection of love. Love is patient (1 Corinthians 4:7). So next time you’re wondering how to show some extra love to your family, your neighbor, your co-workers or anyone special in your life, try being a little extra patient.  

To inspire your patience, here are some of the most delicious overnight and slow cooker recipes. Just a little work upfront, patience required while the recipe cooks and then a big payoff at the end :).

Slow Cooker Applesauce from Nutrition to Fit
Overnight Blueberry Waffle Bake from KISS in the Kitchen
Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork from KISS in the Kitchen
Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili from Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Bowls from Hungry Hobby

Wishing you all love, joy, peace and patience today and every day! Stay tuned for the next post on kindness and goodness! <3 Shannon


16 Responses

  1. Loving this series of posts Shannon! Thanks for including my overnight oats in the patience section!

  2. What a unique approach to focus on peace and patience — I feel like you’re speaking directly to me. It’s a push to get me in the kitchen on the busy weeknights. (You will probably love a particular infographic I did in my upcoming book, Body Kindness, finding “zen” in the kitchen. And… great recipes too!

    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I’m so glad this post spoke to you. I try to share what’s on my heart and trust it finds its way to where it can be used :). Your book sounds wonderful and I look forward to seeing the infographic!

  3. Loving this series! It’s so inspiring and this one in particular – peace and patience – is something I struggle with during the holidays.

    1. Thank you, Chrissy! And you’re not alone, I struggle with these two also during the holidays. And sometimes year round! 😉

  4. What a great roundup, everything looks so delicious! Thanks again for including my lavender banana ice cream! 🙂

  5. You chose the perfect collection of recipes to promote peace and patience! They all sound very comforting.

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