Fall in Love with Pumpkin Spice Magic

Sep 7, 2023

4 Delightfully Healthy Treats to Savor.

The crisp breeze, vibrant leaves, and the return of cozy sweaters can only mean one thing – the pumpkin-spiced season is here! It’s that time of year when our taste buds dance with the warm embrace of cinnamon, nutmeg, and that iconic pumpkin flavor. But who says indulgence can’t be healthy? Get ready to fall head over heels for these four pumpkin-spiced treats that will satisfy your cravings while keeping your wellness goals in check.

1. Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  2. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  3. 1/2 banana
  4. 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  5. 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  6. Handful of ice cubes

Instructions:

  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth, and voila! A creamy, protein-packed delight that screams autumn.

2. Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cups:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  2. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  3. 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  4. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients, then scoop the mixture into a muffin tin. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes. Grab a cup whenever you need a quick, nourishing bite.

3. Pumpkin Spice Roasted Nuts:

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  2. 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  3. 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  4. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Toss the nuts in a mixture of maple syrup, melted coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Roast them in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for about 15 minutes. Let them cool and enjoy a crunchy, spiced snack.

4. Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding:

Ingredients:

  1. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  4. 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  5. 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Wake up to a creamy, nutrient-packed chia pudding that’s ready to be topped with your favorite fruits and nuts.

As the leaves change color, so can your approach to indulgence. These scrumptious pumpkin-spiced treats bring the fall spirit to your taste buds while nourishing your body. So, go ahead – embrace the pumpkin magic and savor the flavors of the season guilt-free!

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