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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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Energy Balls

We are OBSESSED with these energizing chocolate chip oat bites created by our Philosophie Babe, Cheryl (@cherylshealthylife). They’re packed with protein and nutrients that make you feel like a superhuman!


We have a question to ask you: What is one snack in your fridge/pantry right now that you can pop in your mouth that is full of fiber, superfoods, healthy fats & protein?


These bites are the answer! No BLENDER required! I haven’t made these in months & I needed that extra snack to have on hand for an easy grab & go. Make a batch today & store in the fridge!


Gather This:

1 ½ cup sprouted oats

1 heaping cup creamy peanut butter

3 tbsp flax

2 tbsp hemp seeds

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 scoop of Fall Vibes

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

⅓ cup maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil (solid)

As many dark chocolate chips as your heart desires


Do This:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except for the coconut oil & chocolate chips. 

Fold in the coconut oil & chips scoop into balls using an ice cream scoop & place on a plate with parchment paper. If the balls seem too dry when forming, add a liquid like almond milk. 

Put in the fridge for 20 min, then transfer to a sealed container. Store in the fridge for whenever you need a quick & healthy snack. ENJOY!

 

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Fruit, Nut and Honey Appetizer or Snack Plate

Sometimes you’re craving a full plate of fruits and nuts covered in raw superfood honey. This is such an easy way to enjoy fruits, nuts and maybe veggies with an added sweetness of raw honey! Kids love this and it’s a fun dish to bring to small gatherings.


I love the fruit combinations on this plate because they’re not your everyday fruits, which make it all the more fun to enjoy. It’s a great mid-day treat or the perfect unique appetizer for your next party! 


Gather This:

1 sliced Blood Orange

1 Handful or organic blueberries 

1 sliced organic apple

1 handful of almonds (or nuts of your choice!)

½ cup granola

Spoonful of raw vegan cheese

Cacao Bee Honey or Green Bee Honey


Do This:

Slice all fruit and arrange on a platter with a handful of almonds. Drizzle with Cacao Bee Honey or Green Bee Honey, and sprinkle granola on top! 


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Gluten-free Holiday Spiced Pancakes

The holidays are all about eating tons of nourishing, beautiful food and celebrating with friends and family. This is a beautiful time to shift into slow mornings together with stacks of these buttery pancakes topped with superfood honey. 

 

This recipe is insanely simple because of Bob Red Mill’s Gluten-Free Pancake Mix. I also subbed in almond milk and coconut oil instead of regular milk + oil (it’s THAT easy to make healthy substitutions). Finally, I added a touch of our Fall Vibes Superfood Blend (limited supply left in stock!) for the pumpkin flavor because I’m obsessed and topped with our Berry Bee Honey instead of maple syrup which makes this stack extra sweet and extra nutritious! Perfect for the family to enjoy. 

 

These cakes were so thick and tasty - you're going to want to make them all week long!

Gather This:

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 egg

¾ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Superfood Blend

Drizzle of Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Heat a lightly greased pan over medium heat. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until just combined and then pour ¼ cup portion into pan. Cook until bubbly, then flip and cook until done, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve while hot and top with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey and your favorite granola. 

 

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Muffins

Celebrating all the holiday goodness with these gooey, dark chocolate peppermint mochas made by our love Carmen Jolie (@carmenjolie)! Each muffin is cakey, rich and full of only the good stuff. This recipe includes our Coconut Magic Coconut Butter as a creamy, nutritious substitute for butter and Cacao Magic for vitamins, adaptogens and plant-based protein.


Gather This:

2 cups AP flour or sub GF flour

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or Cacao Magic

2 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup granulated or coconut sugar

2 triangles of finely chopped Abuelita’s hot chocolate bar (this adds a sweet cinnamon surprise)

2 eggs (beaten)

1 ¼ cup almond milk

¼ cup coconut oil melted

¼ cup Coconut Magic Coconut Butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 candy cane crushed to sprinkle on top before baking as well as dark chocolate chips to add on top before baking


Do This:

Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix beaten eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil + softened coconut magic butter. Mix dry and wet ingredients slowly, don’t make a mess! Put in lined muffin tins and fill to the top generously. Top with dark chocolate chips and crushed candy cane pieces. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min or until cake is cooked all the way through (all ovens are different)

Peppermint Collagen Hot Chocolate

The holiday season is all about celebrations with friends and loved ones surrounded by good food. What we nourish our bodies affects our health and mood; when we nourish ourselves with real food and lovingly enjoy a holiday treat we are more likely to maintain bliss and balance. 


No need to deprive yourself and definitely no need for judgment or guilt, especially when you incorporate high-vibe superfoods into your holiday treats!


This rich, minty hot chocolate gets its smooth texture from highly nutritious nut milk and its subtle sweetness from immunity-boosting honey. We’ve added our Cacao Magic blend for a variety of potent superfoods, including a dose of finely milled reishi mushroom powder, known to have an ever-growing list of healing properties. And a boost of our Cosmic Elixir for collagen and superfoods. 

Gather This:

1 cup non-dairy milk

½ cup water

3 tbsp Cacao Magic or raw cacao

1 ½ tbsp sweetener of choice

A small pinch of salt

¼ tsp peppermint extract

1 tsp Cosmic Elixir

1 ounce of chocolate ( raw, vegan carob will also work)


Do This:

Blend all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate. Pour the liquid into a small saucepan, add the chocolate and slowly bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk in the chocolate. Simmer for another minute or so, keeping an eye on the chocolate to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat. Enjoy warm or chilled (wine glass over ice)!

 

What ways do you celebrate time with friends + family during the holidays? Share your favorite traditions with me in the comments below or on Instagram.

Beautifying Cosmic Collagen Smoothie Bowl

Collagen Smoothie Bowl

Skin care you can eat! For a smoothie bowl that will leave you glowing from the inside out, try this collagen berry smoothie bowl. Collagen is a powerful smoothie booster which gives your skin a glow, combats inflammation, and is also a natural anti-ager. 


You’ll find collagen in our superfood blend, Cosmic Elixir, which is a combination of vanilla, monk fruit, mood-boosting Mucuna, He Shou Wu for longevity, vitamin-rich Tocos, and beautifying collagen. 


Brighten up your days with this pink smoothie bowl packed with superfoods, collagen and lots more! Never underestimate what the power of a beautiful, bright pink smoothie bowl can do for you and your body. 

Beautifying Cosmic Collagen Smoothie Bowl

Gather This:

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1 banana, frozen

1 cup spinach

¾ cup almond milk

1 heaping spoonful Cosmic Elixir

1 tbsp almond butter

Berry Bee Honey or Green Bee Honey, to taste

Frozen acai


Do This:

Blend all ingredients together! Add extra ice or milk as needed.

Pour the rest of the smoothie into a bowl, and decorate with your favorite toppings! ENJOY!

Sophie Jaffe Collagen Smoothie Bowl

 

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