Sunday, November 21, 2010


So he tells me I do this all the time.... obsess over an ingredient... run it into the ground.... decide I need to break up with the ingredient... only to start the vicious cycle all over again with something else.

Is there a helpline for problems such as these?!

So right now... and for the past month or so I've been obsessed with Libby's Canned Pumpkin Puree. I put it in everything.

My love affair with pumpkin is definitely a healthy one- fiber, vitamins A, K, C, and E, antioxidant, magnesium, potassium, and iron- that's a pretty rockin' nutritional resume!

So to get the mornings going there have been one of two breakfasts!

The first is a Pumpkin Smoothie

The night before I freeze a peeled banana. Add the banana to the following in a blender, and swirl!

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup greek yogurt

3 TBSP Agave Nectar

1/3 cup Almond Milk

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

( I also tossed in an apple to the mix one morning... it was awesome!)

extra tasty with a side of graham crackers!

The second is for mornings that require some warmth.

Pumpkin Oat Meal

I make normal oatmeal- 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats, 1/2 cup Almond Milk, and some water depending on consistency desired. In to the mix also goes pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin, and 1 TBSP Raw creamy almond butter. I crumble a graham cracker on top, sit back, and nom nom nom....

So my dear pumpkin- who makes fall that much more enjoyable with your round little body, and healthy packed deliciousness- if lovin' you is wrong, I don't wanna be right!

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