A lot of people have asked me what I usually have for breakfast: I tend to be ‘on the go’ in the mornings, but I like to begin my day with massive cup of coffee and a protein & carbohydrate dense breakfast that will not only power me through my morning but will help sustain me throughout the day and through potentially longer evening workouts (+ lunch, dinner & lots of snacks).
I have a lot of components in my kitchen (nuts, seeds, fruit) and am always looking for new ways to combine them to not only eat something ‘healthy’ but create something delicious and comforting either at my kitchen table or while I’m out.
This one is for those looking for raw, vegan & autumn comfort food. The raw pumpkin combined with the almond milk and cinnamon creates a really creamy and sweet texture that will leave you more than satisfied. (Do feel free to stick all of the ingredients in a small pot and simmer until they’re a desired temperature if you’re in the mood for something warmer! This can be compiled the night before, thrown in a mason jar and brought wherever the wind may take you.
Chia & Almond Muesli with Pumpkin Puree [serves 1]
1 medium banana, sliced
1/2 cup chia & almond bircher muesli (or any raw rolled oat)
1/2 cup raw almond milk (or any dairy free milk of your choice)
3 oz raw pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar, stir together and allow to sit for 30 minutes-overnight so oats and chia have the ability to absorb the almond milk.
OR: combine all ingredients in a small pot and allow to simmer over medium heat until desired temperature. Enjoy!
325 calories, 50 g Carbohydrates, 12 g Fat, 11 g Protein