Pumpkin Palooza

When you think pumpkin, you probably think, FALL, right?!  Not in this house!  It’s pumpkin all year long.  Drinks, muffins, pancakes, pudding, you name it, I’ll make it with pumpkin.  In our pantry you can always find a few cans of good ole pumpkin puree.

This week I went for pumpkin protein shakes and pumpkin pancakes and those are the recipes I’ll be sharing with you!

First up, protein shake.

The past week I’ve been testing different protein powders and bought a flavor I typically would’ve passed on, Vanilla Chai, by VegaOne.  After I had blended it up and tasted it, I was pleasantly surprised and my first thought was, “this will ROCK with pumpkin!” Into the pantry I went and 3 tbsp of puree went into the blender.

vegaonechaishake

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 packet or scoop VegaOne Vanilla Chai
  • 1.25 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • dash pumpkin pie spice

It was definitely fall in a glass!

And the second recipe this week is a PANCAKE recipe!  Now, unfortunately, I sat down and DEVOURED it this morning and I have NO picture for you (insert sad sigh here!), sorry guys!

Recipe:

Combine all the wet ingredients together first then add the dry to the wet.

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Now if the batter seems to thick (which it might since coconut flour is REALLY absorptive) add a few splashes of water or unsweetened almond milk.  I turned this into one GIANT pancake, or you could make it into a few smaller pancakes.

Happy Eating!

xoxo

Dorothy

 

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