As the school year sets into full swing, I choose my go-to breakfast. It takes a little effort but I make it sunday night and I’m set for a full week! This combination of pumpkin, walnuts, cinnamon, blueberries and yogurt contains appetite suppressants, antioxidants, omega-3, and beta-carotene. So in a nutshell, it’s a superfood parfait.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Mix:
1 container of Activia low-fat vanilla (or plain) yogurt
1/4 cup of honey
2 tsp of pumpkin spice [I like mine spicy]
1 container or pure pumpkin puree
Ingredients for Walnut Crunch:
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp of butter
3 pinches of brown sugar
- Combine all Pumpkin puree ingredients into a container that has a seal or lid.
- In a small pan, melt butter and coat 1/2 cup of walnuts. Add brown sugar and mix until caramelized.
- Once walnuts are caramelized, remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Add walnuts to pumpkin puree and put container in fridge.
In the mornings I love adding the pumpkin puree to kashi’s cinnamon cereal and topping it with blueberries. I refrain from adding the cereal to the mixture to prevent the cereal from becoming soggy.