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Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, No added sugar)

Today, I’m revisiting a favorite recipe, originally posted last fall, to give it some new love and a new look. 

I’ve made my Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Green Smoothie so many times. However, I recently started experimenting with different measurements of some of the ingredients, so I took a few updated photos to give it a bit of a refreshed look.

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, No added sugar)

It’s a favorite around here during the fall and winter, and seems to be for you guys as well (one of my most pinned recipes). I’ve heard it’s your go-to fall breakfast smoothie, and a lot of you have told me you love it for a healthy on-the-go snack.

This smoothie is full of nutrition and flavor, is pretty darn festive, and is ready to become a favorite in your rotation. 

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie
 
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free Makes about 2½ cups of smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼+ Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (from a carton, not canned) or other non-dairy milk**
  • 2 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
  • ¼ Cup of Pureed Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup+ Frozen Mango Chunks or Chopped Frozen Pineapple**
  • 1 Frozen Banana**
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Optional toppings: cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients into the blender (put the coconut milk in first) and blend together until creamy. Add more liquid if needed.
  2. After blending together, taste it. If you want it to be sweeter, add a bit more frozen mango, banana, or a drop of your favorite sweetener. If you want it thinner, add more milk and blend again. It's easy to customize to your liking!
  3. Pour the smoothie into glasses or jars and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and pecans or walnuts.
Notes
** I've used various brands of unsweetened coconut milk here, also sometimes the vanilla, unsweetened varieties, and they can significantly change the flavor based on their different ingredient profiles. Different brands have different tastes.This is why you should blend, then taste, then adjust as needed.
** Frozen mango is my go-to ingredient here, but frozen pineapple also works well! If you need it sweeter (depending on how sweet the coconut milk is), add more mango. I've gone up to 1 cup + ¼ cup or more, if needed.
** Peel and chop spotted bananas into chunks and then freeze so they’re always on hand.
** If you don’t drink it all at once, store it in a glass jar (mason jars work well or re-use nut butter jars) in the fridge. When ready to drink, simply shake it up!

 Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, No added sugar)

Traveling this week for Thanksgiving?

These healthy travel tips will help you stay sane, feel good, and get your glow on. 

In need of some Thanksgiving recipe inspiration?

Here are some of my favorites or check out my Holiday Pinterest board for gluten-free, dairy-free holiday recipes. 

 

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And, don’t forget to check out this holiday dessert recipe e-book – on sale now for 25% off!

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 Check out my review for more information!

 

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Five-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake on Red and Honey (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Five-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

I love pancakes. I love pumpkin pancakes (like these Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes), but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up. A pumpkin mug cake is the perfect single-serving, quick-cooking, little pancake!

This recipe is only a handful of real-food ingredients, as well as some aromatic pumpkin pie spice (seriously, your house will smell amazing after you make this). Plus, it’s such a quick weeknight breakfast, or a healthy dessert. A few minutes in the microwave, and you have a yummy meal or snack!

Five-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

As it’s made with high-fiber coconut flour, it’s naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and SCD-legal. It’s also sugar-free, and uses only 1/2 of a mashed banana to sweeten. 

Some of my best friends came to visit for the weekend recently, and they helped me recipe test this to get it just right for you. It was so fun! What I love about this recipe is that you can adjust the moisture and spice level easily… too dry? add a little non-dairy milk or a tiny bit more coconut oil; want more spice? add another pinch of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon! 

Five-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

And, the toppings. You can tell I like my toppings. From chopped apple to berries, this mug cake is the perfect base for adding on some delish toppings! 

Click here for the recipe for a Five-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake on Red and Honey! 

 

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MTG is back! Updates on Life, Food, Health, and What’s Coming Next

Hi, guys! It’s been while since my last blog post. I’m happy to be back and can’t wait to share some fun things up my sleeve!

The past few weeks have been quite full, and life seemed to get in the way of sitting down to write. Between weekly business trips (did you know I work full-time in health policy?), a bad cold, and trying to recover from a stomach infection, what little time I had at home was spent resting. It was a great  hard learning experience in priorities and letting go – more on that below.

But! I hope you’ve been keeping up with me on social media. I post on Instagram daily – snapshots of my day-to-day life, my latest recipes, eats, healthy living tips, pics of my pup, Kaya, and my latest gluten-free/dairy-free food finds.  

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Some of my recent eats – click on my Instagram feed to see more.

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know I’ve been even more about the food prep lately and have been also trying to focus on wellness – resting, meditation, and gentle exercise in an effort to help my body heal. I’ve been struggling the past several months with getting rid of an infection in the small intestines called Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

Although I’m still trying to get used to being more open about my personal life, I have seen this condition everywhere lately, so I thought I might help others by sharing my experiences.

Along with antibiotics, treatment can include a very restrictive diet to try to starve the bad bacteria. For the last month, I’ve been trying to stick to the the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is free of grains, dairy, sugar, soy, legumes, starch, and limited nuts/seeds, so prepping my food is a MUST.

I’ve been gluten-free, dairy-free, and mostly sugar-free for the past eight years, but this seemed unrealistic, especially with a business trip every week. After a short freak-out session (hey, I’m human!), I got on the internet (Pinterest), for some inspiration and got to brainstorming. 

Luckily, I’m now able to add some foods in back in, but with long days at the office and travel every week, if I don’t have food ready to eat, it’s not going to be pretty. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely one to get ‘hangry’. 

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Needless to say, food prep is necessary.

Here are some of my top tips for food prep.

And, check out my featured Sunday Food Prep pictures/plans featured here and here.

Also, take a look at my Healthy Fast Food Options Part 1 and Part 2 for more ideas. 

Food prep collage

I also wanted to share some posts that have been helpful for me. Going through an illness, experiencing a flare-up of a chronic condition, or even just going through a period of feeling more tired than usual can throw you out of whack in parts of your life that you may least expect it.

Yes, your physical health may suffer, but don’t forget about your mental, spiritual, and emotional health. From having it affect your relationships, to your performance at work, to having to skip workouts, to feeling totally discouraged or angry… it’s understandable if you’re going through something and feeling ‘off’. Cut yourself some slack and do what you need to do to take care of yourself (I know, I know, easier said than done, but check out these resources for help):

Just for today, I prioritize what I need to feel healthy. It’s all about empowerment.

This spoke to me.  

Key ways to cope with an illness

When I got angry at myself for not being ‘up to par’.

These tips for self-love.

This inspirational video brings tears to my eyes every time. The power of movement, letting go, facing fear, and being vulnerable. 

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All of that said, I’m looking forward to getting back on the blogging wagon! I’ve got a 5-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake recipe coming at you in a couple days, plus a pumpkin smoothie, a peak into my favorite non-toxic beauty products, a fun video, and more. Thanks for being here, friends, and have a great week.

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5 Ways to Go Green In the Kitchen Post on My Heart Beets

5 Ways to Go Green in The Kitchen on My Heart Beets

Photo credit: My Heart Beets, http://myheartbeets.com/5-ways-go-green-kitchen/

Whether you’re trying to eat cleaner food, cut out toxic chemicals in your life, or want to be friendlier to the environment, check out these 5 tips for an ecofriendly kitchen! From food to cookware to saying no to plastic bags, I’ve got you covered. And, remember, no one is perfect and every little bit helps, so don’t stress and just do what you can! 

I’m honored to post over at My Heart Beets this week – head on over to get your non-toxic living tips. Click here to see the post!

 

Let’s Connect! For day-to-day recipes, pictures, resources, and tips, follow Made to Glow on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest!

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Friday Favorites 9.26.14: New links, recipes, meditations, and more

Favorite Fall Recipes, Meditations, Resources, and More for Friday Favorites 9.26
 
Happy Friday! TGIF. Can you believe it’s officially fall? My husband and I snuck in one last trip to the Jersey shore last week. We took the pup and met my parents for a long weekend – it was wonderful soaking up the last days of summer. 
 
Our trip to the NJ Shore
 
I think fall might be my favorite season. When we were in Los Angeles, I definitely missed the change in seasons, and now that we’re in New Jersey, I’m excited for cooler temps, pumpkins, and boots.
 

I held onto summer as long as I could, though. After moving to Princeton smack in the middle of a brutal winter last year, I wanted to savor every second of summer with these Cinnamon Grilled Peaches, Blueberry Coconut Mini Muffins with Lemon Frosting, and this Mango Chia Pudding Parfait, but now I’m ready, and it seems like you guys are, too!

What kinds of fall recipes would you like to see on Made to Glow? 

My favorites from last year are the Chocolate Pumpkin Parfait, Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes, and the Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie (which are all also the most popular posts on MTG right now!). 
 
Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes (recipe on madetoglow.com)

I love the fall recipes floating around Pinterest lately. And, I’ve seen a ton of fall recipes with coconut flour recently – it seems like everyone’s on the coconut flour bandwagon, which I love. I like to bake with coconut flour (I like this one and this one) because it’s gluten-free, subtly sweet (so you can use less added sweetener), and high in fiber. Here are some tasty-looking treats with coconut flour that I saw this week:
 
Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes from FemFusion Fitness
Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Flour Cupcakes from The Nourishing Gourmet
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from PaleOMG
Best Apple Crisp Recipe from Wellness and Workouts 

Other favorite links from this week:

Gluten-free, Vegan Fudge Chunk and Berry Shortcake Popsicles

Fudge Chunk (left) and Berry Shortcake (right)

Did you catch this Mango Nectarine Smoothie (+ 8 Tips for the Best Smoothies) and Late Summer Loaded Veggie Salad on Red and Honey recently? I’ve just been asked to become a regular contributor! Keep your eyes out for more guest posts around the web about natural digestion aides, ways to ‘green’ your kitchen, and more.
 
Lastly, I’m delighted to announce that Alicia won the Flackers and Seedsters Giveaway! Congrats, and thanks to all for entering. If you didn’t win, you can still find a discount code here
 
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
 

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