Jessica and I enjoyed another glorious morning of running at the beach, working up a sweat and chatting about all things food and exercise and nutrition. I also got to meet a friend of hers, Rob, who shared his cool story: he lost 100 lbs this year through running and eating well, and even ran a marathon (his first ever) in 3 hours, 30 minutes!! His passion for good health and love for all people is truly inspiring.
After our sweat session, I hurried home to snack on a pumpkin…errr, well, some pumpkin-flavored goodness: Trader Joe’s herbal pumpkin rooibos tea (I love tea time!) and a pumpkin greek yogurt parfait…um, on a pumpkin placemat…sheesh!
What is in that good looking bowl up there^???
Let me tell you…layers of:
- TJ’s Pumpkin Greek Yogurt
- A whole peach, sliced
- A handful of spiced pecans (recipe to appear next week!)
- A handful of pomegranate seeds
- Half of a banana, sliced
- A handful of homemade granola
- A Sprinkle of cinnamon
- A spoon 😉
|Hmmm if I didn’t know any better I’d think this was a close up of Pizza-the -Hut from Spaceballs :O|
Pumpkin is not only a generous provider of heaps of fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium…but also packs in some vitamin E, Iron, Magnesium and some B Vitamins to boot…pretty darned good excuse to eat an extra slice of pumpkin pie.