September 12, 2015

Pumpkin Overnight Oats w/ Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding

Pumpkin Overnight Oats w/ Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding

Look, I’m not proud of this post. I’m someone who’d rather drop the fucking f-bomb than utter the words pump*** spice (as evidenced by which of the two I chose to censor…) I don’t know how it happened, but that previously gourd-geous vegetable turned into a Starbucks-sipping-Ugg-loving-tiara-wearing diva.  GET OFF YOUR THRONE VENTI P$L W/ WHIPPED AND COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH WITH THE REST OF US. In an attempt to redeem the once cherished and magical image of pumpkins (think: circa Cinderella), I’ve chosen to accent it this week, but with sophistication (or at least that’s how I’m justifying it to myself…) Below is a recipe for pumpkin overnight oats with a vanilla cinnamon chia seed mousse. It’s (pump)kin-d of one of the best things these hands have ever crEATed in the kitchen.

Pumpkin Overnight Oats:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 3/4 cup dairy free milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp honey (or a little maple syrup / stevia depending on your sweet preference)
  • 1/4 tsp maca powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • sprinkle of turmeric
  • dash of sea salt
  • Mix and let sit overnight

Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk (I used cashew milk)
  • 1 tbsp / scoop of vanilla protein powder OR 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract w/ sweetener (stevia, honey, etc.)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Mix and let sit overnight


Optional add-ons: granola and fresh figs!

PSA Oats 2

Superfood Spotlight

Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and omega-3s, making you happily satiated and keeps ya moving’.  Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and are high in antioxidants, which decrease inflammation.  A study in type 2 diabetics showed that chia seeds can significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation.

Maca powder – Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. It also improves sexual function, mood, and energy levels.

Turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory that neutralizes free radicals and helps treat and prevent cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and depression.

Oats are also packed with fiber to avoid sugar cravings later on throughout the day.

Overall, this breakfast is satisfying, mood and immune boosting, and anti-flammatory. Official book title reads: The Redemption of Pumpkin Spice.

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