Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts. I usually make a vegan, gf version for Thanksgiving, but in the meantime I’m swapping my usual ingredients for the Fall flavor. I decided to add it to one of my fave breakfasts on-the-go and the results… ah-may-zing. A quick breakfast after your workout that tastes just like pumpkin pie? Um yes please.
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- Stevia (optional)
After adding all dry ingredients, seal with lid and shake well.
Next add almond milk, pumpkin puree and almond butter. Stir well, seal and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy for a protein packed breakfast that tastes just like dessert!
What’s in your gym bag? These are some of my essentials (I haven’t upgraded to the Fitbit yet, I use this.) I swear I get more use out of my Lululemon clothes than anything else I own, so it’s always worth the investment (once you’ve tried, you’ll never go back!) In search of an organized gym bag, this one looks like the perfect fit. I can’t get enough Manduka gym towels and Sparkly Soul headbands (they’re super cute & stay put!) What are some of your essentials?
Happy 2013! I appreciate all of your support during 2012, and I’m excited for new opportunities in the new year, as the end of this month marks the first birthday of The Subtle Statement!
I’m ringing in the new year in sunny Florida, which is quite a nice change from the snowed in streets of Pennsylvania. Nothing makes you appreciate warm weather like coming from heavy snow fall and 20 degrees!
I’m beginning the year with The Whole 30 Program. I eat healthy most of the time, but around the holidays I tend to slack off with too many treats and snacking, so I want to start fresh, because I feel healthiest (both inside and out) while I’m eating clean. The guidelines are pretty strict, but the explanation of “It’s For Your Own Good,” really motivated me. It’s only 30 days.. I can do this.
Being a vegan, makes the program more challenging because it does focus heavily on protein from animal sources, such as meat, seafood and eggs. Grain-free tempeh, edamame, and a generous amount of veggies, fruits, and healthy fats will be the foundation of the month’s meals. I’m up for the challenge.
Have you finished or plan to start The Whole 30? If so, I’d love to hear your feedback!
Wishing everyone best wishes in the new year!
- Manduka PROlite Yoga Mat
- Natural Fitness Hemp Yoga SlingStrap
- Stick-e Yoga Socks
- BLENDERBOTTLE® SPORTMIXER™ ON-THE-GO
- Manduka – eQua Mat Towel
- Lululemon Wunder Under Pant
- Twistband Hair Tie 12-Pack
- Bose SIE2i Orange Sport Headphone with MIC
- CamelBak BPA Free eddy Insulated Water Bottle
- VSX Sport Supermodel Racerback Sport Bra
- Manduka – eQua Hand Towel
- Manduka Mat Renew Yoga Mat Spray
- Nike – Free Run+ 3
As a vegan and total health nut, I’m always on the search for whole foods breakfast alternatives that are easy to travel with. I recently discovered BetterOats Pure and Simple. Packed with five whole grains and free of sugar and preservatives, it’s low-fat and low calorie. It is a good source of fiber and protein, making it a great pre-workout meal! Each pack of oatmeal doubles as a convenient measuring cup. I choose the “bare” flavor, and add in fresh berries, or bananas and coconut to switch up the flavor each day. Did I mention it’s organic? I’m hooked.