It’s the perfect time of the year to talk about pumpkin as Fall rolls in. Pumpkin goes with almost everything! I find myself enjoying it in desserts as much as I do in a hearty stew or breakfast smoothie. The flavor goes great in spicy and sweet!
Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, which is great for building up your immune system, staying clear from getting sick. It’s full of fiber, which satisfies your hunger hormones, keeping you full, as well as supporting your digestive tract. Pumpkin is very high in vitamin A which is crucial for eye health. It contains over 200% of your recommended daily intake in just 1 cup.
Pumpkin combined with a healthy fat, and source of protein makes the perfect snack or dessert nutrients in my opinion! The combinations are endless, but here are three of my favorite ways to enjoy it. Pick one and blend it for a sweet treat – indulgent free! If your feeling creative, try all 3!
PUMPKIN NUT PIE
1 serving of the Pumpkin Nut Pie + 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
PUMPKIN NUT PIE POP
1 serving of the Pumpkin Nut Pie frozen in a popsicle mold for 4-5 hours
PUMPKIN NUT PIE PUDDING
1 serving of Pumpkin Nut Pie blended with one of the following:
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 cup coconut meat
- 1 tbsp chia seed + 3 tbsp nut milk (this needs to soak for about 15 minutes before using)
- 1/4 cup 1oz cashews soaked for 1-2 hours then drained
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin extract can sub with vanilla
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice mix
- dash of sea salt
- ½ cup So Delicious unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- splash of coconut nectar or honey
Blend until smooth and enjoy as a thick shake
Store in the freezer for a popsicle
Blend with an avocado, yogurt, or chia gel for a creamy pudding