8.8.15

A beautiful Breakfast.

 Quite a few times a week I post food pictures. Some of my favorite meals are breakfast. Actually, breakfast is just my favorite meal of the day, but some of my most favorite recipes are the ones that end up as my breakfast. Being a busy mom doesn't give me a whole lot of time for self care these days. In an effort to do more of that, I try to get up early enough to be ahead of the kids to get some things done just for me. I make myself a cup of coffee. I go outside for a few minutes and breath in some fresh air, check on what may be in bloom, bird watch, or read my bible. And I make myself a nice breakfast. Sometimes it's the only meal of the day that I really spend much time on for me. There is the fact that I am gluten and dairy free and 3 out of four of my kids are not. There is just the busy-ness of meal times, as well. Are you one of those parents that stands at the counter and eats in between fetching more food for the kids, or drinks, or cleaning up spills? Yup. We must be friends.

I like to incorporate new things into my meals, too. Lately I've been on this Essential Oil high, trying to incorporate my oils into my foods. Some of them have such amazing healing properties. (I don't think that is an FDA approved statement, however, my personal experience has been amazing with my EO's.) Lemon is my favorite. It's good for digestion, but I also love lemon. Lemon bars. Lemon meringue pie. Lemon Ice. Lemonade. Lemon pudding. Lemon in my tea. Lemon makes the house smell clean. Lemon everything!

This morning, I literally had no idea what I was doing for my breakfast, but I wanted to treat myself. I've been working hard on some personal stuff lately and I wanted to treat myself well this morning. I also knew I needed to us up some Sheep Milk Yogurt that I had in the fridge. Not knowing whether it would be a good idea or not, I whipped up some gluten free pancakes and used my yogurt as a dressing for them. In a bowl, I mixed into a cup of yogurt a tablespoon of sugar and two drops of Lemon EO. I poured this over my pancakes and topped them with Blueberries. Oh my goodness, I should have done this before! It was so yummy! The hint of lemon really popped in the yogurt. And the tartness of the yogurt lent itself well with the lemon. It was almost like I had stirred in lemon juice, but without having to cut up a lemon. Score!

My next experiment with Lemon EO, I've decided, is to make the same Lemony Yogurt, but make Yogurt Pops! And maybe sprinkle the blueberries into the bottom of the Popsicle containers. I'm going to give it a try anyway.

If you're up for it, definitely try to EO in your yogurt!

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