Happy almost Friday! I'm just popping up here to share some healthy fall breakfast ideas.
During the summer, my breakfast is almost sure to consist of a smoothie. However, when it starts getting chillier (especially when I come back inside from walking the dogs), I tend to mix it up a little more. Here's what I've been eating just this week for breakfast. All of these you can make yourself out of relatively simple and healthy ingredients.
Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Honey, Pumpkin Seeds, and Dried Cranberries
I discovered the bulk bins at Whole Foods a few weeks ago (I know, where have I been), and have bought pumpkin seeds a couple times. I love them as oatmeal add-ins, along with dried cranberries.
Pumpkin Granola with Plain Greek Yogurt
I've been using this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod for a while now, and I think it turns out great.
Pumpkin seeds are awesome because they are a good source of fiber and protein, as well as zinc and iron. I've also been adding them to my salads for a fall kick. :)
Pumpkin Banana Smoothies
What, you thought I would abandon the deliciousness of smoothies all together? Not a chance; I just put a fall spin on them by adding a few spoonfuls of pumpkin puree to the mix.
Pumpkin is a great vegetable to add to your smoothies or baked goods (or granola!). It is high in Vitamin A, fiber, and has all sorts of health benefits. Check out this Huffington Post article.
What else is in my fall inspired smoothie? Ice, vanilla almond milk, a banana, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and ginger. YUM.
What is your go-to fall breakfast?