Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pumpkin Love & A Winner!

I made the most amazing, accidental discovery this week!
Well 'tis the season for PUMPKIN anything and everything so I have be experimenting with all kinds of pumpkin this and pumpkin that...

After an early morning CrossFit workout this week, I was in a hurry to grab a bite to eat. Glancing into my fridge, a couple of things grabbed my attention-

Vanilla Greek Yogurt
leftover pumpkin puree from the previous days breakfast of Pumpkin Pie French Toast

then inspiration hit!

I mixed some Greek yogurt (about 3/4 of a cup)
with a big scoop of pumpkin (~2 heaping tablespoons)
I added some cinnamon, clove and nutmeg (you could, of course, use pumpkin pie spice mix)
then a dash of stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
a splash of vanilla
some walnuts (feel free to substitute pecans, almonds)
and finished it off with some granola-I used Maple Pecan flavor from Sweet Home Farm granola (yummmm)
You could use any crunchy cereal you have on hand or your favorite granola. This is the key ingredient-it mimics the crunch of crust!!

Mix it up and enjoy. Fabulous
Tastes just like Pumpkin Pie!!

but without the guilt.

My next pumpkin experiment??
Pumpkin Chia seed pudding!
I found THIS recipe, THIS recipe and THIS recipe.
They all look simple & delicious-I think I am opting for recipe #3 with the protein powder.

What Fabulous Pumpkin recipe do YOU love??

Want to know what else is fabulous??

Sparkly Soul headbands!!
I am so pleased to announce the winner of my Sparkly Soul giveaway-
There were 118 entries selected #98

Crossing a finish line with a smile on my face makes me sparkle!
from Jill R

Jill R please email me at jsmall(at)maine(dot)rr(dot)com so I can get you hooked up with your Sparkly Soul headband! 

I want to say welcome new followers to Miles Muscles & Mommyhood
thank you to all readers for taking the time to read about the craziness that is my life.
And no worries if you did not win THIS giveaway, I have some more awesome giveaways coming up!!
hint hint 


Jamie said...

My favorite - mushing up leftover pumpkin pie (crust included) into a bowl of ice cream. #nomnomnom.

Looking forward to the next giveaway!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That does sound good

Julie Arts said...

My favorite pumpkin recipe is a pumpkin dump cake we make at Thanksgiving. It is SO very decadent and bad for you. My favorite healthy pumpkin dish is probably healthy muffins or a BFL pumpkin cheesecake I used to make. Hm...I'll have to pull out that recipe and see if it is as palatable as I remember...or if it just tasted good because I was not really eating sweets at the time...

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Congrats to your winner!

What a great idea to mix some pumpkin puree into your yogurt! I mix puree into so many things but never thought about that one....gonna give it a try for breakfast tomorrow!

Jason said...

Change the title to Lola Love.....what a great picture and can't wait to play with my niece when I get there in August......what month are we in right now btw?

We are Ben and Rebecca said...

I have a similar recipe, although I thought the yogurt was brilliant. I make up french toast batter (eggs, nutmeg and vanilla) and put pumpkin into it. Then I use a cupcake pan and line each one with a slice of bread and pour my batter into it. It makes a yummy custard type thing.

TriMOEngr said...

Pumpkin nut mini muffins are my fave. I think I got the recipe from

Elle said...

Congrats to Jill!

For lunch today I had a Sesame Wasa crisbread with a Laughing Cow Cheese wedge spread over it... and then I topped it with some pumpkin, mixed with Splenda, and cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

Just like pumpkie pie!

Colleen said...

I love pumpkin and I love french toast. You won me over with this one! :) YUMMO!

Suz and Allan said...

Congrats Jill!

Caratunk Girl said...

That pumpkin yogurt thing sounds awesome. Making it tomorrow.

LOLA!! She is so cute!

Jill R said...

Hi Jen,

I tried emailing you, but my email keeps getting returned. I am super excited to have won your contest.