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Fall Fiesta!

October 20, 2014

 

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere! I love fall and everything that goes along with it; cozy sweaters, warm drinks, stew, dessert [dessert is always a good idea] & pumpkin flavoured everything! Really - have you noticed, everything is now available pumpkin spiced in the fall? Or is it just now that we are in the US that I have noticed this craz? I won’t lie, I do love the pumpkin obsession - I do look forward to Pumpkin Spice Lattes all year but…. It has gone a bit overboard. Pumpkin Pie Spice Pringles anyone? I guess I can't knock it until I try it right... Have you tried them? Maybe they are delicious... it just doesn't seem right to me.

I am guilty though, I have tested out a few new fall (pumpkin infused) recipes - see the pumpkin oatmeal cookie and pumpkin pie smoothie recipes below! I know the smoothie might sound a bit weird but, it was delicious and the perfect start to my cool fall morning this past weekend. I stumbled upon a similar recipe and since I didn't have all of the ingredients, I made my own version. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did! Just don’t overdose on pumpkin and be turned off until next year! It might make your fall selections a bit slim these days.


Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

 

1 cup coconut almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup ice cubes

Blend all of the ingredients and enjoy! I sprinkled a few extra chia seeds and cinnamon on top, because who doesn't love cinnamon?!

[The original recipe had coconut flakes, pecans and agave nectar however, I found the coconut almond milk added enough sweetness! Experiment with you own ingredients and let me know how it goes!]

Fall Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


 This recipe was actually posted by a family member of mine on Facebook. She said they were great so I had to try them. The full recipe is available over at denna's ideas.


These are a traditional oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a pumpkin kick to them. A friend of ours was over for dinner the day I made them and she approved!

While you are on our quest for pumpkin spiced recipes this fall, make sure you try my dear friend's Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa - it's next on my list!

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