Dear Flu Fairies:
Please leave my husband alone. I really miss sleeping on my bed. And don’t even think of trying to get to me. Me and my BFF lysol will kick your butt half-way to Mars.
So that sums up my life as of late. It’s ok though – Ross isn’t a huge fan of all things squash and pumpkin (I know, right?!?) so I’m getting in all of my favorite fall flavors on an almost daily basis.
Like pumpkin pie for breakfast.
Yup, you heard me, pumpkin pie for breakfast. I swear this tastes better than pumpkin pie because it’s delicious and you know it’s good for you, too.
Pumpkin oats contained:
- 1/3 cup each oats, rice milk and water
- a couple drops of vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- LOADS of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup
- raw pumpkin seeds for garnish, crunch and more protein
I cook the oats until they’re almost done and then stir everything else in. The other thing about this breakfast is that because it is so filling it will take you forever to eat.
I enjoyed mine with vanilla rice milk, and I also just had a glass of calcium enriched OJ – you know, just to show those flu fairies who’s boss.