This week was my birthday week! I was showered with so many birthday wishes, phone calls, messages, and love that at one point I actually felt myself feeling overwhelmed. I caught myself feeling anxious, pulling back, and almost wanting to hide. What was this all about I thought? In the past, I spent my birthday yarning for love and wanting support. Now I have it and I am withdrawing?
Do you ever feel like you have people supporting you but you still feel alone?
Or people try to give you gifts and you turn them down or say “awww thank you but I can’t take that”? Are you afraid of trusting people or letting them in because you are afraid you might get hurt?
The month of October I have been reflecting a lot on my relationships with my loved ones, friends, and even YOU! I realized that I have been afraid to fully let people in and be 100% of myself so I have been wearing a shield (I even gained about 3-5lbs). I was scared I wouldn’t be liked or I would be abandoned. In doing this I have been holding myself back from receiving love and true abundance!
2 c all-purpose flour
1⁄2 c sugar
1⁄2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp vanilla
1 c Plain Greek Yogurt
3⁄4 c Non-fat Milk
1 c canned pumpkin
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs; add the yogurt, milk and pumpkin.
3. Combine the egg mixture and the flour mixture and stir until just blended.
4. Use a ¼ cup to pour pancake mixture onto a greased medium-low heat griddle.
(Pancakes will cook too quickly on too hot of a pan. Keep the heat low to fully cook the pancakes)
This recipe is a great way to add vegetables and protein into your breakfast. The pancakes taste great with out syrup because the pumpkin adds so much moisture and flavor. If there is extra batter, cook all the pancakes, cool to room temp, and freeze. The pancakes are great to pull out of the freezer, pop in the toaster and take to go on a busy morning.
2 cups leafy greens (Baby Spring Mix, Spinach)
¼ cup black beans
¼ cup corn
2 Tbsp Salsa
½ avocado cubed
Optional 2 tbsp shredded cheese
This mixture is great to keep in mind because it is quick to through together, most of the ingredients you can keep on the shelves, and its packed with nutrients and color.