Experimented with breakfast Popsicles today! Whole point behind trying this was that I don’t feel like having breakfast these days – my stomach doesn’t want food, I have to eat in order to take my tablets, and of course I want coffee or chai in the morning! Also, it’s a good change from your typical breakfast, no?
So, how about a cool breakfast Popsicles on a hot summer morning? Sounds perfect to me! Think about it, if you can have overnight oats, why can’t you have your coffee and breakfast in the form of a Popsicle? :)
(It’s all good… Except, I ended up using dairy instead of a nut milk. Let’s see how my stomach takes that!)
List of things you’d need:
- Rolled oats (GF free)
- Peanut butter (Natural please)
- Organic dark cocoa
- Good quality coffee or instant coffee (whatever!)
- Honey or Coconut sugar (low GI) – I usually don’t need my food too sweet so I just use sugar sparingly. You can always adjust.
- Chia seeds
- Milk or Nut milk
First layer – Peanut butter and oats + milk. Keep it chunky
Second layer – Organic dark chocolate + coffee + honey
Third layer – Chia seeds + milk. Let it sit for a while till it plumps up before using. This layer will sink right to the bottom.
Add layers into a Popsicle mold and freeze for approximately 4-6 hours. Enjoy :)
With a multi-systemic disorder like EDS comes a very moody digestive system. I’ve always been such a breakfast person and for the last 5 months, I’ve been waking up not wanting to eat anything all. I don’t remember the last time I made myself a proper breakfast and enjoyed it like I used to. Not eating anything doesn’t work because there are so many pills to take and I end up forcing myself a little bit. Sometimes I skip breakfast (not by choice but because my body just doesn’t want it) completely and wait for lunch, hoping I’d be hungry enough. Like today. I’ve got more pills for later and it wouldn’t have made sense to go without eating any further so I made myself a decently heavy salad.
Let’s see, what do I have here…
- Baby Carrots
- Purple Cabbage
- Yellow Capsicum
- Sesame Soy Tofu
- Roasted Garlic Chicken
- Base of Greens and Herb Mix
And over the weekend, I made an Asian style peanut sauce with spices and herbs too. To make life easier, I used natural peanut butter as the base. It turned out perfect!
This looks like a bouquet on my plate!
Because there is magic in flowers…
Trust your own light
because even if it leads you on a path least travelled,
At least it’s your very own path.
You’ll always know your way back home.
Watched a disturbing film last evening + had a few old and totally unrelated memories come up for me. End result, I stayed up through the night just processing all of it, writing and feeling like an absolute mess.
Yep, I tend to feel more and I don’t try to change that about myself anymore. Instead, I let myself have my emotions and try to do something productive with them, like write or cry (yes, crying is a very productive & healing activity), meditate or speak with someone who lets me have my process without trying to rush me through it. Maybe something else works for you.
To all those empaths who are (or were) told that they are “too” sensitive or that they must toughen up, I say you don’t need to bother about anyone’s definition of “too” sensitive and you don’t need to toughen up. Be soft, stay soft. True strength is found in being human; being vulnerable. Not in ‘acting’ tough, and most definitely not in numbing yourself to your emotions. It’s okay to feel, and to feel deeply.
One baby step at a time. #keepgoing