Fall must be in the air … I’ve started seeing more pumpkin recipes!  Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone? I haven’t had one yet but maybe today!

I love stocking up on canned pumpkin.  It is low in calories, high in Vitamin A, fiber, and ultimately delicious.  There are a ton of great pumpkin recipes out there like pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread…My favorite way to use it is in Simple Creamy Pumpkin Oatmeal and a Pumpkin Protein Shake.

Simple Creamy Pumpkin Oatmeal

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dry rolled oats

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup+ Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

1/2 medium banana, smashed

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1 T milled flax-seed

dash of cinnamon, nutmeg

chopped walnuts and raisins (optional)

Directions:

1. Heat water and almond breeze on stove top over medium high heat.  Once it boils, add rolled oats and cook a few minutes.

2. Add mashed banana and pumpkin and continue to cook until creamy.  Add more almond breeze if oats become too thick.

3. Top with milled flax-seed, cinnamon, and nutmeg to taste.  Add walnuts and raisins or other toppings for your liking- enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Protein Shake

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 medium banana

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1 T chia seeds

Handful of ice

dash of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until frozen and delicious!

 

 

Do you like pumpkin?  Have you gotten your Pumpkin Spice Latte yet?

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