Blessings and Pumpkin Pancakes

by Healthy Diva on October 4, 2011


Good Morning!

I just had a incredible stack of pancakes and wish it never ended…..

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Pancakes  :mrgreen:

Topped with Sunwarrior Protein Frosting, Maple Syrup and some yummy crunchies……

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon snax crushed up on top  ;-)

Ingredients for these beauties  :mrgreen:

- 2 tbsp coconut flour

- 1 tsp flaxseeds

- 3/4 cup egg whites

- 3 tbsp water

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 3 tbsp pumpkin

Cinnamon and Pumpkin Spice Sprinkles in there as well 

I loved how these pancakes turned out, sometimes cooking with coconut flour can be tricky, they crumble, but with the pumpkin I think it helped stay together better!

I know we all count are blessings every day , as we should.

Every day you wake up is a blessing  :-D

I have 5 Blessings to share today, when I think of my blessings it makes me very happy, and its good to think of blessings when you are having a bad day or going through a tough time .

1. My handsome son

Anthony means the world to me, beyond words. I am so blessed to have him in my life, and I thank god every day that he lets me be with him  :-D I see sad things happen that are kid related, and it makes me hold Anthony much tighter.

2. My husband Michael 

I don’t know where to begin, it was fate how we met, and I am so blessed he came into Anthony and I’s life!

He works so hard to support our family, he treats me like a princess, and he is the best step dad to Anthony!

3. For being Strong and Healthy

I am blessed that I am and no matter how healthy and strong, things can change in one second, so I am blessed for every day that I am alive  :-D

4. My parents   :mrgreen:

My mom and stepdad are wonderful, I love them so much! I am so happy to be closer to them now since I moved back to PA! I can see them more now , which is great!

5. My Best Friend Forever Cassie

They say you are lucky to get one good friend for life, and she is that one friend  ;-)

Cassie and I have been friends since I was 13 and she was 12, I love her so much !

I have many more blessings, and I gain more blessings as the days go by, but these are just 5 for today !

Do you count your blessings every day?

Name one blessing you have for today !

Happy Tuesday!

Katie xoxo

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kate October 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

love starting my day with a post like this!


2 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 8:18 am

thanks Kate! Happy Tuesday to you! <3


3 Shannon @ Healthiful Balance October 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

I loved this post! (I’m also loving the huge cookies Anthony is holding!! hehe)
I count my blessings every day! One blessing is that I have great family and friends! <3


4 char @ char on a mission October 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

I LOVE your counting your blessings. I need to start doing this more – not because I don’t appreciate my blessings, but because I need to focus on that more when things don’t go how you want them to (it seems like that a lot more lately). My blessing right now is me lying in bed reading blogs and my husband’s arm around my waist while he sleeps – I love that!!!


5 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

omg Char that is so sweet! my heart just melted, haha! I love “love” ! SO sweet what you said about hubby in bed beside you! YES< counting blessings when things are not so great or going through a rough time, is so good mentally, it really does help ; )

Hoping things get better for you love xoxo


6 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health October 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

Great post to start my day off with!! Thank you :). I don’t always count my blessings and it’s something I’ve been working harder to do!


7 Meg October 4, 2011 at 8:47 am

YOU are a blessing, Katie :)


8 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

As you are love ! : )


9 Hope October 4, 2011 at 8:50 am

Those pancakes look delicious! :) I love that you posted about what you blessed with. I count my blessings everyday. I am thankful for what I was given.


10 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thanks Hope! Yes you should, I try to every day too!

How is wedding planning?! : )


11 Hollie @lolzthatswim(andrun) October 4, 2011 at 8:51 am

OOH those pancakes look so good! Pumpkin pancakes for the win. I have actually been counting my blessings lately too, friends and family and of course being healthy are at the top of my list.


12 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm

YES! We both were winning with pumpkin pancakes!

Count your blessings every day ; ) love yours!


13 Jenny October 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

thank you for the constant reminders to count my blessings, angel! I think I get way too stressed up in the stressors or life that I forget all I have to be grateful for! I cherish your optimism and positivity so much!!!

p.s. where do you find your coconut flour?! I neeeeeed.

Love you!


14 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Thank you for being a blessing to me! You are, you are a great friend ; )

I got it at my local organic store, its Bobs Red mill brand, I sell it in my store too!

You should be able to find it though somewhere!


15 Kerryne October 4, 2011 at 9:15 am

I love this. I think sometimes its hard to remember all of our blessings in life. Life isn’t always easy, times get rough but it is SO important to remember WHY we are here and know that we are loved! Counting blessings is the only form of math I love ;)


16 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Only math I love too! I agree ; )

Yes, thinking of blessing during rough times, is so beneficial! <3


17 Mer @mersworld October 4, 2011 at 9:25 am

Love the post! I’m blessed to have my family and husband in my life- healthy, loving and always supportive!


18 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm

<3 your blessings!


19 Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) October 4, 2011 at 9:27 am

Beautiful post from a beautiful lady!

My blessings are:

1) My husband Joe- my best friend! He supports all of my endeavors and believes in me more than I believe in myself sometimes!

2) My parents- who raised me to believe I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to and work hard for. I’m so grateful they supported my decision to become an actor! (Most parent’s worst nightmare…lol)

3) My sisters- they’re pieces of me! The three of us have been through a lot together but we know we always have each other no matter what.

4)My friends- the beautiful and inspiring people who’ve come into my life for many different reasons motivate me to be the absolute best me I can be!

5)My life- specifically my careers as a performer and a teacher. I know there are many people who aren’t fortunate enough to go to work every day and be 100% in love with what they do- I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to touch the lives of my students and my audiences!


20 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm

You have SO many beautiful blessings! Loved the ones you shared, how sweet Keelie, you should post that on your blog, what you wrote for each one was so beautiful!

Love you and hope your day is great! xoxo


21 Angela @ MyPinkyToes October 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

It’s always good to look back and be thankful for the people in your life! I am so thankful for my hubby, my Tia, my mom and dad and sister and, and everyone else. I don’t see them all or talk to them all enough…but I hope they know how much they mean to me!


22 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Im sure they do know! WHat matters is that you do try to call them often and see them when you can, they know ; )

Love your blessings <3


23 Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh October 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

Such beautiful blessings! You are truly one lucky girl! (Especially eating those pancakes!) :-)


24 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

thanks girl! You are very lucky too ; ) beautiful family you have!


25 Lisa@HealthyDiaries October 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

i am thankful for my nephew that is coming into the world today!! ahhhh!! My sister is in labor! :)

Those pancakes look amazing!


26 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

omg how awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! I love THIS!!!! SO excited for you to become a aunt! Hoping your sisters labor goes smooth today! Congrats to her and her husband!


27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Such a great post – it’s always good to remember just what’s important in life!


28 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

yes it is <3 You know whats important, thats why you made decision to miss foodbuzz, and you made right choice! <3


29 Anna @ The Guiltless Life October 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Your son IS handsome, and so much like you! Yes, blessings are definitely, friends, family, health and happiness. The rest is all just bonuses or extras. xxx


30 Heather October 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Love this post, Katie! You’re such a positive light of inspiration. :-)

Today, I am feeling blessed to have the support and love from my amazing boyfriend. He is always encouraging me with everything I do. And he isn’t so terrible looking either. ;-)


31 Jillian @ sprinkle massacre October 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Aww! So sweet! The picture of Anthony with the cookie is so cute!!

My one blessing for the day is that I have a steady job and healthcare. I take it for granted sometimes when I complain about work or commuting, but I am so thankful to be in a good place work-wise!


32 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm

That is a GREAT blessing! Having health insurance is a blessing, some people not so lucky to have that.


33 Kristen @ Red Velvet Life October 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Beautiful post, Katie!! I absolutely love that you count your blessings so often! You’re in inspiration :)

Also, those pancakes looks incredible. When can I come over? Lol! Mmmm! ;-)


34 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Thank you Kristin! <3

You can come over anytime, except its freezing here! Maybe I can come there and make them! ha!


35 Kristen @ Red Velvet Life October 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

*AN inspiration. :-)


36 Tessa @ Amazing Asset October 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

What a wonderful way to start the day :) And look at you lady, your guns are amazin! Your arms I mean :)


37 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm

thanks love! ; )


38 Ragnhild October 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Love this post!! <3
You have so many beautiful people in your life!
Every day as I walk to work (which is quite early, and Im often a little tired), I try to only feel the positive feelings I have. I always say to myself "I will make this day count". As in, Im going to make the most out of it, even if all im going to do is work and workout and do regular stuff. I pray for all the wonderful people that Im so blessed to have in my life, and I tell my body that I will do my very very best to fuel it the way it wants me to! Counting our blessings, and being grateful, makes life so much more beautiful!


39 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm

You are amazing, and anyone that has you in their life are surely blessed!

” I will make this day count” I love that!



40 Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland October 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Yummy pancakes!!

I’m blessed to have a great job, parents who always support me (hey, I’m almost 26 and live at home), a sister who is my best friend, and best friends who are my sisters!


41 Healthy Diva October 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Thats awesome girl! U are blessed for sure ; )

You are blessed at work for all those desserts you always get too!!!!


42 Tara @ Sweat like a Pig October 4, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Every morning I get to work and while I’m eating my post workout chicken and green beans I read your blog and pretend I’m eating your delicious food! Seriously, please cook for me!!


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