You know that song by Andre 3000 of Outkast, “Happy Valentine’s Day” off The Love Below album?
I LOVE that song! I’ll listen to it any day of the year, but when Valentine’s day finally rolls around that’s my wake up in the morning feel good jam! I’m not a Valentine’s day hater; I think it’s great that we have a holiday to celebrate the most precious thing on earth, love.
For the few weeks leading up to February 14th, the image of the red heart is everywhere you look. There’s Valentine’s day themed everything from lingerie to cupcakes. This year I couldn’t let the holiday pass without making something special for Sweet Potato Soul.
Which brings me to the french toast. If you haven’t made vegan french toast before I urge you to give it a try. I was surprised by how delicious and satisfying it was. Crisp and perfectly brown on the outside, while warm and moist on the inside, this french toast is so much easier and healthier than the traditional eggy variety. Stale bread is used to create toast that doesn’t turn into mush when dipped in the milky mixture; and the milky mixture is simply almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla and oat flour. I served this morning treat with an incredibly delicious goji berry syrup, and topped the dish with a few sprinkles of cinnamon. This no-fuss recipe is no doubt staying in my breakfast repertoire. Green smoothies, pancakes and oatmeal welcome french toast!
Valentine’s day is certainly about reminding others of your appreciation and love for them, but it’s also about reminding yourself how special and beautiful you are. We are all those things. If you don’t believe it I dare you to practice loving yourself 100 times more than normal this Valentine’s Day. Be your own Valentine. If that means buying yourself a dozen roses to decorate your home, or treating yourself to breakfast in bed, do it and lavish in the wonderful way you feel. If you need an example of how to treat yourself right, go ahead a watch this video; and if you already know how to treat yourself like royalty you’ll definitely enjoy.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Everyday is the 14th : )