The second best time of the year is here!

1 Oct

Okay so Christmas definitely comes 1st, but the 2nd best time of the year is fall! It is by far my favorite season for so many reasons. I love the weather, the trees, the colors, the months, and of course  pumpkins, squash, apples, chestnuts and sweet potatoes! (I have had a baked sweet potato with raw almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped pecans for lunch every day the past week haha)  I am obsessed with pumpkin (and sweet potato)  everything, literally. I use the 2 interchangeably in different things.

I have already made pumpkin lattes, vegan pumpkin bars, walnut pumpkin butter, pumpkin granola, pumpkin overnight oatmeal , and I have such a long list of pumpkin things to make.

I’ve had pumpkin overnight oats for breakfast three days a week, on the morning I have 8 am classes. It is perfect breakfast the night before I throw in some oats, chia or ground flax, unsweetened vanilla almond milk. cinnamon, nutmeg, some pumpkin pie spice, walnuts or almond, raw pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin! It saves so much time in the morning, I just pull it out of the fridge and take it to class. Sitting overnight the oats really soak up the flavor of the spices, and the almond milk to become so creamy.

I made pretty much the same version of the oats into granola!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients (I didn’t measure so just eye it)

Oats

walnuts & almond soaked overnight

pumpkin seeds

ground flax

quinoa flakes

puffed millet

apple sauce

A little coconut oil

A lot of spices–cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, pumkin pie spice

vanilla

pumpkin!

I baked at 350 for about 45 minutes! Perfect on top of some almond yogurt!   Amande

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkins are part of the cucurbit (gourd) family. The cucurbit family includes pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, luffas, watermelons and melons. They are technically a fruit with over a cup of seeds on the inside! A more detailed post to come about the nutrition of this awesome orange gourd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had some freshly made hot mulled apple cider this morning at the farmers market! There was no sugar added, and was not needed at all-it was perfectly sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BB farmers market is just amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie and I enjoying our cider and taking in the beauty of the farmers market!

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4 Responses to “The second best time of the year is here!”

  1. run4joy59 October 2, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    I love this time of year too. After the long, hot summer I’m always ready for cooler weather and i love the fall fruits and veggies!! That cider sounds delish!!

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