It’s been a hot minute since I posted a recipe. I’ve been focusing so much on getting my yoga business up and running and posting about yoga that I haven’t been experimenting much in the kitchen.
I’ve been baking and cooking a lot, however haven’t focused on recipes for the blog. This recipe is a good one! It’s lower on the carbs because it’s refined sugar free and is completely grain free!
Amazing Grain Free Mini-Pumpkin Pie
Making pies from scratch has been a must since finding out about my celiac disease. I don’t trust other places to make most gluten free food AND so many store bought pies (gluten free or not) have a bunch of sugar and junk in them. Because of this, I almost always make my own everything. Period.
Being a health nut and sticking to a grain free diet means I also modify my sugar and never have refined sugar. I try to limit my natural sugar (coconut sugar, pure maple syrup or honey) to 2 Tbs a day. Since staying away from a lot of sugar, I know right away when I’ve had too much. The blood sugar spike is no fun. My body becomes shaky and I have an instant brain fog. It’s nuts!
Holidays are full of treats so any time a lower sugar option is available, I take it! Or in this case, make it! ha
Now that we’ve touched on sugar, let’s talk a little about pumpkin! I love pumpkin. When it’s pumpkin season I stock up. Any pumpkins we have on hand (even non-pumpkin pie pumpkins) I use them to make my own puree. What I don’t use, I store it in the freezer. This way I can have pumpkin goodies any time of the year!
What more information on how beneficial eating pumpkin is for your health? Check out this post.
This grain free, mini-pumpkin pie is sure to please. It’s perfectly sweetened naturally and won’t make you feel overly full since it’s lower in carbs! Whether you have a couple people or a bunch you can whip this up in a little less than an hour. Make the recipe as is and you can serve about 6 people. Double the recipe and you will have enough for 10 or more, depending on the slice size.
Happy Holiday’s and enjoy!
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I’ve got a great recipe for you today!! Many times when I go to the store and see super green plantains, I will grab one or two. In hopes that I can make some homemade plantain chips! I love dried plantain chips but buying the bags that have either 3 or 4 ounces in them, just isn’t worth all the plastic!
Due to having celiac disease and a few other sensitivities, I make almost all of my own food items. Especially snacks, breads and desserts! Making everything from scratch means I don’t have to worry about getting sick.
Going from feeling sick (stomach aches, sinus issues, achy muscles and joints, etc.) almost daily to hardly ever now, that means I stick to mostly homemade. I mean who wants to feel sick all the time? It sure makes life less fun and bearable.
I’ve been better lately about buying plantains when I know I won’t have time to make my own chips. But a few weeks ago, I bought some green plantains in hopes of making tostones or chips. Well, that didn’t happen. They sat in my pantry and a couple days ago, I moved them to the fridge.
I made this amazing bread! It’s grain and refined sugar free. You can add nuts, extra cinnamon and coconut sugar to the top or even chocolate chips if you like. It tastes similar to banana bread. This sweet plantain bread is moist, sweet and soft. It’s great alone or topped with nut butter or whatever tickles your fancy!
This Chocolate Chia Pumpkin Smoothie is not only delicious it’s also antioxidant rich and slimming. It’s an all around win! There’s even a secret anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps keep inflammation down without even the slightest bit of taste. Can you guess the ingredient? Dried this spice is bright yellow. In the root form it’s more of a bright orange. It’s a spice that’s used to make golden milk and many curries and soups.
Turmeric!! Adding this ingredient to the chocolate chia pumpkin smoothie gives the body some added benefits. It helps decrease the appearance of acne scares and keeps acne causing bacteria away. Turmeric can help reduce fat stores in the liver and helps to detoxify the body. These two things alone can aid in having a slimming effect on the body.
There are many other benefits to using turmeric but I wanted to touch on one more benefit. It improves over all gut health. Turmeric contains curcumin which is commonly found in medicines and salves. The curcumin helps to alleviate irritation, constipation and cramping in the gut. Because of the benefits, this amazing herb should be used quite often, in my opinion.
This Chocolate Chia Pumpkin Smoothie recipe is paleo and can be whole30 friendly. It’s also gluten and grain free. The chocolate in this recipe is raw cacao powder but if cacao is bothersome, it can be omitted or carob powder can be used. I also used cacao nibs as a topping but that can be left out if needed.