Yes, it's that time of year again! Fall is here, and along with the shorter days and cooler weather comes the return of our favourite seasonal flavours! For a sweet treat, pick up a Fall-inspired drink, like a cinnamon or pumpkin spice latte! To keep the calories, fat, and sugar under control try ordering your drink the skinny way: stick to a small size with skim or soy milk, sugar-free flavour or half-sweet, and skip the whip!
Another way to kick off a crisp Fall day is with a comforting bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal! Enjoy this JCJ-tested recipe of the week! And remember, what you eat is what you wear!!
JCJ's Pumpkin Oatmeal
1/2 C quick oats
1/3 C pure pumpkin (canned raw pumpkin, not pie filling!)
1 scoop vanilla (or unflavoured) protein powder
Dash of pumpkin spice (or some cinnamon and nutmeg if you don't have the blended spice)
1/2 oz chopped walnuts (*optional)
1/8 C (about a handful) unsweetened raisins (*optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add about 1/3-1/2 C water and mix until ingredients are wet and you have a bit of excess water. MIcrowave covered for 45 seconds. Stir. If mixture seems thick or sticky add a bit more water. Return to microwave for another 30 seconds. Give a final stir, and add a touch of skim milk for an extra creamy texture!