Cozy fall mornings can make hitting the snooze button oh-so-tempting. Make getting up early a pleasure with impossibly easy #beautyfoods! Have this “gorgeous glow” breakfast recipe waiting for you as a motivator: it’s loaded with age-fighting vitamins C, B and E, antioxidants, and skin-loving minerals. Did we mention that it’s delicious?
Pumpkin is a major source of vitamin A and beta carotene, both major players in youthful, glowing skin. Oats are anti-inflammatory, full of fiber, and provide vital minerals to the body. They also help to stabilize blood sugar, and keep you full longer.
Walnuts are brimming with B vitamins, powerful age fighters which keep skin toned and hydrated, and omega-3 fatty acids, which plump the skin and lock in moisture. Cashew milk is added here as a creamier alternative to almond milk, and a #beautyfood alternative to inflammatory dairy products. Enjoy!
Yield: 1 serving
Time: 5 minutes (prep time)
1/2 cup organic pumpkin pureé (not pie filling) | vitamin C, B + E for anti-aging
1/2 cup quick oats (gluten free if possible) | fiber + beauty minerals
1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk | copper + selenium for anti-aging
¼ teaspoon ginger | radiant skin + promotes elasticity
¼ teaspoon cloves | purifying
¼ teaspoon nutmeg | anti-bacterial + promotes clear skin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon | draws oxygen to the skin
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, to taste | immune boosting natural sweetener
⅓ cup chopped walnuts | B vitamins for toning + omega fatty acids for skin plumping
- Place the pumpkin, oats, spices, maple syrup and cashew milk in a bowl, and whisk together until blended.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, let it set out to room temperature, or warm gently on the stove. Stir well, add in chopped walnuts, garnish, and savor!
#Beautyfood tip: Garnish with raw pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup for added beauty benefits.