Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal Recipe

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by: Lauren Rae, CPT at TRYM Fitness and Sunwarrior contributing writer

If the cooler temperatures have you pulling the covers over your head, some Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal just might have you jumping head first for the kitchen. Ringing in at only 372 calories with 27 grams of protein and 12 grams of dietary fiber, this hot cereal recipe is a fantastic way to kick off your morning with all of the nutrients you need to be the best you.

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup uncooked uncontaminated steel-cut oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla Sunwarrior protein
  • 1 tablespoon Sunwarrior barley
  • 3 tablespoons raw organic pumpkin
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tablespoon ground flax seed
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • Cinnamon & nutmeg to taste
  • English toffee liquid stevia to taste

Preparation:

Prepare your oatmeal according to the instructions on the package. Once fully cooked, scoop your oatmeal into a bowl and add the raw pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flax seed and stir until completely combined. While your oats are cooling off slightly, mix your protein, almond milk and liquid stevia together in a separate glass or shaker bottle. (Combining the protein with the oatmeal separately can help to uphold the integrity of the amino acid structures of the protein.) Combine all of your ingredients and enjoy the benefits of a warm, healthy, seasonal treat—for breakfast!

If the jury is still out on breakfast, here are a few reasons to add these ingredients to your morning:

Sunwarrior Protein

Stemming from the Greek word protos, meaning “first,” protein is the macronutrient that needs to come first in your diet. Your body needs protein to build new cells and maintain tissues so you can continue to perform all basic bodily functions. Sunwarrior offers the best in plant-based protein nutrition. The unique, raw protein blends they offer stand alone with a complete amino acid profile and exceptional quality. Not only is this smooth protein option easily absorbable by your body, it tastes great.

pumpkin_oatmeal_for_breakfast_recipe_picOatmeal and Activated Barley

This dynamic duo of hardy grains is rich in manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, zinc, and magnesium. These low-glycemic carbohydrates also contain beta-glucans that improve immune function and lower cholesterol, unique age fighting antioxidants that can ward off cardiovascular disease, and slow burning energy to help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels by controlling glucose and insulin.

Raw Pumpkin

Raw pumpkin is high in dietary fiber and full of vitamins A, C, and B-6, beta-carotine, magnesium, potassium, tryptophan, and zinc. While this can be a holiday specific craving, you can generally find organic canned pumpkin year round at your local grocery or health food store.

Super Seeds: Flax & Chia

Flax and chia are two super seeds you don’t want to take granted. These two seeds are the most concentrated source of lignans, a polyphenol that supports digestion, reproductive organs, breast tissue, and heart health. Their fatty acids also help to promote beautifully healthy hair and skin.

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