Birth

In this month of my birth, on the Eve of my actual birthday this seemed the perfect word to discuss. We all are aware the actual meaning of birth, to be born, bringing life into being, the emergence of a new individual. The definition that resonates with me would be; "to bring forth" or "to give rise to". To bring forth can be the birth of anything new, an idea, a business, a new creation... We as individuals can also be reborn, whether it is in new beliefs, new attitudes, new outlooks, new opinions. You are by default, your own creation, what you think, how you live, the people you surround yourself with, who you choose to be?!


Each year as my birthday shows up, I am reminded of who I am, who I am surrounded by and what is important to me. Also, a time to reflect on what I have learned, how I have grown and the journey I am on. This is just my day to think, reflect, remember, forget, let go of, accept, receive, but most of all love who I am and where I am. I am right where I am supposed to be, and so are you. Don't ever take life for granted, you are in the drivers seat, so take off!!! You are born, reborn, create your own destiny, be grateful for you and all that entails.


Your lifestyle is your creation, birth or bring forth all that you desire, achieve all your goals, reach for the stars. This is your life to live as you choose, change or rebirth is possible and sometimes necessary as you grow into the person you are meant to be. If you find yourself unsure of who that is, TRUST in yourself, feel the direction you are headed and go there. Don't stay in resistance, this keeps you stuck in one place, let go and birth all your ideas, creations, hopes and dreams. It is never too soon or too late, the time is right whenever you feel it, choose it, and can be it!!!


Happy BIRTHday to you!!!



Ingredients


Cake:

1 cup coconut flour sifted

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

16 large eggs separated

4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup coconut oil softened

2/3 cup granulated sweetener of choice, erythritol or monk fruit sweetener

2 teaspoon coconut extract


Frosting: Okay, so I cheated a bit here on healthy!! But, this frosting is so light and perfect for this coconut cake!


1 pkg 3.4 oz vanilla pudding

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tub healthy version of whipped cream (or you can make your own)

1 cup coconut milk




Instructions


Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper and set aside.


In a mixing bowl, add your coconut flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.


In a separate bowl, add your egg whites and cream of tartar and beat together, until still peaks form and set aside. In another mixing bowl, add your coconut oil, sweetener, and egg yolks and whisk together, until combined and glossy.


Add the dry ingredients into the sweetener and oil mixture, until combined. Gently fold through your egg whites until completely combined. Transfer the cake batter into the lined cake pans.


Bake the cake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely, before frosting.


To make your frosting, with a whisk, beat vanilla pudding, powdered sugar and 1 cup coconut milk. Pudding will be thick. Stir in whipped cream until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to frost.


Once the cake has cooled and is frosted, add unsweetened coconut flakes.


Best Birthday Cake!!!!




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