I promised a roasted pumpkin seed recipe and here it is! The seeds I used were left over from the pumpkin I used to make the pumpkin soup last week. Don't throw your pumpkin seeds away!! Especially with halloween right around the corner, if you are going to be carving a spooky face into your big orange ball of delight, and have no intention of consuming its flesh (this sounds like a horror film doesn't it!?!) then at least keep the pumpkin seeds are roast them into yumminess! It really is sooooooo easy, it'd be a such a shame not to. Here's what you do....
Here is a deliciously simple one to brighten up your mornings! A light, tasty yet very filling breakfast bowl of overnight oats, made lovingly with lucuma and cinnamon to sweeten your world up a little. Packed with health, Lucuma powder is made from the subtropical fruit of the Pouteria lucuma tree, which is native to Peru, Chile and Equador, and provides 14 essential trace elements, including a considerable amount of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It has a caramel-like flavour and is a great healthy way to naturally sweeten and flavour your dishes without raising your blood sugar levels. Added to the dish are chia seeds which will keep you full and hydrated. They contain calcium and phosphorous which promote bone health, fibre which promotes digestive health, omega 3 to reduce inflammation. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. They are high in protein and regulate insulin levels. So..... can you imagine a better way to start your day?!
Some days I just wake up hungry. You know, really hungry. Eat the contents of the fridge and still be hungry, hungry. You know the sort, when you start to think you may have worms or something. Chances are you don't have worms, just need an extra boost of energy that sustains you instead of quick sugary fixes that leave you in more of a mess than when you started. When I get this hungry it usually lasts a good couple of days, so chances are I already know I'm going to be hungry in the morning. For breakfast I usually have a smoothie, packed with with at least 2 bananas (sometimes 3 or 4) with some superfood powders (wheatgrass, spirulina, raw cacao, chlorella, lucuma, baobab, maca, chia seeds.....take your pick!) and iced green tea for a little boost of caffeine. There are some days though when just a smoothie doesn't quite cut it, so that's when overnight oats come in.
Oh no she didn't! OH YES I DID!!! These are so decadent my mum called them borderline pornographic! You know those times when you want something sweet and naughty tasting, but still want to be healthy? Yeah....these are for you then. They are super easy to make and you don't need any special equipment to do so (apart from a freezer, you'll need one of those.)
Are you sick of buying ridiculously expensive granola that is laden with sugar and odd chemicals, and only has about 6 portions per box? Yeah... I was too. That's why I made THIS! It is super easy to make, super filling, super energising and most importantly: It's really, really yummy!! The first batch I made lasted less than two days due to the yumminess.
Once you try this I promise you won't go back to the shop bought type. I urge you, give it a go, you WILL love it!