We're celebrating National Pumpkin Day, with our delicious and healthy Pumpkin & Protein Bites recipe!
Packed with protein, healthy fats, and pumpkin spice, these bites are perfect as a quick snack or as a treat.
Now, we know what you're thinking--why pumpkins? Well, besides being delicious and nutritious, pumpkins have a long and storied history. Did you know that pumpkins were once used as a form of currency by Native Americans? That's right, you could buy land with pumpkins!🎃
And who could forget the classic movie "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"? For many of us, this Halloween special is a beloved childhood memory. So, whether you're carving a jack-o-lantern or making pumpkin bites, pumpkins are a symbol of fall festivities and childhood nostalgia.
This National Pumpkin Day, we’re paying tribute to this humble vegetable and sharing one of our favorite recipes –the delicious Pumpkin & Protein Bites with the added benefits of our Collagen Belly Burn supplement.
Pumpkin & Protein Bites🎃
- 1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts or flaxseed
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 8 scoops of Healthful Seasons Collagen Belly Burn
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 chopped dates
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate of choice, melted
- 1 tbsp coconut oil Directions:
1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave in 20 sec. intervals, stirring frequently.
2. Scoop about 2 tbsps. of dough at a time and roll into 16 balls.
3. Add wet ingredients (except for the oil) and mix until a dough forms.
4. Add dry ingredients (except for the chocolate) to a food processor and blend.
5. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate using a fork.
6. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate. Bites can be stored for one week in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 191, Total Fat 5.7 grams, Fiber 4.6 grams, Protein 8.5 grams.
This recipe yields 8 servings and takes 15 minutes to prepare.
At Healthful Seasons, we're always on the lookout for ways to help our customers maintain optimal health. That's why we're thrilled to include our Collagen Belly Burn supplement in this delicious recipe to promote healthy weight management.
Plus, we believe in the power of wholesome foods to keep you feeling your best.
That's why we love to highlight the health benefits of pumpkin, which is in season during this time of the year. Winter squash, which includes acorn and pumpkin squash, is loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. It's also a good source of vitamins B6 and K, copper, manganese, folate, and omega-3 fats. Adding pumpkin to your diet has been linked to benefits like improved vision, heart health, and better digestion.
One simple way to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet is to add it to smoothies. Simply cut the squash into slices or cubes and blend it along with your other smoothie ingredients. You could also freeze cubed squash for later use. If fresh pumpkin isn't available, canned pumpkin works just as well, and it's easy to find at most grocery stores.
So this National Pumpkin Day, why not give yourself an extra boost of nutrition and enjoy some delicious Pumpkin & Protein Bites with the added benefits of our Collagen Belly Burn? They're easy to make, taste great, and are good for you too!