Where do you get your iron!?

My eats today were delicious, but let’s not be too wordy about it.

Lunch was Aab Indian buffet. Snackage was buttery oat bran with chia seeds (recipe to come).  Dinner was leftover smoky spinach split pea soup and maple butter acorn squash.

My eats yesterday were delcious as well.  This may get wordy.

After my run I refueled with this baby. Warning: it ain’t pretty.

What IS that thing?! Split pea soup? Pop eye’s breakfast of champions? The loch ness monster? 

No, silly.

Chia Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

-makes one huge bowl o’ smoothie, inspired by OhSheGlows Pumpkin Pie Monster

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 sliced frozen banana
  • 1/2  cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or combo of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger)
  • 2 tsp molasses/maple syrup
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • stevia to taste (I used half a packet)

Blend until smooth!

*The chia seeds thicken up the smoothie a lot. They’re quite the superfood, packed with calcium, iron, omega-3’s, fiber (6 grams in 2 tbsp!) and protein. They also have more antioxidants than flaxseed!

After having two huge bowls of split pea soup and Mary’s Gone Crackers with half a container of Whole Foods greek hummus, I was of course still hungry. 

I wanted something chocolately and cerealy. We all know I don’t eat Corn Pops, so it’s not like I was gonna grab any Cocoa Krispies.  But I still wanted that chocolately-drinkable-milk effect.

Not to mention my ghiradelli dark chocolate chips that were on sale at Target were staring at me.

Dark Choco PB Cereal

-lightly adapted from Fitnessista’s serious cereal

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup kamut puffs
  • 1 1/2 tsp DARK cocoa powder (or more if you’re a chocosapien)
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • stevia/sugar to taste(I used almost a whole packet!  You want this sweet.)
  • milk

Combine oats, kamut puffs, cocoa powder, choco chips and stevia in a bowl.  Stir in peanut butter. Make sure to sweeten this enough to taste!  You may want to use sweetened milk, as well.  YUM!

If you make this, you have to promise me one thing… That you’ll drink the milk.

Smile because the milk is chocolately and because one tablespoon of Hershey’s dark chocolate cocoa powder has 2 grams of fiber and 15% of your daily value of iron!

Soooo next time a skeptical carnivore asks you where you get your iron, you can say hmmm…leafy greens, beans, and dark choco pb cereal, DUH!

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19 thoughts on “Where do you get your iron!?

  1. bought some black strap molasses the other day! haven’t had a chance to use it yet! maybe ill use one of your smoothie recipes for breakfast!

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