Are you Team Pumpkin or Team Apple? Gotta admit...I'm both! But today I'm sharing a favorite pumpkin recipe that's perfect for the fall season. ENJOY!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1-2 tsp maple syrup (or a few drops of liquid stevia)
Pumpkin pie spice, to taste
Add ingredients to a mason jar, or other container with a lid, and refrigerate for at least three hours, or overnight. When ready to eat, stir and add:
1 banana, chopped
Collagen peptides (for protein!)
Be sure to let me know if you give it a try! XO
Two things I know for certain: #1 cherries are the best fruit ever, and #2 smoothie bowls are life. Now, you may disagree with me on one or both of those, but even so, give this one a try because it just might change your mind!
This beauty cools you off on a hot summer day, and whether you eat it for lunch, dinner or a snack, it's a healthy, whole food option that will leave you feeling totally satisfied.
Cherries give you a good dose of antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory, so they can keep you looking young while protecting you from illnesses like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and obesity. Cherries also contain melatonin, which promotes a restful night of sleep!
Here is how I make my bowl (feel free to change up measurements if you are tracking macros and need to adjust):
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen cherries (save about 6 or 8 to chop for the top!)
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 serving collagen peptides or vanilla protein powder
Blend together, pour into a bowl and top with chopped cherries and your favorite granola! ENJOY! XO
Oatmeal is sort of a forgotten food when you no longer eat an official breakfast. But oats contain antioxidants and are full of soluble fiber, which means they can reduce the risk of heart disease, help control blood sugar, and aid in weight loss. We should eat them any time of day!
Oatmeal is a great lunch or snack because it packs a big punch in the carb department. I like to make this base recipe and then top with whatever I have on hand. Blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter....you can't go wrong. If I eat these for lunch, I will add collagen peptides for some protein!
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup non dairy milk
liquid stevia to taste
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
Combine above ingredients in a container with a lid and refrigerate overnight, or for at least three hours. When ready to eat, top with your favorite fruit. Make several batches ahead of time and enjoy all week! ENJOY! XO
Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berries are a superfood that is native to South American rain forests. They contain loads of antioxidants, are good for your skin, may have anti-cancer properties, and support brain and heart health.
Blending acai puree into a smoothie bowl is a great way to consume these beneficial nutrients! Here is my favorite recipe:
1 package frozen unsweetened acai puree
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
Blend the above ingredients together until smooth. Adjust thickness by adding or reducing the amount of ice. Freezing your banana will help too! Top with the other ½ banana (chopped), berries and your favorite granola.
Sometimes I will add 1/3 cup frozen beets and the color of the puree becomes a bright pink-purple! Beets are also good for your heart and brain, help protect against cancer, reduce inflammation in the body and boost your immunity.
Now that is a lot of bang for your buck! ENJOY! XO
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO