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Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oats

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A.K.A. HEAVEN IN YOUR MOUTH.

I LOVE pumpkin (so basic, huh?)!

I definitely don’t OD on it every fall while every other girl is. + I don’t run to Starbucks to get my PSL on because, EW (So much nasty shit in their dranks. I’m all about the healthy PSL that I can make any time of year! Recipe here>>> Skinny PSL) I love it alllll year long. Some kind of romantic relationship ish love goin’ on there. Faithful + loyal. YUP.

But really, pumpkin is SO good and SO good for you!

100% real pumpkin has so many health benefits: sharper vision, better immunity, aids in weightless, lowers cancer risk, younger looking skin + may help treat diabetes.

SIGN. ME. UP.

Overnight oats are super easy to prep and grab in the morning while you’re running out the door!

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Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oats:

1/2 cup plain greek yogi

1/2 cup pure organic pumpkin

1/4 cup gluten free oats

1/2 cup almond milk (CARAGEENAN FREE)

1 TBS organic honey or pure organic amply syrup

1/4 TSP organic cinnamon

1/4 TSP pumpkin pie spice

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Throw everything together in some cute lil mason jars + put in the refrigerator to set. THAT EASY.

If you’re feelin’ nutty, top with some pecan pieces or chopped walnuts! YUM.

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Easy breakfast options: Coconut Yogurt Parfaits

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I’m all about quick and easy on-the-go options even when I’m not on the go and coconut yogurt parfaits are a love of mine.

Has anyone tried coconut milk yogurt? It’s SOO good and makes the perfect vegan option!

I don’t eat parfaits often because there is quite a bit of sugar in yogurt (amongst other things) but once in awhile they are the perfect treat!

And when they look this cute, it’s that much more exciting to eat!

Coconut Yogurt Parfaits:

Coconut yogurt of your choice

1 TBSP cacao nibs

1/4 cup oats

1/8 cup chopped walnuts

  4 big strawberries, sliced

1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut

In your mason jar, start with your yogurt on the bottom and layer cacao nibs, oats, walnuts and strawberries. Top with shredded coconut and enjoy!

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If you have some lovely coworkers, try surprising them with a delish, healthy parfait once in awhile. You guys can all get on the healthy train together! Mason jars are pretty easy to find these days but I usually go straight to Michael’s to get mine.

Mason jar parfaits are so versatile and you really can use any ingredients you choose. I tend to mix it up every time just to stay balanced and keep things exciting!

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3 Ingredient Vegan Pancakes! + a super easy, healthy syrup!

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I’m a BIG bruncher. Mostly because I love mimosas but I also love breakfast food. A lot of people I know have a hard time eating breakfast. Nope, not me. I’ll never skip breakfast because it is my faveeee.

+ eating breakfast is SO good for you! It speeds up your metabolism + sets the tone for a super productive day. We just posted about this over on Bowed Arrows. Chchcheck it out here!

I used to be the girl that was always early to everything. + then some switch flipped + I am often a few minutes late or pulling in just on time – WTH. Because of this lovely transformation, I’ve had to adapt + figure out some quick + easy breakfast options. This breakfast smoothie is still my all time fave. But I’m also doing my Ezekial or Veganic toast with this 5 sec jam quite often. Food prep is my jam as well. I just found a super healthy vegan banana nut bread (I will be posting the recipe for soon) that is perfect for packaging into little baggies for the entire week!

When you have a little more time to brunch + enjoy some champs with fresh watermelon juice, you can whip up these 3 ingredient vegan pancakes! Super easy + super healthy.

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Vegan Pancakes:

♥ 1 ripe banana

♥ 1-2 spoonfuls of chia seeds

♥ 2 TBSP ground flax seed mixed with 6 TBSP water

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Throw all ingredients into blender + blend! You may need to add a little extra water. I added some almond milk to help it blend. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Turn burner on low to heat your griddle + add a little coconut oil to it. Spoon silver dollar sized onto your warm griddle. They will take a little longer to cook (about 3-5 min per side) so be patient.

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Berry Orange Syrup:

♥ 6-8 organic pitted dates

♥ 1 handful berries of your choice (I used blackberries)

♥  3/4 – 1 cup water (start small + add more if it’s too think)

♥ 1 tsp pure organic vanilla

♥ orange zest + juice {optional}

Throw all ingredients into your food processor or magic bullet + blend! You can warm in a small saucepan on the stove if you choose to. Pour onto your vegan pancakes + enjoy!

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Definitely boyfriend approved! JorBabe couldn’t get enough.

I am not a full on vegan but I do feel much better when I am eating less animal products. There is so much bad, fatty cholesterol in animal products + too much of it is harmful to our bodies (watch “Forks Over Knives”). I have never really enjoyed the taste of meat so i usually try pretty hard to cut that out of my diet. Eggs + cheese are a weakness of mine + I’ll have them occasionally. But I really enjoy creating or finding vegan recipes because they are SOO good + taste like the real thing. + if you eat a wholesome diet of tons of veggies, some whole grains, some nuts + some fruit, you will still get the proper nutrients your body needs!

I’m all about being healthy + feeling great.

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OHHMYYGAGA: Dessert for breakfast with this breakfast smoothie

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Soooo…don’t get addicted to this flippin’ delishh breakfast smoothie. If you like dessert (me me mee), you’ll love waking up to enjoy this. You’ll go to bed excited to wake up in the morning. You might even dream about it. It’s that good. + the best part about it? It’s packed full (like seriously packed…you’ll see what I mean) of body good yumminess!

Sometimes I wake up early with JorBabe just to make him (errr..me) one. I mean, what other breakfast is worth waking up early for?? Jor loves this smooth too! If JorBabe is a happy camper, I’m a happy camper. WIN WIN.

Superfoods

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. You’ve gone all night without eating so make sure you get something in you to keep that metabolism going strong. + make sure it’s something good for you so you start your day off on the right track!

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Breakfast Dessert Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 TSP spirulina (absorbs free radicals in the body)
  • 1/4 TSP chlorella (fights free radicals, increases good bacteria in the GI tract)
  • 1/4 TSP cinnamon
  • 1 TSP bee pollen (enhanced energy, skin smoother, immune booster, allergy alleviation – see more here!)
  • 1 TSP ground flax (fiber, omega-3s, cancer-fighting lignans)
  • 1 TSP raw cacao powder (lots of antioxidants! anti-inflammatory, anti-aging)
  • 1 TSP green superfood
  • 1 TBS chia seeds (heart health, regularity, healthy weight)
  • 1 TBS maca powder (stamina)
  • 1 TBS almond butter (or organic PB…I like to switch it up sometimes)
  • 1-1 1/2 cups coconut or almond milk [make sure there is no nasty carageenan in it!]
  • 6 ice cubes

Nutribullet

…see, I told you it was jam-packed full of body good stuff. + it’s easy- just toss everything into your Nurtibullet or whatever you use to blend your smooths and TADA! You’re ready to run out the door and enjoy this on the way to work. It seriously makes my 45 min commute seem like a breeeze.

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 Spirulina here | Chlorella here | Ground Flax here | Raw Cacao here | Green Superfood here

Chia Seeds here |Maca here | Nutribullet here