Pumpkin Turmeric Oatmeal

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Hello and Happy Sunday!

Sorry for being a little absent lately, I have been battling mono and a deep cut in my  thumb that resulted in 5 stitches and a trip to the ER.

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However, yesterday morning I finally felt like making some oatmeal and snapping a few pictures to share with you guys. The pumpkin and turmeric oats are so so so wonderful! They are creamy, slightly sweet, and remind me of Fall.

Pumpkin is packed with fiber to help keep you full! It also has a lot of Vitamin A to improve your vision. Pumpkin also lowers your blood pressure and helps you sleep at night (Daily Burn).  Turmeric, which I feel like is 2017’s superfood, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as a natural anti-depressant, pain-killer, and arthritis medication (Dr. Axe).

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Both pumpkin and turmeric give this oatmeal a fun and festive orange color! So without further ado…

Pumpkin Turmeric Oatmeal {Serves 1}

  • 1/2 cup plain, whole oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1 t maple syrup
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (make sure the only ingredient is pumpkin!)

Add oats, milk, and chia seeds to a pan. Bring to a boil. Whisk in turmeric, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, syrup, and salt. Keep whisking until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Whisk in pumpkin.

Optional: I added about 1 T peanut butter, 1 small cinnamon spiced organic apple (one apple sautéed in cinnamon on the stove), 1 T coconut cream, a handful of granola and cacao nibs.

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Sources:

http://dailyburn.com/life/health/pumpkin-health-benefits/

https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits/