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Apples to Apples

Chia Seed Applesauce

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When my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted some apples, I didn’t think twice!

Who can resist free apples, some were fresh picked green apples from Julian, CA and the others were Honey Crisp apples that were on sale. How many apples could she really be giving me?…

One huge bag later I had enough apples to feed an army.

I’ve been following Amanda from Running with Spoons for a few years now. She has inspired my cooking in many ways, especially with her homemade strawberry chia seed jam!

With all the apples that were taking over my fridge, I needed a quick and easy way to use up most of them. This is were Amanda’s Easy Applesauce falls into place!

Im telling you, this girl is a genius when it comes to simple but insanely delicious treats. All I did to alter the recipe was throw in 1 tablespoon of Plnt chia seeds at the end of cooking.

Check out Amanda’s Easy Applesauce recipe, toss some Plnt chia seeds in there near the end of cooking, and let your house smell of cinnamon apples for hours! 🙂


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Oh So Crispy Brown Rice Pumpkin Bars

Crispy Brown Rice Pumpkin Bars

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No tricks, just treats here today. 🙂

Who doesn’t love a rice crispy treat?

I remember going to Starbucks at least twice a week in high school and indulging in their marshmallow crispy treats, paired along side a caramel frap. Those were the days!

These Crispy Brown Rice Pumpkin Bars do not taste like a marshmallow crispy treat… but they are not supposed to! They are filled with yummy Pumpkin Peanut Butter and drizzled with Dark Chocolate.

SO FALL I CANNOT EVEN.

Ingredients:

Without Chocolate drizzle- (Serves 9,  Calories 150, Carbs 22g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g)

Directions:

  • Put pumpkin peanut butter, coconut nectar, and vanilla extract into a small sauce pan and heat over a low heat until the mixture becomes warm and syrupy.
  • While your pumpkin peanut butter syrup is heating, spray a large bowl with cooking spray before adding the brown rice cereal. Pour the obey gooey pumpkin peanut butter syrup over the cereal and combine until all of the rice crisps are evenly coated.
  • Transfer crispies into an 8×8-baking dish that has been lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Pat them down and make them nice and even, pop in the fridge about ten minutes.
  • While the crispies are in the fridge, place dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and heat until chips are completely melted. Stirring every 15 seconds or so.
  • Take crispies out of the fridge, drizzle dark chocolate on top, and return to the refrigerator. After about an hour, cut into 9 squares, and enjoy!

Tip: You can add in other goodies to the brown rice crisps before combine the pumpkin peanut butter syrup! Next time I want to add in raw pumpkin seeds. YUM!


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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! 😛