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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Daily Green Smoothie Bowl

I went on Instagram Live earlier this week with my girl Daniella Monet for a high vibe green smoothie creation and it was so good that I wanted to share the recipe with you all! This is a smoothie recipe you can come back to every day for your daily boost of greens and superfoods! 


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 Superfood + Protein Blends, 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 Superfood + Protein Blend

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!

I’m also including a fun Matcha-Papaya Digestive Green Smoothie recipe if you want to go a little smoothie crazy!


Gather This:

Handful of ice 

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

½ avocado

1 tbsp sugar-free almond butter or nut butter of choice

1 tbsp coconut oil

1-2 handfuls of kale/spinach

1 handful unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of sea salt (to complement the flavors)

½ cup fresh/frozen papaya 

½ banana

½ tsp matcha powder


Do This:

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

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


How did you customize your green drink? Share your variation or how you specially created your powerhouse smoothie with us on Instagram!

Immunity Boosting Fruit Plate

All the fruit all the time these days!! These days it’s all about flooding the body with alkalizing foods and nutrient-boosting ingredients so we can continue to stay high vibe and energized while we’re at home. 


You’ve heard us say to eat your colors but do you know why? Fruits and veggies of different colors tend to have higher concentrations of specific nutrients that are crucial for health and wellbeing. Eating a variety of colors makes it easy to receive balanced nutrition. 


Fresh fruit with a drizzle of our raw superfood honey is THE best mid-day treat to help boost your immunity. We’re enjoying this fruit plate all day long!!


We know it may be hard to get your hands on fresh produce these days and when you’re at the store you may not think about stocking up on fruits and veggies but don’t forget about them. Grocery stores are still in business and continuously receiving new stock! There are also a ton of places online where you can shop fresh fruits and veggies. 


Here’s a few of my favorites:

Imperfect Foods: Fresh fruits and veggies delivered right to your door! They’re in high demand now but still operating!

Instacart: Groceries delivered from local stores.

Whole Foods: Has delivery and pick-up options available

Want to make your own gorgeous fruit plat to snack on at home? Here’s how!


Gather This:

A variety of your favorite fruits such as - 

Kiwi

Mango

Kumquats

Strawberry 

Watermelon

Coconut

Dragon fruit

Pineapple

Pomegranate seeds

Apple slices

Banana 

Mint leaves (opt.)

Drizzle of Green Bee Honey


Do This:

Begin with a base, in this case, we use diced mango, sliced apples, coconut and a banana but do what feels best for you and what you have available. Then we cut watermelon slices into fun shapes like hearts and cut our strawberries and spread across the plate. We finished with a cut kiwi, kumquats, sliced pineapple and pomegranate seeds. Dress up your fruit plate with mint leaves and edible flowers and last but most importantly, Green Bee Honey

 

What are some ways you’re boosting your immunity? Share with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Simple Superfood Yogurt Parfait

Okay, Philosophie Family! Here is a delicious, superfood-filled, raw, vegan, and paleo-friendly recipe that will satisfy anyone you love, from kids to hubbies! Perfect for those mornings at home! This recipe is incredibly easy to create and looks stunning when served in a clear glass! It is the perfect addition to a special brunch or a quick and healthy breakfast that can be made the night before. Here’s how!


All you need is a nourishing yogurt (regular or dairy-free, your choice!), plus the Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend for added nutrients and a healthy serving of plant-based protein. A few spoonfuls of raw oats provide extra fiber and will also keep you full and fruits like kiwi and mango to add some sweetness and added nutrients. 


For toppings, add your favorite berries and sprinkle on shredded coconut making a picture-perfect parfait!

Gather This:

2 cups of yogurt of your choice + extra for in-between layers (we love Kite Hill almond yogurt)

Handful of spinach

1 tsp Green Bee Honey

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Handful of oats

Handful of mango + kiwi (make it fun by cutting them into fun shapes!)

Toppings: mixed berries + shredded coconut


Do This:

In the blender, combine yogurt with spinach, Green Dream, and Green Bee Honey. Set aside. In a jar first layer in your raw oats, then place a row of cut mango along the side. Add in a layer of your Green Dream yogurt blend then a layer of plain yogurt. Add in your kiwi along the side and repeat the layers. Top with your mixed berries and shredded coconut. ENJOY!

Share your superfood parfaits with me on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Magical Cacao Mushroom Coffee Latte

Our go-to superfood coffee recipe kicked up a notch with mushroom coffee, ghee and collagen! We added our Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend for a delicious boost of superfood protein and our Cacao Bee Honey for a touch of sweetness and immunity! 


If you’re nervous about adding medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens into your morning coffee, Four Sigmatic makes it super easy and beginner-friendly! Mushrooms are SO good for you. The healing + adaptogenic benefits of reishi mushroom inspired us to create our Cacao Magic blend. They’re loaded with antioxidants, have been shown to help ease stress and promote relaxation and when combined with coffee - they balance out the negative effects (i.e. jitters, crash, etc.) and promote a more natural energizing boost. 


And… same Noa, same. 

 

Serves: 4


Gather This:

1 packet GoodMylk Almond Plant-Based Mylk or 4 cups your favorite plant-based milk

3 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 tbsp Fourth & Heart Ghee (optional but makes it extra creamy; can also sub with coconut butter)

3 packets Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee (or 2-3 cups brewed coffee)

2 scoops collagen 



Do This:

Combine all in a blender then heat on the stovetop. Enjoy!


Did you try this superfood coffee recipe? Share with me on Facebook using #PhilosophieLove!

Easy Veggie Burger Kale Salad

Anyone else tired of having a salad for lunch and ending up STARVING two hours later? Same. Give us a salad that’s LOADED with delicious veggies, fruits, a rich protein-source and topped with a homemade Berry Bliss dressing to satisfy hunger and support your energy all day long!


In this salad, we used Dr. Prager’s California Veggie Burgers which includes 5g of protein and 10 different types of veggies. They’re so tasty and super satisfying. We also dressed it with a light and slightly sweet Berry Bliss dressing made from our Berry Bee Honey


Enjoy this salad for lunch or as a side dish to your family dinner! Can’t wait to hear what you think.


Gather This:

1 large bunch kale (leaves torn from stems)

1 cup tomatoes

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup pine nuts

½ cup shredded carrots

¼  red onion (thinly sliced)

1 Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger

FOR THE DRESSING

¼  cup apple cider vinegar

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

½  cup neutral oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)

salt and pepper to taste


Do This:

In a nonstick skillet, cook Dr. Praeger’s California Burger on each side for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Chop burger into small pieces.  

Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients with a fork.

Put the shredded kale in a large bowl with the salt. With your hands, squeeze and massage the kale and mix it well with salt. Keep massaging the kale for up to 3-5 minutes as the kale will darken, shrink in size and the fibers will break down. Once this happens, mix in all of the other ingredients into the bowl.

Assemble salad by tossing all ingredients with dressing.  

 

What type of flavor combinations would you add to this kale salad? Show us your kale salad combinations on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Vegan No-Bake Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

Dream up this batch of no-bake, guilt-free cookies filled with wholesome ingredients for your Valentine!


In addition to cacao (everyone’s favorite superfood!), Cacao Magic + Cacao Bee both contain maca, a libido-enhancing root from the mountains of Peru that also boosts energy + mood. Perfect for a day full of love + romance!


These cookies are super nutrient-dense that require barely any time or energy! Cookies that are raw, vegan, dairy-free and easy to make? Yes, please!

Gather This:

1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)

½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-5 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

½ tsp salt

Drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey



Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until everything has broken down and everything starts to clump together - about 40 seconds. 

Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop out cookie batter and form into balls. Place cookie balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Repeat until you’ve used the remainder of the cookie dough.

Use a fork to gently press down on each cookie.

Pop cookie sheet into the refrigerator to allow cookies to chill. Then feel free to add cookies to a large bag or container to store. Cookies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, drizzle on some honey and enjoy!

What special sweet treats are you making for your Valentine? Share them with us on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!