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Recipe: Make Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

Pumpkin is the must-have ingredient of the season! Not only is it delicious but it’s loaded with nutrients to promote optimal health throughout your body. I recently made this fun and easy recipe for Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding. Quinoa is rich in nutrients like iron, magnesium, and vitamin B2. It’s also a lot of fun to eat! Pair it with some pumpkin and spice….you have a winning dish! If you have a slow cooker at home, you must give this recipe a try.

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup quinoa (make sure you rinse it before you toss it into your slow cooker)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (I used the kind from Trader Joes)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

STEP 1: Add all ingredients to your slow cooker.

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

STEP 2: Give it all a good stir.

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

STEP 3: Set the heating to low and let it cook for about 5 hours.

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

STEP 4: Serve the pudding topped with berries, bananas, nuts, or dates!

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

Smoothie of the Day: Halloween Pumpkin Smoothie

Happy Halloween! Treat yourself to this delicious smoothie that’s not only easy to make, but it’s full of nutrients. When I first tasted this smoothie, the first thing that came to mind was, “Wow! This tastes like a milkshake!” This is a great smoothie to give to your kids for that very reason…they won’t even know it’s healthy! Pumpkins are full of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and zinc. Bananas are another good source of potassium as well as vitamin B6 and C. The chia seeds give this smoothie an added boost of antioxidants and protein. Make this festive and fun smoothie today!

Halloween Pumpkin Smoothie

  • 1 can pumpkin puree (not the type used to make pumpkin pies, straight-up pumpkin)
  • 1 C almond milk (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
Add all ingredients to your blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy!