20. September 2013 by swissfitchick
My mood couldn’t be better cause…..I am on vacation!!! Well, obviously I am still here, but I will be boarding my plane to Spain on Monday and I am SO excited. We will again go to the beach house of Sandro’s parents and as we know by now, this is my most favorite place in the world. How could it not…..
I will be posting on Monday and after that I have a fantastic pipeline of posts of some amazing blogger friends ready for you! Stay tuned!
As promised, today I make a little roundup of my favorite squash/pumpkin recipes I made so far. Unfortunately, I did not have time this week to tweak the squash pancakes, but I will work on it on the weekend and if it’s a success you can expect the recipe on Monday!
But for now, I present you the ones that already were successful and I can extremely recommend all of them if you are a pumpkin fan like me.
I think it is safe to say that at least the first two of go under the category #strangebutgood….
…and ALL of them will make their way to Kierstons page!!
Baked Kabocha Squash with Healthy Protein Chocolate Dip
For the Kabocha:
- 1 Kabocha ( I love the baby sized ones, though when you buy a large one, you will have more leftovers – win)
- a lot of cinnamon (no measurement)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 tbsp curry powder
Cut that thing. It’s a workout!
Season with the spices.
Bake at 180°C for 20-30 minutes – you want to turn them around once in a while to make sure all get baked equally.
While this is baking, you can prepare the
crack chocolate dip:
- 1 heaped tsp raw cacao powder
- 1 scoop chocolate or natural protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Blend)
- 1 tsp liquid stevia or 2-3 packaged stevia powder
- water – just add in a few drops, stir together with all the ingredients and then add more until it reaches the thickness/liquidness of your choice.
These ingredients are already great to make a creamy dip, but if you want to make it a little more decadent, here are some optional add-ins:
Eat it and go to heaven.
I made SO MUCH kabocha on the weekend and doubled the amount of the chocolate dip. Good idea! I immediately came up with a new dessert idea.
Frozen Chocolate Squash Bites
Same as above!
I used some butternut squash for these too!
Cover the baked kabocha squash in chocolate sauce.
Place in a box laid-out with a baking sheet.
I can not eat them completely frozen as my teeth hurt when I eat frozen food (bye bye Ice Cream 😦 ) – but if you love frozen stuff, this is for you! I let them warm up a bit and they were no less delicious!
If you have more pumpkin left, and want a new breakfast or snack recipe, I recommend you make my Pumpkin Vanilla Protein Muffins. You can also make them with simple pumpkin puree.
You can find the recipe here!
They are really easy to make, fluffy and
moist ‘doughy’, and I loved them for breakfast with a mix of plain greek yogurt, cacao&stevia on top – talk about a cupcake with delicious frosting.
If you are STILL not fed up with the pumpkin flavor, here is a great go-to option if you are in a hurry but want something sweet, filling and nutrient packed – this does the trick! My Pumpkin-Oatmeal-Protein Smoothie. This recipe was one of the first I made for my blog, so please excuse this horrible picture!
YES! I think we have enough squash and pumpkin related food here for now. But per request of one of my readers, I finish this post with the recipe of my recently posted
SPINACH OATMEAL OMELETTE
1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup oats (I used glutenfree)
1 big handful spinach
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1/2 dl water
1 tsp ground flax
a dash of each: sea salt, pepper, paprika
Heat up a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.
Mix together oats, yeast and the spices.
Beat the eggwhites until fluffy.
Mix wet and dry ingredients and stuff it with spinach (:-) )
Let it sit for a minute and then cook in the skillet as an omelette.
Pheeew, that was a LOT of food – and I am off to the weekend! Oh, before I go, we need to cover the Friday tradition: A gym selfie. You get the picture – every time before I do this I look around as if I were about to steal all the kettlebells. Ahaha.
Happy weekend to you all!
Any new recipes you tried lately?
Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe you want to share? Link up!
- Roasted Kabocha (apple-of-my-eye.com)
- Healthy Cake, No Oven Necessary! (theposhlist.wordpress.com)
- Fu-Licious Muffins…Tribute to Candyfit (lilmissfitnessfreak.wordpress.com)
- Chocolate Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting (chaosandcookies.com)