Birthday Breakfast

by HEAB on January 2, 2010

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Thank you so much for all of your birthday wishes via Facebook, email, comments, and text messages. I feel so loved and celebrated with a yummy breakfast…


Protein pancakes (with whipped egg whites and 1/4 cup wheat bran added to batter) topped with dark chocolate and peppermint protein ice-cream. The plan was to stick a birthday candle in them, but I couldn’t find one. So, we lit a house candle and CD sang Happy Birthday to me. It was very sweet…until I finally told him to stop. Sorry CD, but my ice-cream was melting! ;)


My breakfast scarf of choice arrived in my mailbox on New Year’s Eve from my favorite yogini. Thanks Polly! I love it.

I’ve got a bit of a sore throat (that ice-cream was just what I needed!), and I feel like I’m getting a cold. Just hoping and praying it’s not the flu. The plan for today is to take it easy. My mom is taking me to the movies (sweet CD bought us tickets), and then my hubby is making me dinner. I need to come up with some sort of birthday cake. Please check back tomorrow to read all about my creation. I will also be posting about an exciting experiment I’m doing for the month of January. So, see you tomorrow and thanks again for making my day so special.


Evan Thomas January 2, 2010 at 11:08 am

That looks like a perfect B-day breakfast

Katy @ These Beautiful Feet January 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

Aww YAY! Happy birthday Heather! It’s my Dad’s birthday today too actually. :)

Caitlin January 2, 2010 at 11:12 am

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

Jessica January 2, 2010 at 11:13 am

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Heather!! :)

inmytummy January 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

Happy Birthday!!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

Love all your scarfs!!


I’m one of your readers that never comments, but I love your blog!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

Thanks for reading Jessica!

homecookedem January 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

Lovely breakfast for a birthday girl!! :)

Michal January 2, 2010 at 11:28 am

Happy belated birthday girl!


daintyvegan January 2, 2010 at 11:28 am

Happy Birthday! :)

Your breakfast looks delicious! I never would have thought about having ice cream with my pancakes but now that I think of it, it seems like such a genius idea.

glidingcalm January 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

happy birthday beautiful Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love youuu!

Shari B. January 2, 2010 at 11:31 am

Hi Heather! Happy Birthday!! :) I totally thought you were in your early 20′s…. you have such a youthful face! (Must be all that healthy food you eat and yoga you do!)

Not that 34 isn’t youthful… it totally is. (I realized that could have come out sounding wrong!! I just mean to say that you look a decade younger than you are! I’ll be hitting 37 next month…. but luckily I still feel 20!)

Anyway, bday wishes to a beautiful lady, inside and out!

Jess January 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

I’m praying it’s not the flu too! I just got over that, and ended up with pneumonia.

Happy Birthday HEAB!
<3 jess

Katie January 2, 2010 at 11:49 am

Great bday breakfast. Feel better!

I still need to make your famous protein ice cream. I posted some pancakes on my blog and gave you a shout out of course!


chrysta January 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!!! I hope you have an amazing and most fabulous day!

(I hope you feel better too!)

elena January 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Happy b-day, Heather!

If you are coming down with a flu or a cold, do yourself a favor and get to a healthfood store somewhere and get a Oregano and Olive Leaf oil extract, take 30 drops 5 times a day until you get over it. Oregano and Olive leaf oil kill germs on contact and will help you get over whatever you are fighting quickly. I do it all the time when I am around someone who is sick or when I feel I might be coming down with something.

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm

On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 12:13 PM, wrote:


Carbzilla January 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Happy Birthday, beautiful HEABS!

Sounds like a perfect day! Hope you fight off whatever CD might have tried to give ya! He’s just too generous! :)

Tiffany January 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Happy Birthday Heather! I love that you’re you on your blog, no holds barred. I will also be trying your protein pancakes soon, they look absolutely delish! Enjoy your day!

Kate January 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

happy birthday! hope it has been a good one!

Kayla January 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Heather!!! I hope you have a wonderful day/year, you deserve it!!

Danielle January 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Happy Birthday! Feel better :)

caronae January 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you have a special day and an amazing year, full of lots of yoga, joy, and good food!

<3 Caronae

maren January 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

happy birthday!!! hope it’s great :)

Mama Pea January 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Happy Birthday HEABS!!! I hope your sore throat goes away and that you have an illness free, love full day!

rachael January 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Happy Birthday!

You totally inspired my wonderful (pancake) lunch today. Thanks!

Allie (Protein girl) January 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Bon anniversaire chere Heather!

Victoria January 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Happy birthday! I hope you have the most wonderful day :)

Gina G January 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Happy Birthday Heather!! i hope you feel better =)

Shelby January 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm


Perfect breakfast :)

Erin January 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

happy birthday heabs!

Andrea January 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Happy birthday!! Hope you feel better soon :)

janetha January 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

happy birthday, heather! i love your face~hope you enjoy your special day :) xoxo

Jessica January 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm


Jessica January 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Laurie? Who’s Laurie? LOL…. I wrote the wrong name, Heather. Oh dear! Let’s try this song again…


ProteinGirl January 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessie (Vegan-minded) January 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!

fitlizzio January 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

happy birthday!! those pancakes look delicious :)

Trail January 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Mmm, yummy birthday breakfast! Happy birthday Heather!! Enjoy your wonderful day :)

Veggiesmack January 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Happy birthday! Your pancakes and ice cream look wonderful!

Abby January 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Fabulous way to start your birthday.. enjoy it to the fullest, Heather! :)

*Andrea* January 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

happy birthday!!!! sorry bout your sore throat :( drink lots of tea! those pancakes look scrumptioussss

Jenn (eating bender) January 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Woohoo! Happy Birthday, Heather! Those pancakes look like the right way to start the day :) Enjoy the time with your mom and CD!! Hope the cold stays far away.

Kristy January 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you feel better really soon. Have a wonderful relaxing day!

Melanie January 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm

A very happy birthday to you! Hope you feel better…get lots of rest!

Peanut Butter Bliss January 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm

i think pancakes & ice cream seems like a perfect way to start off your day :)

MarathonVal January 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Happy birthday, hope you ward off the cold! Have fun at the movies! :)

Lauren January 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEATHER!!! I hope you feel better soon! Enjoy your dinner-make sure CD washes his hands ;)

Emily January 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

Emily January 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Happy Birthday dear Heather! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jenny R. January 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm

happy birthday! have an amazing one b/c you deserve it! xox

Kristen @ Change of Pace January 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Your scarf is too cute! Hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!

eaternotarunner January 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Happy Birthday! That looks like an awesome breakfast ;-)

Gracie January 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
I cannot think of a better breakfast to start your day ;) YUM!

Tamzin January 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm

What a perfect birthday breakfast! Have a wonderful day x x

Food-Fitness-FreshAir January 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is going wonderfully :)

eatmovelove January 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Happy Happy Birthday chick! What movie are you seeing?! I have “He’s Just not that into you” here this weekend to watch? Anyone seen it?
I’m a bit of a Movie “Fiend” if you will…. ;)

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Eat Move Love, We saw The Blind Side. So good.

Tina January 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Picture perfect birthday!

Happy Birthday again and I can’t wait for the next post :D

Kath January 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

HAP-PY happy birthday HEAB!!!!!!

Lisa January 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Happy-Happy Birthday to you, Heather. :-)

Hangry Pants January 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Hope you are having a great birthday!

usfmeg25 January 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Smiles and laughter, joy and cheer
New happiness that stays throughout the year
Hope your birthday brings all these and more
Filling life with surprise and joys galore!

Happy Birthday Heather!!

Sweet Cheeks January 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEAB! Your blog is a joy to read and i’m sure glad I found it. Have a fantastic day!!

Maggie January 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Happy Birthday!

Yummy bday breakfast :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that you’re legal, you can go pour yourself a green smoothie or better yet, a Deb-inspired or a Jay Robb inspired protein smoothie!

You’re a scarf girl too…you have a new scarf on from all your awesome friends lately! excellent!!

Hope your household gets rid of the sicky germs soon!

Much love and a wonderful decade to you :)

joy January 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm

happy birthday to the AMAZING HEAB!!!!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Oh, Happy Birthday! Your breakfast looks delicious! I hope you feel better. My husband and shared some illness this Christmas too! I am hoping the kids make it through without getting it. Enjoy your day with your mom!

Jillian January 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Happy Birthday again dear Heather…ice cream pancakes, dinner with hubby and movie with mom, can’t think of a better way to celebrate:).
Hugs and love you you!

Elizabeth January 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm

happy birthday!!!

The Fit Collegiate January 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Happy Birthday! Love the shirt ;-)

blueberrymuffins January 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Happy b-day!!!

Missy Maintains January 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Happy Birthday! Perfect breakfast for today! Have a great day!

april January 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Happy Birthday!!

That breakfast sounds perfect to me.. chocolate and ice cream all in a healthy breakfast that keeps you full? Perfect!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

hayleycepeda January 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm

What a great way to start a birthday!! They look scrumptious. Happy Birthday Heather! :)

monica January 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm

happpy bday heather!!!!!

Michelle January 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Happy birthday Heather dear!

Michele January 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

Ashley January 2, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Happy Birthday Heather! Thanks for being such a great Blogger!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) January 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm

HEabie! Hope you had a great B-day and glad you saw Blind Side. I <3'd it too.

Ah, a little friendly competition in the scarf dept ehhhh???! That's totally ok- if you're like my you can never have too many scarves. And that's a super cute one Polly!!!!

theemptynutjar January 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Happy Birthday Heather. Sincerely wish you all the best in the world and many many many more.

jenngirl January 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a fun day :)

Katie January 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Katie January 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Happy birthday!!!! :)

Bekah January 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm

A PERFECT birthday breakfast. You’re a woman after my own heart with protein, pancakes and ice cream all on one plate.

Love you and your beautiful smile Heabs.

elise January 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pro pro pancakes are the perfect way to spend your AM, birthday or not :)

marla January 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Sorry I am a day late….was in airplanes all day yesterday. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Sounds like you had a yummy, great day! Where is the “cake?”

Scott in Ohio January 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Happy (day late) Birthday!

wendy January 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Happy late birthday!!!!!
looks like you had an awesome time!!!

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