Two for One: Pumpkin Yogurt Delight & Pumpkin Overnight “Oats”

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Pumpkin Yogurt Delight and Pumpkin Overnight Oats


Ingredients:

  • PUMPKIN YOGURT

    70 g pumpkin puree
    120 g plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage 5%)
    1 Tbsp chia seeds
    1 Tbsp cocoa powder
    1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    1 tsp cinnamon
    ¼ cup berries, chopped nuts, seeds (optional)
  • OVERNIGHT OATS

    ½ cup milk of your choice (I used Silk Unsweetened)
    2 Tbsp chia seeds
    ½ Tbsp ground flax seed
    ¼ cup pumpkin puree
    1 Tbsp hemp seeds
    1 Tbsp cocoa powder
    1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp maple syrup, pancake syrup, or syrup of your choice (optional)
    Nuts, berries, sunflower seeds as toppings right before eating (optional)

    Directions:

    1. PUMPKIN YOGURT: Mix all ingredients together in bowl, except for the optional toppings. Before eating add the toppings and enjoy!
    2. OVERNIGHT OATS: Mix all ingredients together, except for the optional toppings, in a mason jar (~10 oz) or bowl and let sit overnight. Stir and add additional toppings before eating.

    Pumpkin... It's What's For Breakfast!


    Fall is finally here and that brings one of my favorite ingredients, pumpkin! Now pumpkin can be used year-round, but for some reason, it just tastes better this time of year. Pumpkin comes in all different forms such as canned pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie filling, and fresh pumpkin. Pumpkin is a very versatile and nutritious ingredient. It can be a great addition to your morning oatmeal, added to a smoothie or yogurt, or cooked into your main dish. Just a few of the health benefits of pumpkin include:

    A rich source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A), beta-cryptoxanthin, and alpa-carotene which are rich sources of antioxidants

    A good source of Vitamin C

    A good source of fiber at 3 grams per ½ cup serving

    Contains potassium, copper, manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, and Iron

      Preparing breakfast the night before is a great way to catch extra sleep in the morning and for those mornings when you just don’t have time to make it. I like to experiment with “overnight oats” and different ways to use yogurt for breakfast. The Pumpkin Overnight Oats and Pumpkin Yogurt Delight recipes are two of my regulars this time of year. You can always change up the recipes to your liking and replace the nuts and/or berries, or use oats in place of some of the chia seeds and hemp seeds. Enjoy!

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