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The Nicest Mean Matcha You’ve Ever Met

Matcha Overnight Porridge with Pumpkin Butter topping

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Never thought I’d be pairing Matcha and Pumpkin together…

This fall I am convinced that Pumpkin can pretty much pair with everything. So I figured, hey, why not Matcha?!

This overnight porridge went beyond my expectations and I know you will become a “Pumpkin Everything” believer after you taste this. 🙂

Ingredients: (Calories: 368, Protein 21g, Carbs 49g, Fat 11g)

Overnight Porridge-

Toppings-

  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Pure
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Pancake Syrup
  • 1/4 Banana, sliced

Directions:

  • Place all porridge ingredients in a jar, put the lid on, and Shake! Refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, combine and stir pumpkin pure, pumpkin peanut butter, pumpkin spice, and pancake syrup.
  • Place porridge in serving cup (or eat straight from the jar you used!), top with Pumpkin Peanut butter, and garnish with banana slices.

Now enjoy! 🙂


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Caffeinate Me

Superfood Chocolate Caramel Coffee Smoothie

Sponsored by Vitamin Shoppe, all opinions are my own.

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Some days I like my coffee black.

Other days I want a coffee that will take me on a sweet tooth caffeine adventure. 🙂

Being the sweet tooth gal that I am, I have to make sure I’m still getting my greens along with my chocolate fix.

Thankfully Amazing Grass Cacao Chocolate Infused Green Superfood powder makes it easy to achieve daily doses of greens and benefits of cacao!

Caffeinated and feeling reallllll good.

Ingredients: (Serves 1- Calories 298, Protein 27g, Carbs 24g, Fat 12g)

Directions:

  • Place everything in blender, blend on high speed, and DRINK UP.

Bonus Tip: You can make this into a Pumpkin Chocolate Coffee smoothie by adding pumpkin pure and pumpkin spice. Now that sounds Yummy! 😛


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Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, and Jelly Sandwich in a Jar.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter and Strawberry Overnight Porridge

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With LA being a million degrees during the first week of fall, a girl needed to improvise on how to get her “Pumpkin Everything” fix without standing in front of the stove.

I’ve done the basic combos for pumpkin: chocolate and pumpkin, banana and pumpkin, even ricotta cheese and pumpkin. I needed something new and exiciting for my tastebuds!

This is where strawberry comes into play.

Partnering with Vitamin Shoppe for new fall recipes, I decided that strawberries needed their pumpkin fix too!

Lets get this pumpkin party started. 😉

Ingredients: (Serves 1: Calories 342, Protein 22g, Carbs 42g, Fat 10g)

Note* I doubled the recipe to make two servings

For porridge-

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Topping-

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Flax and Chia seed peanut butter (Trader Joes)
  • 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Pure
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon (I like a lot of spice, this is totally your preference)

Misc-

  • 1 Whole Strawberry

Directions:

  • Place ALL porridge ingredient in a jar, shake, and leave overnight in the refrigerator.
  • In the morning, stir, and dived into two glasses (If making two servings)
  • Combine Peanut Butter Pumpkin toppings together in a small ramekin, then top Porridge.
  • Decorate with as many fresh strawberries as you’d like. ENJOY!

Tip: You can Substitute the protein powder for any flavor you have. I highly recommend the Strawberry flavor though, JUST SAYIN. 🙂

 

 


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Fluffy Kodiak Cakes

Pecan Pumpkin Pancakes

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If you haven’t heard, Kodiak Cakes make pancakes, waffles, and crepes So easy. The Protein Packed Waffle mix is a huge staple in our home. Just add equal parts water to the dry mix and you are good to go!

But how do you make these easy cakes more fluffy?

Two words: Coconut Flour.

The mix taste great on it’s own, but I’ve always wondered if they could be more fluffy. Adding coconut flour, and a few other ingredients, to the mix made a huge difference.

Now get your fluffy pancakes on!

Ingredients: (Makes 6 small Fluffy pancakes, Calories 323, Carbs 38g, Protein 25g, Fat 9g)

  • 1/3 cup Kodiak Cakes protein packed waffle mix
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 tablespoon pumpkin pure
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking power
  • 1/2-1 cup water (desired consistency)
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed raw pecans
  • 1/2 tablespoon Glazed Donut Muscle Butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions: (Be patient! Coconut Flour pancakes take a little longer than regular pancakes)

  • Combine waffle mix, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice in a medium size bowl, set aside.
  • Whisk together 1/2 cup water, egg white, greek yogurt, pumpkin pure, and vanilla extract in a small bowl then combine with dry ingredients. Adding more water if desired (I used about 1 cup water, adding in 2 tablespoons at a time, making 6 small fluffy pancakes).
  • Heat skillet on medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Let skillet warm for about 5 minutes before cooking. Spoon batter using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon, letting the pancakes cook 3-5 minutes on each side (golden brown). Repeat until batter is gone.
  • While pancakes are cooking, put Muscle Butter in a small microwave safe dish and heat for 20 seconds. Stir in 1/2 tablespoon water with Muscle butter to get a drizzle consistency.
  • Stack cooked pancakes on a plate, decorate with Syrup, Glazed Donut Muscle Butter drizzle, and crushed pecans.

Bonus tip: You could also make these as banana pancakes subbing out the pumpkin for banana… but I am sure you’re not tired of pumpkin this early on into fall. 😉 Cheers!


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Happiness is Pumpkin Ricotta stuffed French Toast

Pumpkin Ricotta stuffed French Toast

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Just when I thought I’ve had every ricotta combo, pumpkin and ricotta stuffed french toast popped into my mind.

There’s nothing more satisfying than new ideas being So Delicious! Sometimes strange but weird combos can be just… weird. There was no weird feelings between the pumpkin spice and ricotta cheese.

Oh, I guess the Naturally More Almond Butter maple syrup drizzle helped too. 😉

Ingredients: (Calories 304, Protein 18g, Carbs 42g, Fats 9g)

  • 2 pieces low sodium bread
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Naturally More almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pure

Directions:

  • Combine ricotta, pumpkin pure, and pumpkin spice. Sandwich this mixture between the two pieces of bread.
  • Whisk together the egg white, almond milk, and cinnamon in a bowl large enough for the bread pieces. Dip each side of sandwich into mixture making sure it’s completely soaked into the bread slices.
  • Heat skillet, spray with cooking spray, and cook bread slices until crispy on each side.
  • While cooking, combine almond butter with syrup in a small ramekin. Once french toast is ready, drizzle almond butter maple syrup on top, and FEAST.

Tip: This would really taste great with Any nut butter maple syrup, but the Naturally More Almond butter is really the winner here. JUST SAYIN. 🙂


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Pumpkin Spice is in the air

Pumpkin Porridge

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There’s nothing that makes me feel more basic than being excited Pumpkin Spice season.

I’m not going to say that I indulge in the PSL from Starbucks craze, but I do get a little carried away with the pumpkin spiced treats. TIS THE SEASON OK. 😛

What better way to start pumpkin spice season than a bowl of Pumpkin Porridge topped with Siggis drinkable yogurt, peanut butter maple syrup drizzle, and mixed nuts? I don’t think there is a better way.

Ingredients: (Serves 1: Calories 276, Carbs 39g, Protein 15g, Fat 8g)

To make two servings like I did, double the recipe below.

  • 1/2 Cup Multigrain Hot Cereal from Trader Joes
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pure (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional, this is used as my sweetener. Can use Truvia or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tablespoon flax seed and chia seed peanut butter (Trader Joes)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (I used Walden Farms)
  • 2 tablespoons Siggis drinkable plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons raw mixed nuts

Directions:

  • In a medium size pot combine hot cereal, water, pumpkin pure, and spices. Places heat on high until water starts to boil. Turn to simmer and store every few minutes making sure the porridge does not overflow!
  • While porridge is cooking, heat peanut butter in a small microwavable ramekin for 15-20 seconds. Stir in maple syrup and set aside (you can add a few drops of water to change the consistency)
  • Once porridge is almost cooked (about 7-9 minutes), add in protein powder, or sweetener of choice, stir, and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Dish out porridge in a bowl and decorate with drinkable yogurt, peanut butter syrup, and mixed nuts!

Now go wild with your basic Pumpkin Spice crazed self. 🙂


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Pizza Party at 8am

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What more could you ask for in a breakfast flatbread pizza?

Maybe a breakfast flatbread pizza that takes less than 15 minutes? I got you covered! 🙂

The combination of whole milk ricotta cheese and light mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, homegrown tomatoes, and diced fig is Unreal. The perfect amount of savory and sweet to start your day.

Ingredients: (Serves 1, Cals 338, Carbs 43g, Protein 20g, Fat 10g)

  • 1/4 cup light mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 diced vine tomato, homegrown preferred for the sweetest tasting tomato EVER
  • 1 ounce diced fig
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 Trader Joes Whole Wheat Lavish bread

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, spray cooking oil on pizza pan and set aside.
  • Combine ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese together, spread evenly on Lavish bread.
  • Decorate with diced tomato, fig, and basil. Place on sprayed pizza pan and  bake for 7-8 minutes (or desired crispness of the crust).
  • When done, slice into as many slices as you’d like. Or pick the entire pizza up and eat. To each its own. 😉

Cheers to the Pizza!