No matter what time of year it is I still love pumpkin. It is so tasty, can be sweet or savory and is SO good for you. Pumpkin is a powerhouse vegetable packed with vitamin A- about a weeks worth in just one cup! It also has tons of fiber and vitamin K just to mention a few. In the fall I went through a HUGE pumpkin obsession eating it at least once a day usually in the form of pumpkin latte yumm. I am sort of relapsing now and especially after this lovely dip. I was inspired when I saw this recipe and I had to make it but I wanted to eat the whole thing. So in order for me to feel “justified” in doing so I needed to find a way to sneak some protein in here. Enter PB2. Plus now since I am saving on calories using this instead of real peanut butter I can add other fun things like white chocolate chips, OOooo.
I also made a little extra love on top using some agar base mixed with pumpkin to make it really pumpkinny. The best part of this beautiful sight is it is only 300 calories- yeah seriously. This could easily be a super nutritious breakfast (which involves no cooking yay!) or only eat half for a late night snack. Either way its sinful minus the guilt and can actually make you even more beautiful because of all the vitamin A for your skin!
1.5 cups pumpkin puree
4 tbsp PB2 (if you don’t have use 2 tbsp peanut butter)
2 tbsp canned full fat coconut milk (I like to use the hardened parts on top from sitting in the fridge)
1 tsp vanilla extract
few drops of stevia or preferred sweetener
2 tbsp cocoa powder (I use 1 regular and 1 dark)
Whip everything together. Would be best chilled in the fridge for at least 2 hours but I couldn’t wait. Top with your favorite toppings, I used some crumbled white chocolate chips. Top with agar topping if you have it made.
For a nutritional breakfast option, add either 1/3 cup oatmeal, 2 tbsp flax seed or other breakfast grain. You could even whip it up the night before work and bring with you!
Calories without toppings using PB2: 285
Fat 11g–(You need that bit of fat from full fat coconut milk in order to absorb vitamin A from pumpkin)