Sophie's 6 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

It’s almost Thanksgiving, gang! I’m counting down the days until I can sink my teeth into a gooey slice of my Persimmon Pumpkin Pie topped with a mountain of coconut whipped cream. Pumpkin Pie isn’t the only pumpkin recipe worth salivating over! This whole season is filled with tons of creative ways to use this seasonal ingredient. I absolutely love using pumpkin because it’s actually super beneficial and nutrient dense. Pumpkin pie gives it a bad rep, but it’s actually full of health! The carotenoids that give the squash their bright orange color is converted by the body into vitamin A, which promotes skin and eye health. One particular carotenoid that can be found in pumpkins, beta-carotene, is an antioxidant that has even been linked to a decreased risk of some cancers. Pumpkins are also full of digestion-friendly, hunger-curbing fiber as well as potassium, a vital mineral which can help balance electrolytes after an intense fitness sesh.

Here are my favorite pumpkin recipes from Pumpkin Season’s past and why I love them so much!!

1) Persimmon Pumpkin Pie

Persimmon+Pumpkin=BAE. End of story. I can’t believe it took me so long to get on the persimmon train, but I’m so glad that I finally did! Boosting this recipe with Philosophie Superfoods elevates this dessert to the next level. Both persimmons and coconut are incredibly high in fiber, which means that a small slice of pie was delightfully filling, and it’s hard to feel too bad about indulging in dessert when it’s packed with antioxidants and immunity boosting vitamin C from the Berry Bliss!

2) Protein Pumpkin Muffins

This muffin recipe is unlike any you’ve ever had before! SERIOUSLY! Muffins are generally just balls of dough that offer ZERO nutritional value...not these ones!! You can boost this recipe with Cacao Magic for a chocolatey treat, or just stick to Berry Bliss for something more neutral! This recipe is totally GF and paleo, and loaded with protein from the Philosophie powders and egg whites.

3) Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

This cookie recipe is filled with my favorite--healthy fats!! Plus Green goodness from my Green Dream Superfood Blend!! Pumpkins can actually curb hunger because of all of their fiber, making it easier to feel satisfied with less. I know I can’t control myself around baked goods, but these are truly satisfying and don’t leave you craving more!

4) Holiday Paleo Pumpkin Waffles

Holy yum! These are seriously EPIC! I mean, just look at that picture! This is probably my favorite breakfast to make for the kids. We make this yearround, since you can buy canned organic pumpkin all of the time! I usually make a huge batch of this on the weekends and then freeze half of it for quit and gourmet brekkys throughout the week! I absolutely love that the kids gobble up these protein-rich waffles! Plus, they’re full of tons of phytonutrients and green goodness from the spinach and Green Dream!

5) Pumpkin Pie Mousse

This is such a hearty and fulfilling dessert! You can think of this recipe as a pumpkin pie without the crust, and it is SO good. I love that it’s a cinch to whip up, lasts a good few days in the fridge + is, in my opinion, even more delicious cold.

6) Fall In A Cup Smoothie

After eating this pumpkin pie flavored smoothie, I felt totally full from all the fiber, and the sweetness satisfied my cravings without me feeling like I needed to eat a whole pumpkin pie. With regular desserts made with real sugar, dairy, and cream...there’s no stopping me! I seriously don’t feel full at all and continue to stuff my face and proceed to feel so uncomfortable later. Sugar is seriously addicting! Treats like this smoothie taste delicious but are full of nutrients, so your body will feel happy and fulfilled! Check out our live broadcast to see Sophie make this recipe step-by-step!!!

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Dairy-Free Electrolyte-Rich Matcha Latte

Who says you can only get your electrolytes from a sports drink? Not us! You can easily make your own electrolyte-filled drink even in your matcha latte.


Matcha in itself is a green tea powder with a ton of antioxidants and nutritional properties. In one cup of matcha, you’re drinking about three times the antioxidants of regular green tea. Matcha also supports healthy brain health and boosts your metabolism. We added some of our electrolyte-rich, Hydrating Dream which hydrates and replenishes the body while boosting nutrition and promotes focus and energy. 


This naturally-energizing honey matcha latte made with our Green Dream, Hydrating Dream and Green Bee Honey is nourishing, energizing and healing! It’s perfect for mornings and can be easily adapted into a nourishing boost when you add coconut butter, nut butter or soaked nuts. 

Gather This:

6-8 oz dairy-free milk

1 tsp matcha powder

1 tbsp Green Dream

1 tsp Green Bee Honey

½ packet Hydrating Dream


Do This:

Blend 'till frothy! Warm on the stove top and pour into a mug. Sip and enjoy!


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Back To School Smoothie Recipe Round-Up

There is a major shift in energy when we move from summer to fall. Kids are back in school and we’re back on our work grind. This calls for all the potent, nutrient-dense superfood smoothies we could ever need.


There are tons of ways to make quick, healthy, nutrient-dense smoothies that require little effort and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Add Philosophie Superfoods to your smoothies and make every food a superfood! Here are our top 5 superfood smoothies and a cacao pudding we love for the back to school season!

Kid-Friendly Nourishing Green Smoothie

We’ve loaded this smoothie with a blend of coconut water and nut milk to give it a touch of sweetness, frozen banana to make it thick & promotes healthy digestion, greens, berries, a date (nature’s candy), and superfoods! It’s super easy and you can make it entirely yours with whatever you have in your kitchen.


Gather This:

½ cup coconut water

½ cup nut milk

1 frozen banana

Handful of strawberries (tip: keep the stems on for extra greens!)

Date (1-3 depending on how sweet you want it!)

Handful of greens of choice

2 tbsp Cacao Magic OR 1 tbsp Berry Bliss and 1 tbsp Green Dream

Topped with: Bee Pollen and a scoop of yogurt alternative


Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender then pour into your favorite glass and top with bee pollen and a scoop of yogurt alternative. ENJOY!

Brain Boosting Smoothie

On days when you can’t be bothered to chop or roast veggies (we feel you), depend on your blender. Smoothies are a great meal replacement if they have the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to sustain you. This Brain Boosting Smoothie checks all of the boxes. Chocolate for lunch is perfectly acceptable when it comes from our high-vibe Cacao Magic.


Gather This:

1 cup nut milk

1 frozen banana

2-3 tbsp chopped walnuts

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 tsp cinnamon

Two handfuls ice

Organic pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs, or chopped walnuts (for toppings)


Add all ingredients (except your toppings) to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth. If it’s too thick, add a bit more nut milk. Pour into your favorite glass, add your toppings, and enjoy!

Green Smoothie Bowl

There are really SO many variations you can do with a smoothie that makes it super easy to whip one up based on whatever you have in your kitchen. All you need is a good liquid base (nut milk and coconut water are my go-to's), frozen banana for fiber and creaminess (frozen makes it extra THICK), a nut butter, leafy greens, fresh or frozen fruits and most importantly, your superfoods (Philosophie Superfoods, of course!!) Psst...if you throw in some avocado you’ll basically get ice cream and who doesn’t want that?


Gather This:

Handful of ice

1 cup dairy-free milk

1 tbsp Green Dream 

1 banana (frozen)

1-2 handfuls of kale/spinach 

*If you’re easing into green smoothies, use ½ handful of kale or spinach, ½  tbsp Green Dream, and 2 frozen bananas.

*If bananas aren't your jam, swap 1 banana for 1 cup of mango or 1 cup of pineapple, or add both!

Toppings: cut fruit (kiwi + strawberries), blueberries, shredded coconut, bee pollen and edible flowers


Add everything to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy! Pour into your favorite glass, or bowl + ENJOY! 

Thick + Creamy Cacao Banana Smoothie

Cacao is rich in antioxidants and provides hormone-balancing benefits combined with the reishi mushrooms and plant protein found in our Cacao Magic, you have the perfect morning boost for natural, high-vibrational energy.


Gather This: 

1 frozen banana 

1 cup nut mylk

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 tbsp your favorite nut butter (we love Georgia Grinders!)

1 pitted date

Toppings: granola, sliced banana, and a drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey


Mix all ingredients in a blender. Blend well! Xx

Berry Immunity Smoothie for the Whole Family

The kiddos love berries in their smoothie and it makes a super simple and tasty smoothie the whole family can enjoy! This berry smoothie is super yummy and ultra-nourishing, then when you add in a spoonful of Berry Bliss, you've got quite the punch of antioxidants + immunity magic!


Serves: up to 7 


Gather This:

3 cups frozen berries

1 cup frozen banana

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

2 tbsp Berry Bliss

2 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

2 cups plant-based milk

1 tbsp bee pollen (inside & top)


Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour out for your family and top with a sprinkling of bee pollen. Sip and enjoy!!

Mint Chocolate Pudding

This pudding is full of protein, nutrients and healthy fats from the avocado, coconut cream, and our superfood blends. It receives its delicious chocolatey flavor from the raw cacao powder in the Cacao Magic (which is made by grinding cacao beans into a paste and then removing the oils to create a fine powder). 


Gather This:

½ cup milk

5.4 fl oz coconut cream

½ avocado

2 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp collagen

A few mint leaves

1 tsp cinnamon

Dash of sea salt

Handful of cacao nibs 

1 tsp monk fruit 


Combine all ingredients in the food processor or high-speed blender. Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge or overnight until the pudding has thickened. Stir and enjoy!


We hope these smoothies inspire you as much as they excite us. If you make any of these recipes or create your own, be sure to tag us on social media and use #philosophielove!

Simple & Delicious Cacao Mulberry Smoothie Bowl

Dessert for breakfast or breakfast for dessert? It all blends together around here and we are LOVING this cacao smoothie girl by Danielle Bear of @cacaoforcoconuts_! This super simple and delicious smoothie bowl is made with chocolate (or carob!), ginger and mulberries that keep us coming back for more!


It’s topped with a crushed mulberry ginger carob bar, mulberries and hazelnut cacao butter!


Why Cacao Magic?

We love adding Cacao Magic to beautiful smoothie bowls because it’s mood-balancing, energizing and made with no added sugar. Enjoy the taste of chocolate without a sugar crash and naturally energize your body through whole, nutrient-dense superfoods. 


We can’t wait for you to try this bowl! Enjoy by yourself or share with your kiddos!

Gather This:

¾ cup frozen cauliflower

1 frozen banana

A few coconut milk cubes

2 tsp fresh ginger

Handful of mulberries

A shake of cinnamon

4 tbsp Cacao Magic (save $$ by subscribing and never being without this superfood blend!)

1 date

¾ cup water


Do This:

Blend all ingredients and top with a crushed mulberry ginger carob bar, mulberries and hazelnut cacao butter!

 

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Chlorophyll-Rich Green Energizing Smoothie

Green Smoothie with Philosophie

We’re always on the hunt for simple and quick recipes as we’re running around throughout the day and smoothies are a go-to! This chlorophyll-rich green energizing smoothie will help keep your nourished and tastes AMAZING! 


This smoothie is made with our Green Dream Superfood Blend which is loaded with plant-based protein, iron, and vitamin B-12. We’ve also added our Sunshine Drops made with liquid chlorophyll and mint. If you’re someone who isn’t a big fan of the taste of chlorophyll, sneaking a few drops into your morning smoothie is an excellent way to get all the benefits of chlorophyll.

Gather This:

1 cup nut milk

1 banana

1 cup chopped pineapple or other fruit

1 cup organic leafy greens

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood Blend 

1 - 2 droppers Sunshine Drops


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blend and blend! Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

 

What’s your favorite green smoothie? Create yours and tag us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Refreshing Homemade Berry Superfood Lemonade

We’re celebrating summer with a refreshing, homemade berry superfood lemonade recipe! Sweetened with honey, and filled with our Berry Bliss Superfood Blend for immunity and fresh berries. 


Homemade lemonade is always the way to go. It’s also super simple to make. This lemonade is perfect for pool days, backyard gatherings, and celebrations. It looks beautiful especially with a few frozen berries added!


We frothed in our Berry Bliss blend for a boost of immunity, nutrients and superfoods! We mean it when we say, “Make every food a superfood!”

Gather This:

2-3 cups fresh berries

⅓ cup raw honey (we used Berry Bee Honey for extra nutrients + mood-boosting properties!) 

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp Berry Bliss

4-5 cups water


Do This:

To make the lemonade, add fresh-squeezed lemon juice, honey, and 4-5 cups of water to a blend until combined. Pour into a large pitcher.

Add the berries and Berry Bliss to a blender. Puree the berries for 3-4 seconds and then add them to the lemonade. Stir Well.

Serve with ice and add some frozen berries and ENJOY!

 

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Nut + Fruit Spirulina Honey Platter

Nut + Fruit Spirulina Honey Platter

For those days when you’re craving a healthy snack full of fruits, nuts and honey while sitting poolside with your soul sisters and family. We are sharing this super easy fruit + nut plate topped with Green Bee Honey for your family to snack on before dinnertime.


This is such a fun combination because they’re not your everyday fruits + nuts which makes it all the more fun to enjoy. It’s a great mid-day treat or the perfect unique appetizer for your next gathering!

Green Bee Honey Appetizer Plate

Gather This:

1 handful of raspberries or berries of choice

1 handful of dried fruits

1 handful of walnuts or nut of choice

1 handful of chips of choice

1 small avocado

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood Blend

Drizzle of Green Bee Honey


Do This:

Mash 1 avocado in a bowl with 1 tsp of green dream. Slice all fruit (if needed) and arrange on a platter with nuts, dried fruit and chips. Drizzle with Green Bee Honey and enjoy!

Philosophie Nut + Fruit Spirulina Honey Platter

 

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