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THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Challenges

THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Challenges

This morning I was greeted with an unfamiliar feeling, that was unmistakable.
I had a craving. Like my stomach my brain whatever you wanna call it spoke about what it wanted for breakfast.
I usually have no concept of what I “feel like” to eat. The idea of that is so foreign to me. But this morning, when I thought about a bowl of oatmeal with some toppings, I was like, ehhh. 
I still wanted oatmeal. Like, genuinely. 
But I wanted it baked, and I wanted dates.
I’ve had a box of dates in my pantry that I haven’t touched in months. But I wanted them. So I made baked and broiled oats with chocolate peanut butter, full day goat milk yogurt, and date sauce (that tasted like salted caramel!)
To make this, I just baked equal parts quick oats (from Purely Elizabeth— get them at Natural Is Smarter using my discount code CASSIE) for 25 mins at 450 degrees. I topped it with cacao peanut butter (mix 1 T natural pb with 1 T cacao and stevia), half a giant gala apple chopped up and sprinkled with cinnamon, and 3 chopped saver dates and broiled in the oven for about 3-4 minutes. Then I added a little bit of the goat milk yogurt. Ah, something so different and seemingly impossible to eat but no, nothing is impossible in Christ.
And after a study in Revelation this morning, I was intent in prayer and seeking after His heart. As I pray is always the case. What He must think of how reading Revelation prompts our more close regard for an always-Truth.

I also promised a recipe to you on my Instagram FOR vegan cinnamon no-bake balls that I made my little sis for her bday. Here ya are:
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 c coconut oil, 1/4 c powdered sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar. Mix well. Add 1 1/4 c flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp salt, 3 T vanilla unsweetened almond milk. For phenomenal consistency, add 1 T organic cornstarch. Work into a dough; form into balls, rolling with palms of hands. 
To make topping, combine 2 T vanilla almond milk with 3/4 c powdered sugar, and mix to get rid of clumps. Add more or less milk for desired consistency. Drizzle over cinnamon balls. Chill approximately 1/2 hour to firm. Also delicious heated up! 

Sista on her bday

Finally, I am proposing a challenge.
For the month of November, I want to be held accountable for challenging fear foods. 
So, every time I have oatmeal, I want to try a new topping combination. No repeats! I feel that I may quickly run out, and be prompted to incorporate new foods. I pray over my next grocery trip that it would be a simple means of me buying foods that I like to fuel myself for the Lord, the devil through this disorder away from my restrictive food choices.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. JOHN 14:1-2



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