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


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)


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


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


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?