Warming Pumpkin Oatmeal

Warming Pumpkin Oatmeal

  • ½ cup of organic gluten free oats
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 pinches of cayenne
  • ½ cup of organic unsweetened nut milk
  • ¼ cup organic pumpkin
  • 1 tsp organic maple syrup, preferably grade B
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp organic chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

 

Combine the oats with the spices. Combine the wet ingredients. Mix all together. Let it set overnight. Either eat cold or heat on the stove in the morning. Sprinkle the hemp seeds on top!

Some ingredient highlights…

  • Pumpkin in high in antioxidants and helps you eat with the fall season without having to roast a whole pumpkin. You’re having a sweet veggie before the day even starts. 
  • Cayenne is an anti inflammatory spice that warms up the whole dish so it’s extra comforting, even if it’s served cold.
  • Maple syrup, when high quality and grade B, provides a lot of plant-based nutrients from the maple tree.
  • Chia seeds and hemp seeds are high in omega-3s, protein and are considered a food to “eat in abundance” in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Overnight oats are also the perfect way to whip something up quickly at night and have it waiting for you in the morning. (Because who wants to make breakfast when you’re still sleep-drooling on yourself? Not me.) Letting it set overnight also means that the oats are more digestible, and therefore, the nutrients of the whole meal are more absorbable. What’s the use in eating great healthy food if you can’t digest it, amiright?