pumpkin spice and everything nice

dear fellow PS lovers,

this week, my husband and I experimented with turning our batch of nut mylk into a pumpkin spiced version and, if we do say so ourselves, it turned out mighty fine!

here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup raw organic almonds
1/2 cup raw organic walnuts
1/2 cup of unsweetened pumpkin puree (make sure it's not pumpkin pie filling!)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of ginger
1 date or 1 tbsp of maple syrup*
1 vanilla bean (optional)
*we don't normally sweeten our nut mylk's but since we omitted the vanilla bean, the date was nice for balancing the pumpkin flavour

here's what you do:

1. soak your almonds and walnuts (with the vanilla bean if you're using) in filtered water overnight or at least 7 hours
2. drain and rinse the nuts, dump into high-speed blender and add 4 cups of filtered water
3. add your pumpkin puree and the vanilla bean paste (if using)
4. blend for 2-3 minutes on high
5. strain your liquid through a cheese cloth or nut milking bag, discard your pulp (or save and store in freezer!)
6. pour liquid back in blender and add the rest of your spices and date (or maple syrup) and blend again
7. taste! add more spices as you like (we added a pinch more of everything!)
8. enjoy! so delicious in your latte, with granola or oatmeal.

pumpkin spice #4lyfe,


real food, real fuel

fellow human doings,

it's 3:00pm and you're reaching for a sugary snack or a coffee, or you're racing to the gym after work, you haven't eaten anything since lunch and you're wolfing down an over-priced store-bought energy bar.  sound familiar? what if you had some easy no-bake energy balls on hand instead? recipe below!

here's what you'll need:

1/4 cup honey (I tend to use a little less!)
1/2 cup nut (or seed) butter
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup puffed brown rice cereal
1/4 dark chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut.

directions: mix all ingredients in a bowl and roll into balls. store in freezer or fridge.

the protein, carb and fat ratios make these a quick source of energy. real food, real fuel! sweat tested, athlete approved. chocolate included. 

you're welcome,