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Everyone raves about the PSL from Starbucks, but I’ve still never tried it! I know, I know I need to cave into the trend and try it, but in the mean time, I have a different (and healthier) pumpkin spiced treat to enjoy: Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal. This dish is a hearty breakfast that is way more exciting than a plain bowl of oats. You could also make it as a healthy dessert alternative! Hop on the pumpkin/fall recipe bandwagon and give this recipe a try!
Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal
½ cup quick oats
¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 scoop of unflavored protein powder of your choice
1 tsp. brown sugar
Couple dashes of ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
Optional: 1 tbsp. chopped pecans
Makes 1 serving
Calories: about 300
Make oatmeal in microwave according to instructions. Once cooked, mix in pumpkin puree, protein powder, brown sugar and spices. Keep it like this, or top with the chopped pecans.
It’s simple, quick, healthy, delicious, and gives you flavors of fall; thus, making it the perfect treat. So get your ingredients and enjoy this any time of the day!
Fall is in full swing and we are surrounded by pumpkin-spice and apple flavored everything. Although pumpkins and apples are a healthy base or additive to recipes, a lot of times the recipes turn into major indulgences that probably last all fall long. So, instead of giving up these #fallfavorites, I have a couple ideas on how to healthily indulge.
This first post of #fallfavorites is Apple Crisp. I went apple picking (soo00oo fall, I know) and ended up with around 18 large apples. I knew I needed a way use up a lot of them at once, and to share it all, so I experimented with my own apple crisp recipe. Whereas this typical dessert would be packed with a lot of sugar, butter, maple syrup and other sweet goodness, I tried to cut out some fat and calories with alternatives. For example, I didn't add regular sugar; I used light agave syrup instead of regular maple syrup; I didn't add flour; and I used a smaller portion of reduced-fat butter.
Even with these changes, the apple crisp was amazing, and I'm not just saying that because I made it. I have a lot of people that could back up that claim :) Try it out!
Recipe #1: Apple Crisp
5 Medium Apples of any kind, cored, sliced thin
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Light Agave Syrup
1 cup Quick Oats
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Reduced-Fat Butter, melted
Optional: ¼ cup Raisins
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Prepare the apples and put in a large bowl. Toss with cinnamon and agave. Spread apple mixture evenly on a baking dish.
Mix together the topping ingredients in another bowl. Add the raisins in this if you would like. Pour the mixture over the apples evenly. It should cover all the apples.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is lightly browned.
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