Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin pie oatmeal with chia seed {super food!} and almond milk. Deliciousness for breakfast.

It’s that time of year where pumpkin pie reigns and pumpkin pie recipes flood the Internet such as the tasty little number in the photo. Who, in their wildest dreams, would have thought to put it in oatmeal? And this is the real deal, not flavors concocted in a science lab that resemble, but not really, the real thing.

So, take your fave pumpkin pie recipe, omit the crust, sugar and creamy items, leaving you with pumkin and spices and mix it in with cooked oatmeal. Incredibly simple, tasty and pumpkin packed nutritious. The chia is the frosting on the oatmeal.

Pumpkin is a rich low calorie source of vitamins and minerals, too, look at these tasty figures:

  • An excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as α, ß carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body.
  • Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays that help protect from “age-related macular disease” (ARMD) in the elderly.
  • It’s a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid.
  • And… rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

Who knew? Roll on Thanksgiving and take a double portion of the pumpkin pie!

 

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