Just finished up a long run with my running group! And decided to make a friend’s recipe as a post-run meal.
I modified Emma Beth’s Doozies recipe into 28kcal protein Donuts :).
I have previously made these as cookies/Doozies. But the donut maker makes them in about 1/3- 1/2 the time as the oven …. so Donuts it was !
As they were baking, I also whipped up some perfect PES protein ice cream :).
- 1/2cup (120g) pumpkin
- 2scoops (56g) Devotion protein powder
- 16g (1/2box) of SF pudding mix
- 2tbsp Walden farms syrup
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Optional: splash of water (I didn’t need any )
- Put in donut maker and cook 5-7min. Or bake in oven at 350 10-12min.
I dipped these into my protein ice cream – yum.
And had 2 gains in Bulk digestive enzymes with.
Giving a Perfect Gift
A few years ago I heard a sermon by Craig Groeschel and it has changed my life. His quote was “When you think something good, give life to it”.
Giving “life” to what the good ‘idea’ is can be a word, text, gesture, gift, etc…. And I’m acting upon that thought, we are being the hands & feel & mouth of God – the “salt” or “light” of the earth.
This concept can actually be a little scary, because it puts us in a spot where we can be ‘rejected’ in a way. (Although a true gift should be given w/out expectation). We can compliment someone or even just smile at them & not receive anything back. Yet, it is no comparison to what God gave us (John 3:16) and the rejection He received/faced.
I believe that these small acts of goodness (that take just a few minutes) are Big in God’s eyes. These small acts of faith can be used in a great way. They also help develop our own faith in putting ourselves out there & not knowing how it will be received– we just have to trust that the good thought God gave us is the perfect gift for that person at that time.
I heard this sermon at a time where I was just starting to date my husband. I remember a couple days after I’d heard the message (I listen to Craig’s church podcast as I run) , a thought popped in my head of how great I thought Chris (who I had just begun dating) was. Before that week, I would’ve kept that inside & hoped he felt the same. As someone who usually kept her feelings hidden & was incredibly scared of rejection, it was a big step for me to text that thought to Chris. And, you know, he wasn’t turned off by it & didn’t think I was weird. I actually don’t remember what happened after exactly…But I know it was accepted. As a result of that step, it spurred me on to do it more. To smile more, compliment people (genuinely), text someone how great they are, buy a gift for someone when I think “so-and-so would like that”, etc… It’s not huge things, but the good things that pop in my head, I feel is God giving me a chance to be a light here. Sometimes people stare at me blankly or even ignore it, but most times it can make someone smile or even make his/her day :).
I think this is the practicality of faith: when God gives you a good idea, do it. Don’t hide it. It’s our chance to show others a glimpse of the same love God showed us when He gave His Son for our sins so we can have eternal life.
Here’s Bob trying to snag a rice cake from my fluff (my 2nd bowl after the one above with the donuts).
Anyone else’s cats love rice cakes???