What’s Better Than Pumpkin Spice? Pumpkin Spice with Chocolate, Of Course!

This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, a Vermont-based maker of whole-food vitamins and supplements, however all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!

What’s better than Pumpkin Spice? Pumpkin Spice with chocolate, of course! I’ve taken this Fall flavor favourite, wrapped it in chocolate and used two of my favorite New Chapter Products to give these delicious seasonal treats a healthy twist! Fall is my absolute favorite season (not just because October is my birthday month), and I love any excuse to get out and go leaf peeping, accompanied by these delicious healthy snacks!

Pumpkin Spice Cacao Cookie Dough Balls 

These Pumpkin Spice Cacao Cookie Dough Balls not only taste great but pack a protein punch in the form of New Chapter’s Complete Organic Plant Protein+. This easy to digest protein powder is the only plant-based option I will recommend to my clients, and provides a hunger satiating, blood sugar balancing 20g of protein per serving. I love to keep a batch of these in the fridge at all times when I need to grab a quick and healthy snack!

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or by hand. Cover, and leave to firm in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Shape into bowls and store in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin Spice Probiotic Pudding 

Not only does this recipe contain gut friendly protein in the form of New Chapter’s Complete Organic Plant Protein+ (it contains a blend of mung bean, brown rice, hemp, chia, flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds is easy to digest and includes the clinically studied Prohydrolase digestive enzymes to ensure proper protein breakdown and boost protein absorption) but the addition of probiotic rich plant based yoghurt will also help to nourish your microbiome!

This is a perfect ‘make ahead’ breakfast for busy mornings but can also be served topped with whipped coconut cream and extra chocolate shavings for a dessert that feels indulgent but is actually wonderful for your gut health and digestion!

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based yoghurt (+ 2 tablespoons for topping)
  • 1 serving New Chapter Vanilla Complete Original Plant Protein+ 
  • ¼ cup chia seed
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dark chocolate shavings (for topping)

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or by hand, leaving aside the 2 tablespoons of yoghurt and dark chocolate. Transfer to jars/glasses, then leave to set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. Top with the coconut yoghurt and dark chocolate shavings

 Pumpkin Spice Hot Cacao 

This is my favourite of all the three recipes, so much so that I was reluctant to share it with Husband Hanway during recipe testing! I’ve added New Chapter’s phytonutrient rich Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder to this decadent hot cacao recipe to support a healthy inflammatory response and to add a little warmth that complements the other spice blends beautifully. Keep this recipe simmering on the stovetop when holiday guests arrive – they won’t even know its good for them!

  • 2 cups oat milk
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 serving New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 drops stevia or 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)

Place all ingredients in a pan and heat gently. Using an immersion blender, Vitamix or similar, blend gently for 30 seconds.

You can find all of the New Chapter products mentioned here in your local health food store, Whole Foods, CVS, on Amazon, or at www.newchapter.com.

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