As the days grow slightly shorter and the breeze a touch cooler, coffee drinks turn spiced, menus are laced with orange, and just like that the pumpkin flavored season is upon us.
While pumpkin-anything has been the source of “basic” jokes over the years, it’s undeniable that many of us look forward to this sweet, creamy, spiced seasonal flavor. Whether in our mugs, baked goods, soups, or burning in a candle, we tend to love this Autumn veggie.
Pumpkin is in fact a gut-friendly food, and one that a lot of us could benefit from eating.
When ordering a specialty drink like the basic pumpkin latte I suggest enjoying it a few times through the season if it’s one of your greatest joys, but you can tweak your order to make it healthier:
Metabolic & Gut health friendly
What You Need:
2 cups rolled organic oats
1 heaping scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup almond butter
handful roasted pumpkin seeds, walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
tiny pinch of cloves
What To Do:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix until smooth, then roll into balls and place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Put in fridge to harden up for 30 minutes before eating and keep refrigerated for a week. Enjoy 🙂
This recipe is so easy, my 3 year old loved making them and was happy to eat the raw “dough”!