The Great Pumpkin Cookie

the great pumpkin cookie

The cookie! The healthy cookie!! The great, healthy pumpkin cookie!!!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole grain flour (or flour of your choice)

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup light brown sugar (or sugar of your choice)-most recipes like this call for a whopping 2 cups of sugar!! I cut that way down and used some goodies below to add in a little more sweetness!

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 cup pumpkin puree (if you wanted you could use almond or peanut butter to change this from a pumpkin cookie to a nut based)

2 Flax eggs (2 tsp ground flaxseed set in 4 tsp water for 2 min) or 2 eggs

2 tsp Chia seeds

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup mini choc chips

1/4 cup chopped dates

1/4 cup crasins or raisins

<<<Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees>>>

#1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon in large bowl and beat until well mixed.

#2. Add the pumpkin, vanilla extract, flax eggs and oils and beat about 2 min until dough  forms.

#3. Add the choc chips, raisins and or crasins, coconut flakes and dates (leave any of this out if you want) and blend again for 1 more min.

#4. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for approx 13 min. Let cool for 2 min then remove from sheet.

These will be almost the same consistency as a scone. They are packed with nutrients-of course!! Makes 2 dozen. Great as your carb before or after a workout, also great as your carb with breakfast with eggs and veggies…..Great with morning coffee or tea or an afternoon “treat”! Just Great all around ūüôā

Enjoy!!

A

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Overnight Oats

overnight oats blog pic

Version 1 on the left >>>>>Take 1 c oats, 1 c almond milk-unsweetened, 1 tsp flaxseed meal, 1 tsp chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg add to bowl and stir. Place uncovered in fridge overnight. When ready to eat add fresh fruit and a few drops of honey-more cinnamon if you want too! Makes 2 servings.

Version 2 on the right <<<<< Take 1/2 c oats, dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, 1 tsp flaxseed meal, chia seeds and coconut flakes-unsweetened, 1/2 c almond milk-unsweetened, 1/2 c mixed berries-fresh or frozen, 2 heaping tbsp Greek yogurt. Stir well and place in fridge overnight. Makes 2 servings.

Enjoy!! A

Apple Tart Smoothie

Ingredients:

3/4 c Plain Greek yogurt (can sub¬†with a banana and 1 scoop protein powder…will be less “tart’ though)-which you may like even better!

1 small granny smith apple chopped-skin on

1/2 c almond milk, soy, skim or whatever you like-but keep it on the lite side

3 tsp oats

1 tsp chia seeds

2 tsp flax seeds

throw in a few of each: walnuts and almonds

3 ice cubes

Blend

Enjoy!

xoxoxo-A

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Mango + Banana + Chocolate + Coffee smoothie!

Mango-banana-coffee-chocolate protein powder-flax, chia, oats and almond milk.

1/2 c chopped fresh mango

1 med banana

1 c unsweetened almond milk

1 packet instant coffee-I use Starbucks

1 tsp chia seeds

2 tsp flaxseeds

3 tsp oats

3 ice cubes

1 scoop AMP Wheyabolic Extreme 60 protein powder-from GNC-this is the kind I use (chocolate)

This is a complete and balanced breakfast 20 + grams of Protein, good carbs, lots of fiber, packed with good fats, omega 3 and 6 from the chia seeds, vitamin C and vitamin B from the banana and vitamin A and C from the mangos plus vitamin D and E from the almond milk, also great source of calcium!!!

What if you started every morning this way? I bet your body would thank you all day!!!

Enjoy!!
xoxoxo-A

Healthy Zucchini Apple and Walnut Muffins

HEALTHY ZUCCHINI, APPLE AND WALNUT  MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS:

1 c Bran Muffin Mix

1 c Flaxseed Meal-we love flax!

1/2 c chopped Walnuts

1/2 c chopped peeled Apple

3/4 c chopped peeled Zucchini

1 c water

3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp honey

2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ginger

Makes 12 mini muffins and 6 regular muffins

Spray pan with Pam or cooking spray. Oven on 350-minis take about 12 min, regular take about 15 min.

 Top with tsp of apple butter-extra yummy!!!

Granola: Pumpkin Almond Flax

Good afternoon! It’s fall and I have been wanting to make my own granola for a while now so I finally¬†did it and here it is: Pumpkin, almond and flax are the main ingredients! I hope you try it! It is so nutritious and can be made to suit your taste! Add different or multiple types of¬†nuts, different dried fruit or¬†chocolate!

I used:

4 c oats

3/4 c flaxseed

3/4 c crushed almonds

3/4 c sunflower seeds

1/4 c of honey

1/2 c dried cranberries

Ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon spices-about 2  tsp each-4 tsp of the pumpkin

2 small cupfuls of vanilla extract

Cinnamon and sugar grinder  to top it all off-just a dusting

Mix all ingredients except for the dried fruit-add that at the end when you pull it out of the oven to cool.

Bake at 350 degrees¬†for about 25 min-half way through give it a toss around to be sure you don’t¬†burn any of it. Use 2 trays so the granola is thinly and evenly spread…not piled¬†up too much!¬†Let it cool on the pan then seal and store.