All Things Pumpkin

Pumpkin Patch

Before Pumpkin Season ends, I thought I share with you my Pumpkin addictions!

Did you know that pumpkin is LOADED with Vitamin A??  Vitamin A is a super antioxidant that keeps you young, controls cholesterol and helps you lose weight!!!  Read more HERE.

Yes, indeed, pumpkin is a good thing. Disclosure: some of my pumpkin addictions are not going to help you lose weight….just because it says pumpkin, doesn’t mean its loaded with antioxidants….

Case in point: Pumpkin Spice latte’s….not real pumpkin.  But yummy!!!

Healthy Options:  Pumpkin Smoothie


This mornings breakfast was brought to you by real organic pumpkin smoothie:

2 Cups Almond Milk
1 scoop of Vega Protein and Greens protein powder. (20g protein per scoop)
1 Banana
1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin
Dash of Nutmeg
Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Crunchy Pumpkin Pie:  Yes this is healthy, I found the recipe on the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute website.  Check it out HERE

fullsizerenderI wish I would have taken a picture of the whole pie, this is all that’s left, apparently it was that good…..oh and yes I did add whipped cream!

Less Healthy Options: PUFFINS

img_0889THESE ARE TO DIE FOR!!!!  Made with real pumpkin, only 5g of sugar, under $3 at Grocery Outlet.

Y O U    A R E   W E L C O M E!!!!

Lastly, and being made this morning…..

Pumpkin Bread:

img_0926 You can find this at COSTCO and its EASY!  just mix it up and bake in your bread pan and you have pumpkin bread.  The added pecans make it delectable and in my house, it keeps the kids away:)

I had a friend that made a pumpkin soup, IN THE PUMPKIN!  If you have a recipe for that, will you send it my way?  Soon, I’m moving on to chocolate and Christmas cookies, so if you could get me that recipe soon that would be helpful!

Happy Civil War day to my football friends and happy almost Birthday to my mom!  It’s a big one and tomorrow we celebrate by having her cook us all Thanksgiving dinner.  We know how to make her happy!

Pumpkin Dreams to you all!

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