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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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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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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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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. 🙂